Friday 21st July 2028
Astronaut Edwin Kelly placing the ISA flag in the lunar surface. Marking Man's historic return to our nearest neighbour.
Almost 60 years after Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, mankind is back again. Despite many setbacks and the global financial crises of the last three decades. Much criticism has been levelled at ISA for the costs of the project. However the enthusiasm shown by the worlds television market would suggest the move is very popular amongst the general populace.
In an epic worldwide telecast the astronauts first steps were broadcast to a staggering audience of 3.5 billion. Delighting the audience Kelly's first words were
“Our hope is that this joint venture will herald a new era of peace and prosperity for all mankind”
This is indeed a comment worthy to sit alongside Armstrong's “One Small step”.
Kelly can be seen in the new generation of LDHES (Long Duration Hazardous Environment Suits). Unlike previous generations of space suits the LDHES can offer prolonged missions with its protection and on-board recycling. The astronaut is able to exist in a near earth normal atmosphere and has a very high protection from background radiation. This is essential as the suit derives its power from a nuclear battery. To help them deal with the extra weight this creates the suit offers augmentation to the astronauts movements.
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