France came up with the idea and other European countries have had a part in the satellite that just started its space journey, having been launched in Russia. The United states was not mentioned. The COROT satellite was launched the day after Christmas, 2006. It could conceivably find ten rocky planets, larger than earth, capable of supporting life.
Let us move right on into the future. A distant planet named Orbisan has been chosen for the colonization. Let us slip the bonds of earthbound thinking and placed ourselves in the time slot where the future is now happening on Orbison. Tales like this will be actual soon.
It is Planet Earth doing the colonizing and now we have a wing of the United Nations that has the responsibility of Orbisan. Of course there is a committee for everything. Most are in agreement the first colonists shall be a mixed representation of Earth’s population.
First things being first, we must explore. We have plans to shuttle monthly supplies and equipment and gradually more people. For now we are assembling the exploration team. We are to colonize a new world. Hopefully we will treat it better than the one we are branching from.
One of the more worrisome of human frailties is sex when mixed couples are confined. We have selected pairs who are lovingly bonded, hopefully to eliminate sexual problems among the crew. All are indoctrinated to control any lust outside of their partner relationships. Rotations are planned to prevent infidelity and keep relationships from forming outside the designated unions.
The plan is for no pregnancies during the exploration period. If that should occur the couple will be returned on the next shuttle allowing no opportunism, such as the birth of the first Orbisanian.
Every little detail must be thought out carefully. Some problems will not be foreseen. Orbisan was selected because of its close comparison to Planet Earth making living conditions easily adaptable. Gravity and oxygen are somewhat less than Planet Earth, however over time humans will be able to adapt as their bodies adjust.
Newborns will quickly adapt and there should be no forthcoming needs of being tethered to an oxygen source as lung capacity increases. Muscular tone will change due to the lesser gravity pull.
A prefabricated shelter has been assembled and the first crew can now depart the space craft for a more comfortable existence. Of course there is no tobacco or alcohol and medications are strictly controlled. The life style on Orbisan has been on the minds of millions of people, each with a little different opinion. As I said earlier, we are to see what part sex and love and lust plays in their lives.
Can humans make a semblance of Paradise? Perhaps, by the third or forth planet. Oh what a change is in store for mankind. We have caused an imbalance of nature on Planet Earth. Surely we can learn the proper way before we run out of habitable planets. Orbisan is the first step in creating the perfect world.
Two crews of twelve each have moved into the large shelter which will be temporary housing for all. Later each couple will have separate quarters. Some will continue building shelters for those to come and the remainder will mostly explore.
There is one group shower temporarily. Males and Females take turns of course, but men and women shower as an individual group to economize water and time. During the exit of the females from the showers the males entered and total frontal nudity could be viewed by both sexes of each other. Something the building committee overlooked. No one carried towels as they were kept elsewhere.
While everyone was shocked, no one really complained and this continued with no correction except some turned their backs while others were less modest. Due to time constraints the schedule was not changed. It was not known whether no one wanted it to change this strange happening or not. No one was in charge of making such a change. Apparently no one wanted to become the changer of the voyeurism opportunity, so they continued to march nude and wet in on display to the other sex, daily.
There were no problems to come of this for quite some time. Then eye contact came into play and some souls sought out other souls with which to make eye contact and perhaps smile a bit and certainly giving a full view to the other. A couple of men were unable to control their lustful thoughts and it was very apparent. The women snickered.
The inventiveness of human kind has no limits. Two couples decided to switch with two other couples. So the two females would switch after all were asleep in their tiny sleeping compartments. Before too long they were found out. However the one who did the discovering told his partner who thought it was a splendid idea and brought another couple into confidence.
Now we have four couples playing switchers. The first two couples having no idea they had been discovered and emulated. One of the women who knew there were actually four couples interchanging partners nightly became worried. This activity could ruin the mission for others to come. All because they paraded nude in front of each other daily.
She reported the lack of cover in the shower hallway while the switching of males and females was taking place. The committee wondered why it took so long to report this terrible situation. The next shuttle came equipped with curtain material to fix the problem. It all sounds foolish, but this is a government project.
The lust simmered down. The exploration continued without incident and the crews rotated, leaving a job well done. The sexual encounters never came into the open, however eight people understand a bit more about the sexual urge during colonization than the others.
Settlement continues until there is a community of seven thousand. The plan to stabilize this many people in a civilized manner, still under controls and constraints, comes from our experience with Aircraft Carriers. Aircraft carriers with both females and males in the ships compliment.
In the next article we shall move on into social activities where entertainment is vital and new rules are challenged. Should the new colonist be permitted to view Planet Earth television? Is this going to become a Big Brother is watching situation or will freedom to choose be allowed? Many complicated decisions must be made continuously.
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