In the year 2192, a strange and unexpected thing happened.
The Voyager 1 spacecraft, having traveled the galaxy for 215 years, grew home sick, or so it seemed. A heretofore unknown gravitational phenomenon, now known as Reflective Galactic Gravity, or in lay terms U-turn Gravity, sent the spacecraft back towards its point of origin at double its pre-reflected velocity.
Not accounting for relativistic effects and rounding to 12 decimal places, Voyager 1 would destroy the Earth’s moon in 107 years, on the 4th of July, 2299.
The moon had yet to be colonized in 2192. The frequency of solar flares and their location on the Sun’s surface had conspired to keep humans earth-bound. A satisfactory, cost effective means of protection from the solar radiation had never been found. One company was close to a solution when the lead scientist of the project decided it would be a bad idea and began sabotaging key experiments.
Unbeknownst to his colleagues, Carl Bollingen was also on the brink of discovering Reflective Galactic Gravity.
…to be continued, or not…
Image source: http://abyss.uoregon.edu/~js/images/voy_traj.jpg