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EARTH 2Science in Science FictionThe year is 2050 when the world realized that the population was at a critical number. Even with the worldleaders coming to try to find a way to fix the rapid population growth they were unable to completely control it. Thenew rule was one child per family and in order to have a child a request had to be submitted. Couples had to havebackground checks and had to meet some certain criteria like no felonies, passing drug test and had to be able tosupport a child by making a certain amount of income a year. Failure to follow this rule came with harshconsequences and the children born to people who did not meet these criteria would have the child taken away. Itwas a harsh time and world leaders found a solution; colonization of a new planet. Such a planet had already beenlocated in the Andromeda Galaxy unfortunately not much was known about the planet other then it’s atmospherewas much like Earths and would support human life. A lottery had already taken place to pick individuals fromseveral countries to take this journey to the new world. The ship NEW HOPE had been built and had left 3 yearsearlier. NEW HOPE was able to hold and support 150 crew and 350 passengers. These passengers included peoplewith certain backgrounds that would be needed to build up a new society and successfully colonize this new planet.They consisted of military personal, teachers, doctors, engineers, scientists, botanists, etc. The ship has just arrivedat the planet which was given the title Earth 2.0930 Landing Brief: As Captain Baker walks in someone yells “attention on deck”. Captain Baker tellseveryone to “please be seated,” then proceeds to tell the Operations Officer Lieutenant Commander Sawyer to startthe briefing. Operation’s officer says, “If you open your briefing packets please. We know that the atmosphere ofEarth 2 will support our people when it comes to breathing. Scans have also shown that like Earth, Earth 2 hasterrain, rivers and oceans. Our scans have also shown that the land is covered in lush vegetation and also showssigns of life on the surface. What we do not know is whether this life is intelligent, friendly or hostile. We havelocated a clearing next to a river that will be ideal for the landing party to set up a base camp. The landing part willconsist of two teams of 12 in two separate shuttles. Blue team will be led by Major Phillips and Major Banks will beleading the red team. Primary objective is to secure area, and set up base camp so the scientists in your groups cananalyze vegetation, soil samples and animal life. This mission is critical and must be successful before colonizing
can begin. The shuttles will drop off military personnel return to the ship and once area is secured scientists andequipment will then be sent down and camp will be set up. One primary concern will be the communicationsbetween the base camp and the landing party. Comms will be spotty until a communications tower is established on

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