MISSION CHRONOLOGY

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File 001. Luxtaterra Coalition leader Dr. Skylar Adhar calls his previous pupil Dr. Leila Karam to share that translation of the transmissions has been achieved — and that they are sending a manned mission to Proxima b.

File 002. A colleague interrupts anthropologist Dr. Zada Karam at work to share the translations of the transmissions with her. As a specialist in first contact, she is eager to work on them.

File 003. In Toronto, 8 year-old Mackenzie Horton makes a video for her class, and in doing so forces a conversation about the mission to Luxtaterra with her parents Ana and Joel Horton— will her father be going? Will her “aunt” Leila be going and never returning?

File 004. While watching a news broadcast about Luxtaterra, Yousif and Nada Karam learn that their daughters may be involved in the mission.

File 005. Transmission podcast has the exclusive scoop on the initial preparations for the mission to Luxtaterra from Dr. Skylar Adhar, Dr. Zada Karam, Dr. Leila Karam, Dr. Joel Horton, and Yousif and Nada Karam. Listen to Episode 14 >

File 006. Upon her arrival in Edinburgh, Zada goes to Reverend Joseph Sagart’s church to discuss what the transmissions mean to world religions.

File 007. Youssif goes to meet Leila for lunch at the Coalition offices, but a huge crowd of protestors or “homers” block his path and, eventually, spark violence.

File 008. Skylar invites Joel to a bar in Edinburgh to discuss why he is staying behind—and to introduce Stephanie Harshaw, the botanist who will be taking his place on the Saena.

File 009. Skylar calls the first official meeting of the key players of the Luxtaterra mission, both ground control and flight control, to introduce them to each other and their ship, the Saena.

File 010. Zada and Skylar meet at a cafe to discuss the invitation she has received to also join the flight crew to Luxtaterra.

File 011. Leila meets Zada at her Edinburgh apartment to discuss their invitations to go to Luxtaterra. The sisters must decide if they will stay or go.

File 012 and 0013. Joel stops Leila on the way to the mission briefing to say goodbye. Afterwards, Joel pauses at the doors of the Mission Briefing to collect himself, realizing how deeply Leila’s departure is affecting him.

File 014. Commander Leila Karam briefs her crew on the mission to Luxtaterra—and starts realizing what it means to say goodbye to her family, friends, and entire life on Earth. Tickets >

File 015. Transmission podcast captures the excitement around the world as the launch approaches and shares some of the messages included in the Earth archive to be carried on board the Saena. Listen to Episode 15 >

File 016.  Join the Luxtaterra Coalition staff, crew, and supporters and their families at the biggest blow-out party of the century: the celebration of the Saena’s launch. Tickets >

File 017. Leila runs into Ana in the Meadows’ play park. Ana confronts Leila about her romantic past with Joel, and how it’s affecting their marriage.

File 018. On the day of the launch, Leila meets with her parents Youssif and Nada for their final moments together before she boards the Saena and leaves forever.

File 019. During the launch of the Saena, Youssif has a medical emergency and Leila and Zada face their futures.

File 020. Zada watches the launch of the Saena alone from Arthur’s Seat.

File 021. Mackenzie and Ana Horton chat with Leila on board the ship, and discuss what life is like on the Saena.

Files 022 and 023: In their Edinburgh apartments, the Karam and Horton families cope with life post-launch. Joel and Ana struggle to reconnect and rekindle their romance as Joel’s focus remains tied to his work on the mission. Meanwhile, Youssif struggles with his recovery in the aftermath of his stroke. Zada works to care for him, but Youssif’s frustration with his condition leads him towards violence and self-harm.

File 024. After leaving their homes to get space from their families, Joel and Zada run into each other. Both are grieving, but the two struggle to connect.

File 025. While walking in the Meadows, Skylar Adhar discovers that the transmissions from Luxtaterra have suddenly ceased.

File 026.  A special episode of Transmission podcast covers the loss of all transmissions from Luxtaterra with Dr. Joel Horton and Dr. Zada Karam. Listen to Episode 16 >

File 028. On board the Saena, Leila seeks a private moment to grieve the loss of the transmissions and a fellow crew member in the ship’s agricultural facilities. Unexpectedly, she finds comfort and a new friend when Stephanie Harshaw finds her there.

