Flungolian Chief Bodonigan Klump gazed proudly at the assembled Persceans.
The entire population had gathered to hear him speak.
‘Citizens‘, he barked.
Several listeners reared up on their hind legs and neighed loudly, their anterior scales sparkling in the moonlight.
‘This is perhaps the proudest moment of our history.’
An enormous chorus of gonks fongulated with pride.
‘The moment we surely prove those doubting neighsayers wrong. Because tonight we re-launch the Hyperion Arc. And when it returns to Earth, it will bring our ancestors one simple message -Interstellar travel is possible, achievable, and has absolutely no effect on human biology.’