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TalesoftheAntaresRangers © 2011
A new Science Fiction Young Adult ebook series for all ages.
A universe 350 years in our future.  A tale spanning 1,000 years.  Five teens, lost in space on a living starship. (Iota Persei.)
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Once Faster-Than-Light travel was invented in 2153, the pace of colonial expansion increased dramatically. The colonial world of Empire was established at Iota Persei in the year 2200. It is the fifth planet from Iota Persei.

Ali Hamadi was born on Empire in the year 2322, and was 13 (+30 K-T-adjusted) at the time of the ship tour. He spent two years on Empire, three years on Jackson's Landing, three years on Mars, and five at the VCB. Between landfalls, Ali spent 30 years in jump status following his dad from one R&D center to another.
Empire was the first colony world established after Faster-Than-Light travel became available to humanity. Iota Persei, at 34.38 Light Years from Sol, would have been generations away, but through K-T-space the trip for the colonists was completed in only two months. The current population is around 5 million.
Iota Persei facts

R.A.: 3h 9m 4s
Dec.: +49 degrees 36 minutes
Spectral type: G0V
Luminosity: 2.2 (compared to Sol)
Distance from Sol: 34.38 LY

Colonial Star Route times from Sol:
     62 days for travelers (K-T-space)
     10.8 year accumulation in normal space
Empire is an ocean world with scattered islands and achipelagos providing homes for the colonists.