"Day 454 since construction completed. Most of Earth's population still has no idea we're here. Corporate funding required; governments too busy squabbling. They barely can keep the ISS afloat as it is. Which is not to say there isn't tension. Nationalities not left behind. But survival our common goal. Research goes well...."
"They say there is no dark side of the moon. Not strictly accurate. Certain crevices and craters on the far side never get full sunlight all the way down. Been warned by our sponsors to stay away from them. Military action against what lurks down there may be required. Not life...exactly. Nor truly alien. Something from Earth, many hundreds of years ago. Another reason our base to be kept secret."