Mission control kept in constant contact with the solo pilot of the ‘Pegasus’. The fledgling spacecraft was about to enter the most critical phase of the journey. As it rocketed through the outer limits of our life-sustaining biosphere, the captain remained on high alert. The abrupt transition to a gravity-free environment would require his undivided attention. Once the ship entered the extended expanse of outer space, there would be plenty of time to relax.
The trouble was, Captain Hughes had a splitting headache. Enduring double digit ‘G’s’ for an extended period of time during liftoff had a way of doing that. Weightlessness also tended to affect an astronaut’s heart rate and blood pressure too. When a safe opportunity finally arose, he contacted Houston central command to advise them of his condition. They instructed him to take an anti-motion sickness tablet and a headache pill from the ship’s first-aid kit.
Nearing the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere, he took the capsules and prepared for the vast openness of outer space. Almost immediately, he felt better. Too soon in fact; for the medication itself to be working. What had been a bleak void in front of him now seemed to be drastically different. It was as if something monumental changed the moment that he swallowed the pills.
Outside the muted influence of the biosphere, the gleaming bodies of the cosmos came alive. A plethora of stars and visible constellations were incredibly bright and colorful. The moon appeared to be massive in comparison to how it was just a few minutes earlier. He marveled at the huge difference in everything while passing through the final edge of our world. “If only the rest of the population could see this!”; He thought with a smile. Behind the ship, the Earth rapidly faded away.
Captain Hughes had no means of knowing the reason for the dramatic change in astral scenery. No human could for that matter. We couldn’t handle the truth as a species but I’m going to share the startling facts with you anyway. There’s a complex chain of events which transpires when our spaceships breach the biosphere. You see, it’s a dividing boundary that’s not supposed to be crossed.
In an astronomical realm beyond terrestrial awareness, an immortal entity enveloped Captain Hughes’ exploratory vessel. It ‘swallowed’ the ship at the exact same moment when captain Hughes swallowed his headache medicine. The perfectly orchestrated ‘capsule’ maneuver insured that no human being ever witnessed the truth beyond our protective planetary bubble. While passing through the inner space of the alien entity, the astronauts continue to experience the illusion of ‘outer space’.
In truth there is no such thing. There is only an icy void of nothingness. That, and a massive alien guardian who protects the whole of humanity from its overly-ambitious self. The twinkling stars and moon we see every night in the sky are just a spinning light show to entertain us. Captain Hughes, Houston mission control and all the future astronauts will never know the fallacy of space, but now you do. All spaceships are enveloped in the illusion of outer space, just as the Pegasus was.