We missed Alshain in our first rush into space. It is one of those comedy of errors where everybody thought somebody else had planted a colony there, and nobody thought to go there. The Pre-Contact rocket ships were too expensive to go someplace we “knew” had a colony after all. After Contact, a routine scout service mission noted the lack of a colony there, and we were quick to send one. And yes. That is the true story of how we colonized Alshain.