File 029. When they cannot get in touch with Joel, Ana and Mackenzie Horton call Zada from Toronto to find out what is happening at the Luxtaterra Coalition and on board the Saena.

File 030. At the end of a date, Zada and Reverend Joseph bond over geeky references to Edinburgh, and Zada confides that she trusts Joseph as more than a counselor or confidant.

File 031.  Joel receives a call from Canadian prime minister candidate Elizabeth Chow offering him a job on her campaign.

File 032. Ten years after the loss of transmissions, Joel and Nada meet each other at the Saena memorial.

File 033. In 2090, Leila records her last log as commander of the Saena.

Leila

File 001. Luxtaterra Coalition leader Dr. Skylar Adhar calls his previous pupil Dr. Leila Karam to share that translation of the transmissions has been achieved — and that they are sending a manned mission to Proxima b.

File 004. While watching a news broadcast about Luxtaterra, Yousif and Nada Karam learn that their daughters may be involved in the mission.

File 005. Transmission podcast has the exclusive scoop on the initial preparations for the mission to Luxtaterra from Dr. Skylar Adhar, Dr. Zada Karam, Dr. Leila Karam, Dr. Joel Horton, and Yousif and Nada Karam. Listen to Episode 14 >

File 007. Youssif goes to meet Leila for lunch at the Coalition offices, but a huge crowd of protestors or “homers” block his path and, eventually, spark violence.

File 009. Skylar calls the first official meeting of the key players of the Luxtaterra mission, both ground control and flight control, to introduce them to each other and their ship, the Saena.

File 011. Leila meets Zada at her Edinburgh apartment to discuss their invitations to go to Luxtaterra. The sisters must decide if they will stay or go.

File 012 and 0013. Joel stops Leila on the way to the mission briefing to say goodbye. Afterwards, Joel pauses at the doors of the Mission Briefing to collect himself, realizing how deeply Leila’s departure is affecting him.

File 014. Commander Leila Karam briefs her crew on the mission to Luxtaterra—and starts realizing what it means to say goodbye to her family, friends, and entire life on Earth. Tickets >

File 015. Transmission podcast captures the excitement around the world as the launch approaches and shares some of the messages included in the Earth archive to be carried on board the Saena. Listen to Episode 15 >

File 016.  Join the Luxtaterra Coalition staff, crew, and supporters and their families at the biggest blow-out party of the century: the celebration of the Saena’s launch. Tickets >

File 017. Leila runs into Ana in the Meadows’ play park. Ana confronts Leila about her romantic past with Joel, and how it’s affecting their marriage.

File 018. On the day of the launch, Leila meets with her parents Youssif and Nada for their final moments together before she boards the Saena and leaves forever.

File 019. During the launch of the Saena, Youssif has a medical emergency and Leila and Zada face their futures.

File 021. Mackenzie and Ana Horton chat with Leila on board the ship, and discuss what life is like on the Saena.

File 028. On board the Saena, Leila seeks a private moment to grieve the loss of the transmissions and a fellow crew member in the ship’s agricultural facilities. Unexpectedly, she finds comfort and a new friend when Stephanie Harshaw finds her there.

File 033. In 2090, Leila records her last log as commander of the Saena.

Zada

File 002. A colleague interrupts anthropologist Dr. Zada Karam at work to share the translations of the transmissions with her. As a specialist in first contact, she is eager to work on them.

File 005. Transmission podcast has the exclusive scoop on the initial preparations for the mission to Luxtaterra from Dr. Skylar Adhar, Dr. Zada Karam, Dr. Leila Karam, Dr. Joel Horton, and Yousif and Nada Karam. Listen to Episode 14 >

File 006. Upon her arrival in Edinburgh, Zada goes to Reverend Joseph Sagart’s church to discuss what the transmissions mean to world religions.

File 009. Skylar calls the first official meeting of the key players of the Luxtaterra mission, both ground control and flight control, to introduce them to each other and their ship, the Saena.

File 010. Zada and Skylar meet at a cafe to discuss the invitation she has received to also join the flight crew to Luxtaterra.

File 011. Leila meets Zada at her Edinburgh apartment to discuss their invitations to go to Luxtaterra. The sisters must decide if they will stay or go.

