It is the near future. Peace and prosperity grows as technology improves the lives of all humanity. Mankind determines that in order to ensure their survival they must become a multi-planet species. A mission statement is created, one that will guide us to the stars.
The purpose of the Hundred-year Project is to ensure the survival of the human race. This feat will be accomplished by completing the following tasks within the next hundred years:
· Find a planet suitable for colonization
· Design and build a ship—named The Centennial—capable of interstellar space travel
· Launch the Centennial with colonists who will populate the aforementioned planet
The Hundred Year Project executive committee will oversee all aspects of this endeavor and do so with fairness, equity, and the utmost respect to all humans of every nation.
And so it begins . . .