Igor Tkac has entered the Grand Space Opera 3D.
Latest Update: Final Image: Stranded on Phobos
My name is Capt. Terran Samura and I am the chief officer in charge of the construction project labeled as “Adam” near the Eden region on Mars.
On July 20th, year 2054,at around 18:26 hours, an asteroid that I have pretentiously dubbed as the Humpback
meteor struck the Melas Chasma region of the Valles Marineris, the biggest canyon system present in our soloar system. I was flying a Light wing, Craneship class, from Syrtis Minor to the
Adam construction site when the meteorite impacted the planet and sent an absolutely astounding shockwave around the entire surface of Mars.
It is unclear to me how such an enormous object went undetected by the Syrtis Minor outpost or the W.A.S.A. on planet earth but it was clearly a gargantuan oversight.
The asteroid is at least two hundred kilometers in circumference
on it’s shortest axis and is emitting a plume of black smoke hundreds of kilometers into Mars’ atmosphere.
Amidst the chaos, I made an unbelievably regretful decision to make an emergency landing on Phobos,
one of the two small moons that orbit Mars, after numerous distress signal upload failures.
The impact was rather soft due to Phobos’ low gravity, burying the Lightwing in three meters of dust, leaving the Craneship completely intact
with the exception of a nitris hose responsible for injecting fuel to the two main verticle thrusters which
was punctured and rendered useless,leaking all of the vehicle’s fuel onto Phobos’ dark dust. A secondary reserve fuel tank survived the impact
but so far I’ve found nothing in My vessel that even remotely resembles the strangely shaped damaged hose and neither Mars or the planet Earth have replied to
My distress signals.
Absolutely all uploads/downloads between my Lightwing vessel and Mars
have been disrupted by the meteorite impact which is unfortunate because all signals travel through the Syrtis Minor communications outpost before being sent to Earth,
communication with the W.A.S.A. is impossible at this time.
It is now my 23rd day here on this moon and I’ve dug a trench exposing the left headlight of my ship after it was buried, hoping that maybe someone
on the surface of Mars will detect the faint light emitting from this dark gray rock during the night. Only a few rations of water are left along with some vitamin powders
and protein pills. There is enough battery power for
all of the Craneship’s lights to shine for another three months, if not four. There is nothing to do here… Other than to watch this Grand Space Opera.
Capt. Terran Samura,
Lead excavation unit