In December 1972, USNSA sent a crew into space. Taylor was the leader of the crew. He was looking for something more extraordinary than human life. Communications were good for a little while. Then finally, silence. The shuttle no longer had contact with USNSA.
Taylor and his crew watched as the chronometer passed many years. They were in a wormhole that was making an abundance of time pass around them as time passed as it normally would on this ship. They went into cryogenic sleep as the centuries passed.
The shuttle accelerated and landed on a familiar looking planet. Taylor opened his eyes and got up.
"What year is it?" he asked aloud.
He looked at the chronometer to see for himself.