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The Lone Researcher
The journal of Commander P.J. Sanders, top research scientist for BASA (Brickton Aeronautics and Space Administration).
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Day 1: The Botany Bay has left. Now I am alone here on this Class M planet in the Edisto system for a 60-solar day research mission. My full-equipped research station, which I have affectionately dubbed "The Bates Motel," was placed on the edge of a small desert. So far there are no signs of life, although initial scans of the planet indicate rudimentary lifeforms exist here. A quick walkabout should help me decide where to begin my experiments.

Hmm. The desert is indeed a small one. From the top of this dune I can see the "Bates" and beyond it in the distance appears to be forest and, perhaps, water or some similar liquid.

"Ain't no mountain high enough . . ." The desert is giving way to a small shelf of sand and shale-like substances. Perhaps I'm wandering a bit far on the first day, but I have ample oxygen and energy so I shall push on. I feel a bit like Earth's early explorers, particularly Magellan (although he didn't circumnavigate the globe alone).

This meteor impact crater must be millions of Earth-years old. The effects of wind and precipitation have nearly disquised what this site really is. This area will be perfect to set up my climate experiments. I may also use this site to set up my communications equipment.

This geological formation would qualify as a national park and nature preserve back on Earth. What fun kids would have running about these mini-monoliths! Must remember to thoroughly map this site.

This planet is diverse in its terrain. I can't be more than two kilometers from the Bates and yet I encounter another very different geological formation. I suspected as much after our initial scans, but one can't appreciate what this planet has to offer by watching video feeds from automated probes or reading data.

This is amazing! This plant life is evidence human life could thrive here --

It's too bad BASA has decided to curtail establishing new inter-stellar outposts this budget cycle.

This has been a tremendous first day. Perhaps I should head back to the Bates. This pps (planetary positioning system) device should help me find my way back.

Oh, crap? Where could I have dropped it?










Comments

 I like it 
  December 28, 2010
I see I'm not alone in taking my Lego buds out for a stroll. And didn't Magellan die in the Philippines? This could be a great dramatic series here, like that guy in Alaska with the bears, or the Blair Witch or something....Let's see some more!
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  August 30, 2010
this is a cool idea. I used the main picture of this as my buddy icon! also, please make part 2!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2009
Nice little post. And, I know you're on vacation so I'm just happy you're not slurring your typing right now. ~ Chris.
 I made it 
  March 25, 2009
Quoting Crimso Giger Maybe you'll be surprised, but honestly, it's one of my favorite MOCs of all time. The idea is AWESOME, the pics are absolutely beautiful, the story is cool... Really, it's rocks !!! If you don't mind, I would be happy to save one or two pics on my computer to make wallpapers !
I'd be honored. Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2009
Maybe you'll be surprised, but honestly, it's one of my favorite MOCs of all time. The idea is AWESOME, the pics are absolutely beautiful, the story is cool... Really, it's rocks !!! If you don't mind, I would be happy to save one or two pics on my computer to make wallpapers !
 I like it 
  March 25, 2009
This is great, I love the story!
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  March 25, 2009
Lovely pictures, very artistic story.
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  March 25, 2009
Quite nice, although I hope you remembered to clean up your classic-spaceman after your trip to the beach.
 I made it 
  March 24, 2009
Ok, it's not that funny and it took very little skill to make this. In fact, it took me longer to get the photos in order than it did to take the photos or write the craptions, err, captions. What do you want? Genius? I'm on vacation, baby! You're lucky I'm even able to think at this point!
 
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