||[Sep. 14th, 2004|08:27 am]
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The moon is a dead world. I mean, of course I knew this, but you don't really understand what that means until you spend days and days exploring its surface, heading out in every conceivable direction. With little to do but wait for the plants in Project Eden to grow, and a rover that runs off of solar electricity, I've been familiarizing myself with the surroundings... picturing in my head which craters will hold which future dinosaur habitats, and computing where various buildings and lookout towers will have to be placed in order to maximize the view for our throngs of tourists. And this is all exciting work to be sure.
But the moon right now feels very much like a long-abandoned graveyard. Like the tons of soft dust that covers everything are the ashes of great beasts that roamed the lunar surface long, long ago. I've always been in love with the idea of Dinosaur Moonpark, if only because it would stand as a testament to what mankind can accomplish when he puts his mind to it. But now... now....
The idea seems right, somehow, more a sacred duty than a corporate mission. The moon should be crawling with life, and it seems fitting that that life should be as ancient as the hallowed, still surroundings that I have been observing for the past few weeks.
The sooner you guys get up here, the better. We have a world to remake.
-Research Engineer and Lunar Explorer
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