January 5th 2973 Earth Calendar -Commercial Stellar Orbit, Alpha Centauri
"...Attention valued passengers. We have completed transition into Realspace and are now awaiting our gate window in the Alpha Centauri system. First and second class passengers may wish to gather in the observation deck for refreshments and a view of the stellar tide. Fourth class passengers must now return to their sleep closets.
Thank you for choosing Hyperion Spaceliners as your preferred mode of interstellar travel..."
A sea of chroma and vibrant color feasts the eye in a panoramic view of the solar system bellow as hot nebulae refract the unshielded rays of the central star. Safe behind the filter of a transparent barrier, privileged passengers enjoy the vista as the crew makes ready for the next leg of their journey to the capital planet of the league of United Planets, Earth.
Clad in unassuming black, staff mill among the guests dispensing libations and an assortment of aperitifs noted for their multi-species appeal. The interim in travel is capitalized upon by a string quartet playing near the central bar of the observation deck.