Mantra I

Mantra I was the first cross-galatic vessel built intended for colonization, in 37079. It utilized a alteration on the latest engines that should have allowed it the ability to make single jumps through space at nearly unlimited distances and boasted a crew of 135, in addition to over 1300 colony volenteers. The Mantra never reached it’s destination and, accoring to the relay sattellite in orbit at Hondor Prime, never came within hailing distance. The mystery of the Mantra is still fairly well known and constantly used as a target for scientists of all backgrounds. The generally accepted theory is that the engines must have simply malfunctioned mid flight and that the ship could have overshot its course by any number of lightyears. In such a case, there would not likely be enough fuel for any return. Another theory, although less probable, is that since there is always a remote chance of interspace collisions with anything that might be in space, that might be precisely the case. In any event, the key reason for disbelieving any such proposal is that the level of diagnostics and preparation for the voyage was so intense it literally spanned decades and scarcely no one can fathom how anything could have gone so wrong.

Mantra I

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