Their plan succeeded and on the fourth of July twenty-five people froze themselves
onboard the New Apollo spacecraft, which was originally intended to fly to Pluto.
The equipment on the ship was excellent for their purposes and because of the atomic
engine they could fly over the great distance they had in mind.
They turned on the engines and their journey to the unknown began.
After almost two-hundred years of physical death, the ice in their tubes began to melt, and they awakened. They were indeed in orbit of the planet Avalon, but their moment of victory was not to last very long, as they discovered that six of them did not awake from their artificial sleep.
The first thing they did, was to scan the planet for alien life. Strangely enough they found nothing but vegetation. Large forests covered the planets surface, but according to their scanning-equipment there was no animal or intelligent life, which was of course very odd. But the colonists didn't pay attention to such details. They did not double-check their scanners and just landed on a good spot on the planets surface.
They began by building a small village. Not expecting any danger they didn't fortify their settlement. Four years of happiness and prosperity made the colonists believe that they had found their way back to paradise. Their hazardous operation was a complete success. The planet was just like earth. The air was breathable, blue and full of clouds. An Avalon day consisted of twenty-two hours and twenty-seven minutes. The average temperature on Avalon was twenty-six degrees Celsius. The colonists discovered that there were several plants which they could eat, and the chickens they had brought from earth were excellent for their eggs and meat.