The loudspeaker came alive with a youthful voice.
“Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Delta Neraida. We have a couple of points we would like to cover with you before we begin our landing sequence. First of all, it was discovered the satellite that was supposed to be sending us data from our new home was destroyed shortly after passing a small asteroid, about the size of pea. The good news is that before it was destroyed, preliminary findings indicated positive atmospheric conditions, with the exception of having slightly elevated greenhouse gases. We will have our chief scientists follow up on this, but we don’t think it’s a contraindication for us to start immediate colonization. The temperatures are slightly elevated over those of Earth, so we will probably plan to start our settlement closer to one of the poles. Also, we are in the early phases of mapping the planet, and we will make an orbital pass to complete the scan. After this announcement the main engine will detach. Feel free to then walk about the cabins. We will have another update for you soon. Thank you.”
The loudspeaker cut off and it was with a loud thud that the main engine detached. Passengers began to stand up and stretch.
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