That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind…  -Neil Armstrong

 

Dear Sir or Madam,

We are pleased to inform you of your acceptance into our test of the Moonbase New Colombia, the first ever colony on the moon to be inhabited by humans for any extended period of time.  During this test, you will inhabit the moonbase for a period of one year.  Your crew will consist of a total of 50 men and women from a diverse range of backgrounds headed by the very capable Cpt. Richard Jameson.  We want this to be as close to a real habitation as possible.  While New Colombia can easily be inhabited by well over 10 times that number, this test is designed to ensure that human habitation does not damage or otherwise compromise any vital systems which cannot be repaired in a timely manner by the crew.  In the event of any emergency, there are numerous redundant safeguards to ensure your safety.  Below is a list of things to keep in mind as you pack and mentally prepare for your voyage.

  • If you are not a member of security or administrative personnel, please listen carefully to any instructions given by such individuals and follow them as precisely as possible.
  • Artificial gravity is, unfortunately, not a technology that we have been able to implement on board the moonbase.  We will be providing magnetic boots which should fit over any conventional footwear.  While these are optional, they are recommended until you have become accustomed to the lower gravity.
  • Bring something that reminds you of home.  This is sure to be an experience unlike anything you've ever encountered, but that fact, while exciting, can cause a tremendous amount of homesickness.
  • While we have tried to accept people as family units where applicable, we have not been able to in all circumstances due to the limited number of spaces available.

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Bon Voyage!

NASA Mission Control

Moonbase New Colombia

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