Created by christopherallison
Before the Void War, the Mediterranean Alliance launched a scientific expedition to Barnard’s Star using an experimental drive that would get the spacecraft to the outer system of that star within 2 years. The last transmission from the expedition confirmed arrival in the inner system of Barnard’s Star and orbit around de Kemp (planet). Three days later, the spacecraft’s artificial intelligence transmitted its routine navigation data to Earth, indicating that the craft was preparing for a jump out of the Barnard Star system, but not back to Earth. The Void War began within days so there was no opportunity to conduct a thorough investigation. Records of the expedition only survived due to a malfunctioning receiver that failed to connect to the Net.