February 7, 2236
Our teams were sent on a mission this week to locate a missing population of humans that left Earth back in 2020. Historical records indicate the group resettled somewhere near the tip of the second spiral arm in the Milky Way Galaxy on a planet that was thought to have similar conditions to Earth at the time.
The mission briefing included information on space travel using an Alcubierre Warp drive to reduce travel time, what dangers might be encountered (black holes and supernovas), and how to avoid them. The humans will be located using infrared laser devices, and it is hoped that they will respond with happiness to be reunited with their home planet population. It is also hoped that there are not too many unfriendly cold blooded species on the planet since they cannot be detected with our current infrared technology.
The teams are expected to be back on Friday.
From the "Exploring the Milky Way" class, Feb 17-19