INTRO / THE "CASSIOPEIA"
2125 "BC"? This mission was launched over 2100 years before Christ was born! They must have meant "A.D." Or maybe that's "Before Caesar". If you look to the three o'clock position of the picture, there's the "Cassiopeia" closing in from the right side.
The star field shifts and zooms in on the object to the right, a spacecraft approaching at high speed.
The spacecraft glides by the screen.
Short of missing the rather large stabilizer fin in the rear, this is the American X-30.
Notice the NASA emblem and the American flag, followed by the name of the spacecraft.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): INCIDENT TYPE FIVE.
Looking down the long central corridor
towards the cockpit.
Four individual suspended animation chambers, two to each side.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): THRUST SYSTEM CRITICALLY DAMAGED.
Astronaut in suspended animation.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): SEARCH PROCEDURE FOR A HOST PLANET ACTIVATED.
Moving closer towards the bridge.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): SEARCH PROCEDURE FOR A HOST PLANET COMPLETED. PROGRAMMING COORDINATES FOR EMERGENCY ENTRANCE INTO EARTHS ATMOSPHERE.
Another astronaut in suspended animation, sleeping feet to feet.
Entering the cockpit from the main crew
area. A short brace of two steps leads up into the flight
control and command area. Four control seats are located in the cockpit area.
Sunlight through the cockpit windows, the controls resemble those of an airliner.
Closing in on the central console, where an alarm light is flashing.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): DISTANCE COVERED 412 LIGHT YEARS. TIME 1764 EARTH YEARS.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): PLANETARY IMPACT IMMENIMENT.
COMPUTER VOICE (soft female): T-MINUS TEN SECONDS TO IMPACT.
The message flashes several times before the "Cassiopeia" makes atmospheric reentry.
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