And we waited.
Emotions a recipe of fear, excitement and desperation.
We were about to lead the people of earth to a better place.
The first colonist, non-specialist, earthlings to be shot into space.
Sent to the moon to practice living off-world.
Others had gone ahead, to build, to test, to prepare.
Many of them remained, prepared to be our mentors.
With no living family, no loved ones to miss or to worry about us, we were the chosen ones.
On behalf of mankind, we would make this work.
Succeed, on behalf of the species. [95 words]