Made this screenshot more or less due to a missing hit-box in the station's walls, wasn't a straight line or point through the wall outside but I managed to get the cam outside by looking for points it can go through.
It's time to start the 3rd expedition, although this time we are staying local. My very first trip in this direction was before the Thargoids learned to block Hyperdrive plotting and I loved Barnard's Loop at the time. That was many years ago, when I had saved up just enough to buy myself an Asp Explorer. Today, I have a fleet of ships, each suited to their purpose. I have joined the Fatherhood and discovered a family. Yet still the call of the black is upon me...
Last stop in the bubble! Small fish in a big pond!
First jump out. Okay - it's a big jump: 51.75ly range fully fueled - but still. First Footfall, which means dibs on first discovered. There can't be that many bio explorers out this way. Guess I'm pioneering once more.
Gotta climb it!
The air in my suit seems fresher up here!
Get a small ship, they said. It'll be easier to land, they said. Seriously, people!
Loving the paint on my new ride. I wonder how long it will last.
When I was a kid I had one of those large-format science annuals (1973 or thereabouts), which had a few grainy photos from the moon and then artists impressions of the surface of all the other planets.
They spaced these pics through the book, between the other articles, and I used to stare at them for ages, just imagining what it would be like to step onto a planet and experience the vast and utter loneliness of an alien landscape.
Have to admit, exploring in Odyssey brings me as close as I'm ever going to get to that feeling.