From the combined financial and political backings of several poor post-USSR countries of old Terra came the generation ship Novaya Nadezhda. The long journey would require dedication, patience, skill and the will to bring up and train new generations of children and future technicians, on the 105 year trip to vibrant Azure.
The several kilometre-long ship barely made the distance; with life support systems, navigation and thrusters on the brink of collapse, the bridge crew brought the ship down in a controlled crash, further destroying the remaining systems.
After several hours, the inhabitants emerged, blinking at the bright suns hanging in the skies, the first they had ever seen with their own eyes rather than through their sensor screens. They were the first and last visitors to Azure since The Fall, unaware of the catastrophes they had luckily missed, and quickly set about adapting to their new homeworld, as the seas swiftly began to claim the stricken ship.