The Beginning of the Maxwell Empire
In the thirtieth century the Maxwell Government set up a program which is called the Development of the Maxwell Empire to spread humans throughout space. Ten spaceships are to be built initially and sent off to planets which can support life as we know it. They are from four or so light years to forty light years away so the time for a spaceship to get to them will vary from eight hundred years for the nearest to eight thousand years for the furthest.
The spaceships are just huge robots taking the DNA message of all living things on Earth to begin again on ten planets.
Maxwell 01 left in 3415 with Maxwell 02 to 05 leaving every hundred years and then a break of five hundred years because they realised they needed to hear from Maxwell 01 whether the procedures used on arrival at the planet worked.
They are built at the factories at Space City.
Table of Maxwell 01 to 10
|Year left Earth||Planet||Distance in Light Years||Travel time in Years||Year first signal received from spaceship in orbit around planet|
Year on Earth first signal received from spaceship in orbit around planet = Year left Earth + Travel time in years + Distance in light years