Out of Time by thrax-1
my entry for "Future War" contest.
in the future,the world is facing a crisis of overpopulation. Like too many rats in a cage poeple were at each others necks as were the few remaining governments left.
Bickering over territory on the moon became hostile to the point that long vicious wars eventually lead to the destruction of the moons storage supplies,creating an explosion big enough to lower the moons orbit.
Earth after many unsuccessfull attempts to be space worthy have only two craft in which to mount an attempt to rescue survivors.One ship the "Yamato" sadly went down when a second more powerfull explosion on the moon sent an EM shockwave,taking out the onboard computer sending the yamoto to its doom.Unfortunately it also speed the already rapidly decaying orbit of the moon.The "Pantheon" is the last of the ships.It managed to make several trips to the moon but could only rescue 50,000 of 7 million of the total population.Not to mention the people caught out by the moons impact.