by John Yeo
"The infinitely powerful speed of dark, is a new super speed, that exceeds the speed of light, by many aeons-per-supersecond. The elusive dark matter that surrounds us all is moving so fast, that our eyes are unable to focus on the entity at all." Prof. Barnes, the chief scientist was addressing the team of brave cybernauts who were risking everything, to travel through space using the new medium of darkspeed.
Captain Johnson was intrigued by the vehicle he was required to take charge of, and how much extra training the crew would require before they took control.
"How do I power up a ship that is running on an invisible medium?" He enquired.
"The fuel powering is automatic, once the robotic fuel systems key into the dark matter, the propulsion is automatically fired up, and entirely controllable by pulling a plug and switching off the motors." replied the Professor, "Landing the ship on the reserve conventional motors, is much like operating a normal spaceship." The Professor replied.
"How do we key into the dark matter to take off again, when we are ready to come home?" asked Jim Green, the chief engineer.
"Ah! Thats easy." continued the Professor, with a grin "You just insert the plug again, once the system is connected up, the power re-continues to flow."
After many weeks of intensive training for the crew, with the boffins finalising the details of the revolutionary new craft. The lift-off countdown began, 10-9-8-7-6-------1-Zero.
One hour later the spaceship landed in a remote desert in the middle of Africa. The watching world was stunned and the spaceship was soon surrounded by cautious troops.
Suddenly the trapdoor was released, and six very youthful looking cybernauts came down the steps.
At the debriefing, which lasted for days, it became obvious that the crew were under the impression they had been away from home for years, and their intelligence levels had spiralled beyond belief. Their youthful appearance was astonishing, and the adventures they related were enough to fill many books.
Six months down the line the spaceship vanished from the high security quarantine area where the authorities had been examining it for viral invaders. The original crew were missing and the search was on for the almost instantaneous return of the missing spaceship.
The new era of darkspeed, darkmatter travel, was underway........
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