By the close of the 21st Century, unmanned space probes have verified the existence of complex organic chemistry in the frozen wastes of Europa’s surface ice. Now, in the mid-22nd Century, a manned mission is being sent to Jupiter’s ice-bound satellite for the first time. After it lands, the crew will spend five lonely years penetrating the icy crust and probing the mysteries of a vast, hidden ocean in the ongoing search for extra-terrestrial life.
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By the mid-22nd Century, the commercial exploitation of the solar system is well established. Awarded rights to mine asteroids in stable orbit at Jupiter's Lagrange points, the Trojan Ore Company has become one of the most successful enterprises to venture across interplanetary space.
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