so @kogane-killing reblogged that pic of mine with lance wearing the NASA jacket and the tag suggesting an astronaut au (srry bruh i check the tags on everything religiously.. im Weak but i also dont want to keep bringing that stupit pic up) but dAMN IT GOT ME THINKING, for like WEEKS
intro: so since i’ve entered the depths of the Voltron fandom, i’ve had the idea of a Klance interstellar au at the very back of my mind but i could never make it work right… it didnt really fit with how the movie itself runs and its all very confusing BUT
Imagine a mod au where Lance is an astronaut on a dying earth, but NASA has retreated from the public eye as budget cuts from the federal govt made them independently funded (how? good question - probs way way way before the story takes place but - yeah)
Before Lance was tagged on to his job, NASA had begun looking seriously into space travel and have found ways for human light year travel - and with the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 in 2017, they have set their sights to human exploration of TRAPPIST planets D-F.
Naturally, Lance volunteers.