Hi forum! I'm a new writer currently in the process of developing a "made for the screen" novel entitled "Planet D." I challenge all Sci-Fi fans to aide me with creative ideas, especially those involving involving alien lifeforms, space travel and even robotics, as my novel will touch on all of those subjects. For your consideration, I present you with the synopsis for Planet D: "In 1986, fearing nuclear war between the USSR and United States, the US National Security Agency, in cooperation with NASA and the Department of Defense, devised a plan to build a lunar base on the moon to securely house a select group of US leaders, scientists, astrophysicists, and military personnel in the event that our country should succumb to a nuclear attack. After three years of intense preparation the US government finally put their plan into action and on March 17th, 1989 they successfully launched three modified Saturn V rockets simultaneously and at a precise time, as to avoid being seen by the orbiting Mir space station. Carrying the personnel and payload equipped to build the modular base, known only as Liberty, in orbit behind the far side of the moon and successfully land it piece by piece on the lunar surface. At approximately 2:16am on March 22nd NASA lost communications with the Liberty crew as they finally positioned themselves out of radio contact behind the moon. One month later, on April 23rd, the Liberty team was supposed to regain contact with NASA after the successful completion and installation of the living quarters module for the base, but communications were never restored. After two more weeks of waiting the government feared the worst and scrapped the mission, labeling the Liberty crew as casualties. Over the next five years NASA would continuously observe the moon looking for indications of a catastrophic crash from any or all of the rockets, but none would ever be found. NASA concluded that for reasons unknown the propulsion systems on the spacecraft must have malfunctioned, causing the Liberty team to be launched further into space sometime after they initially entered communication blackout. Feared as being lost in space, the crew was forgotten as the mission was classified ultra-top secret. That is, until, on January 3rd, 2012 an unknown object entered Earth's atmosphere and crash landed in the Atlantic ocean, off the coast of Florida. Upon recovery and inspection by the US Navy the object was described to be a cargo capsule engraved with the word "Liberty" on its side. After being turned over to the NSA, an astrophysicist named David Walton was tasked by the agency to assist in the deciphering of a note contained within the capsule. The note turned out to be interstellar coordinates and mathematical instructions to successfully reach an extrasolar planet orbiting the red dwarf star known as Gliese 581. The planet, known to us only as Planet D, has been concluded by astronomers to lie within a habitable zone around Gliese 581, approximately 6.3 parsecs from Earth. What follows is the story of how we reached Planet D." Please note that even my description of the novel is just a rough draft. I'm still in the process of gathering facts and creating new and logical, yet still science fiction, theories of space travel that could be seen as realistic enough for my book.