File 014. Commander Leila Karam briefs her crew on the mission to Luxtaterra—and starts realizing what it means to say goodbye to her family, friends, and entire life on Earth. Tickets >

File 015. Transmission podcast captures the excitement around the world as the launch approaches and shares some of the messages included in the Earth archive to be carried on board the Saena. Listen to Episode 15 >

File 016.  Join the Luxtaterra Coalition staff, crew, and supporters and their families at the biggest blow-out party of the century: the celebration of the Saena’s launch. Tickets >

File 019. During the launch of the Saena, Youssif has a medical emergency and Leila and Zada face their futures.

File 020. Zada watches the launch of the Saena alone from Arthur’s Seat.

Files 022 and 023: In their Edinburgh apartments, the Karam and Horton families cope with life post-launch. Joel and Ana struggle to reconnect and rekindle their romance as Joel’s focus remains tied to his work on the mission. Meanwhile, Youssif struggles with his recovery in the aftermath of his stroke. Zada works to care for him, but Youssif’s frustration with his condition leads him towards violence and self-harm.

File 024. After leaving their homes to get space from their families, Joel and Zada run into each other. Both are grieving, but the two struggle to connect.

File 026.  A special episode of Transmission podcast covers the loss of all transmissions from Luxtaterra with Dr. Joel Horton and Dr. Zada Karam. Listen to Episode 16 >

File 029. When they cannot get in touch with Joel, Ana and Mackenzie Horton call Zada from Toronto to find out what is happening at the Luxtaterra Coalition and on board the Saena.

File 030. At the end of a date, Zada and Reverend Joseph bond over geeky references to Edinburgh, and Zada confides that she trusts Joseph as more than a counselor or confidant.

Joel

File 003. In Toronto, 8 year-old Mackenzie Horton makes a video for her class, and in doing so forces a conversation about the mission to Luxtaterra with her parents Ana and Joel Horton— will her father be going? Will her “aunt” Leila be going and never returning?

File 005. Transmission podcast has the exclusive scoop on the initial preparations for the mission to Luxtaterra from Dr. Skylar Adhar, Dr. Zada Karam, Dr. Leila Karam, Dr. Joel Horton, and Yousif and Nada Karam. Listen to Episode 14 >

File 008. Skylar invites Joel to a bar in Edinburgh to discuss why he is staying behind—and to introduce Stephanie Harshaw, the botanist who will be taking his place on the Saena.

File 009. Skylar calls the first official meeting of the key players of the Luxtaterra mission, both ground control and flight control, to introduce them to each other and their ship, the Saena.

File 012 and 0013. Joel stops Leila on the way to the mission briefing to say goodbye. Afterwards, Joel pauses at the doors of the Mission Briefing to collect himself, realizing how deeply Leila’s departure is affecting him.

File 014. Commander Leila Karam briefs her crew on the mission to Luxtaterra—and starts realizing what it means to say goodbye to her family, friends, and entire life on Earth. Tickets >

File 015. Transmission podcast captures the excitement around the world as the launch approaches and shares some of the messages included in the Earth archive to be carried on board the Saena. Listen to Episode 15 >

File 016.  Join the Luxtaterra Coalition staff, crew, and supporters and their families at the biggest blow-out party of the century: the celebration of the Saena’s launch. Tickets >

Files 022 and 023: In their Edinburgh apartments, the Karam and Horton families cope with life post-launch. Joel and Ana struggle to reconnect and rekindle their romance as Joel’s focus remains tied to his work on the mission. Meanwhile, Youssif struggles with his recovery in the aftermath of his stroke. Zada works to care for him, but Youssif’s frustration with his condition leads him towards violence and self-harm.

File 024. After leaving their homes to get space from their families, Joel and Zada run into each other. Both are grieving, but the two struggle to connect.

File 026.  A special episode of Transmission podcast covers the loss of all transmissions from Luxtaterra with Dr. Joel Horton and Dr. Zada Karam. Listen to Episode 16 >

File 031.  Joel receives a call from Canadian prime minister candidate Elizabeth Chow offering him a job on her campaign.

File 032. Ten years after the loss of transmissions, Joel and Nada meet each other at the Saena memorial.