An early station, the Luna Station was not constructed for a permanent settlement, nor with a possibility of an internally expanding population in mind. Ass all resources, space and time are valuable, apeople received living visas to come and were gene-typed.
Stationers who applied for parenting permits were again gene-typed and cross-checked for potential problems. A few weeks after conception, the embryo was checked for genetic imperfections, and any "unviable" embryos were either aborted or returned in vivo to Earth. Such routines were adopted universally to later stations when they went on-line.
It was noted in the early days of colonization that despite the gene-typing to prevent mutations, the number of such occurrences, called Space Syndrome, was unusual. Statistics varied from station to station. In 2189 Dr. Synatschk reported that the combination of alien conditions such as lower gravity, stress, and a lack of dietary trace minerals, contributed to a heightened level of pre-birth defects.
After the Pandemics ended and Terrans repopulated the Sol system, a heavily armed sloship from the Pilgrim Alliance entered orbit around Luna. The summit with Terran leaders resulted to the Treaty of Luna.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, A Theory on the Origin and History of Extraordinary Navigational Powers
- ↑ Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, Every Citizen's Guide to Practical Science
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, History of the Pilgrim War