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    Futures Past The Generation Ship Tour


    Futures Past
    The Generation Ship Tour


    Date: Sunday 20/05/3304
    Launch Time: 16:00 UTC (in-game time)
    Starting System: Sol - Mars High
    Non Permit Holder System: Wolf 359 - Lomas Orbiter
    Tour Timeframe - 5 to 7 hours

    Platforms: PC, PS4, XBox
    Game Mode: Private Group

    Summary
    We would like to invite all CMDR on each of the three main platforms, PS4, Pc and Xbox, on a guided excursion to each of the known Generation Ships.

    At this time there are nine known Generation Ships, all within 300ly of Sol from whence they set out. Each ship has five datapoints that give a narrative on the fate of the ship. We aim to spend c.20-25 minutes in the space around each ship scanning and listening to the audio logs before moving on.

    Four of the generation ships are located by heading in the direction of a particular system. Some orbit planets or are near stars so are easier to find. Four others will require more specific navigation to locate in-system.

    A brief history of Generation Ships and the ‘Missing’
    Starships; the dreams of legends long past and futures unrealised. Generation Ships were the only means by which humanity could reach out beyond its nursery of Sol in the days before the advent of faster than light propulsion. These ships carried everything they needed to sustain a viable population over many, many generations. Their short-lived human inhabitants clung to the hope that they would eventually reach a destination where their descendants could disembark. These were journeys of hope, but sadly it was not only their originators that often would not see journey’s end as we shall learn.

    It is estimated that approximately 70,000 Generation Ships were launched during those early hopeful decades. Some faired better than others, but all drifted toward one of two possible fates; destination or destruction. Several colony founding documents reveal that many of the ships arrived at their intended destinations, but many more did not. The people of these lost ships are known as the ‘Missing’. Those ships and their inhabitants are lost to space, to time, and from the record; they drift in the blackness en route to some distant star, perhaps abandoned, perhaps crippled, perhaps worse. Only nine of these lost ships have so far been found.

    The souls of this half forgotten past await remembrance. They await us.

    We propose to visit each of the nine known Generation Ships as follows:



    As noted above, not all the ships are found in the same way. Four of them are located by heading in the direction of a particular system. Some are in planetary orbit or are near to stars so are easier to find. Four others will require more specific navigation to locate in-system.

    We suggest that small or medium ships with >30ly jump ranges are used for the tour. This will reduce the jump load between Generation Ship systems and will make it easier for multiple CMDRs to reach and scan the logs at the same time. Fuel scoops are also recommended.

    Proposed Route (by system):
    Sol
    Charick Drift
    Nefertem
    Kitae
    Lalande 2966
    Alaunus
    mu cassiopeia
    Ross 859
    Virudnir
    Hez Ur


    Practicalities
    The tour will utilise the Paradox Wing Discord server https://discord.gg/sbuQJRx for instruction, comms and chat. CMDRs will be able to self assign their platform role and the role ‘FuturesPast’ in the #bot channel using the command !join FuturesPast. This will reveal the event’s chat and voice channels. If you are unfamiliar with Discord, don’t worry, a member of the admin team will be monitoring all new joiners and will be available to assist.

    Private groups
    We propose to hold the tour in Open, but there will be PGs available for each platform should this prove necessary. Details will be available in the Discord.

    Further details on the Generation Ships can be found on the Canonn website: https://canonn.science/codex/generation-ships/

    We’re looking forward to seeing you out there!

    CMDR The-DemonWolf
    CMDR Allcrowsareblack

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    Really looking forward to this!!

    The main post above will be updated as details are confirmed

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    Very cool, I don't believe I have been to any of these .
    looking forward to this. o7

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    Great idea. Visiting all the mega ships is something I've been meaning to do.

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    Originally Posted by JonTheGreat View Post (Source)
    Great idea. Visiting all the mega ships is something I've been meaning to do.
    :3 generationship are one specific type of megaship. To tour all types of megaships would be an amazing feat if you visited them all o7

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    My OH is running the Liverpool Half Marathon that day, so might be tricky for me but would love to join in if I can.

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    Would this be a nice walk to try my Explovette on for size? I believe so. The Ends Of Invention stands ready.


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    Yup look forward to this Demon

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    ^.^ your most certainly welcome to

    Originally Posted by Mistress m00 View Post (Source)
    Yup look forward to this Demon

    hooray

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    Can datapoints be scanned from an SLF? I have never tried it.

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    Originally Posted by C64Fan View Post (Source)
    Can datapoints be scanned from an SLF? I have never tried it.
    I’m not sure. I’m going to say no, unless you have a data scanner on the fighter;Which I’ve never checked so I can not be sure. All targets will be at the 200m range. you can use a large ship, it will just take some wiggles and a shield to get in close enough. There will be many players so you may have to wait a bit for access to the terminal without hitting small and med ships around it.

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    Originally Posted by The-DemonWolf View Post (Source)
    I’m not sure. I’m going to say no, unless you have a data scanner on the fighter;Which I’ve never checked so I can not be sure. All targets will be at the 200m range. you can use a large ship, it will just take some wiggles and a shield to get in close enough. There will be many players so you may have to wait a bit for access to the terminal without hitting small and med ships around it.
    Thanks. I think I’ll test it with an SLF when I have the time.

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    One more week to go,canít wait!! Xbox CMDRís please add me,I can then invite you in the private group o7

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    Sounds like fun!
    I'll try to be there again!

    o7

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