From legacies novella The Lorel Experiment by Lynda Williams.
Space exploration began again and occupied the role of leading controversy. The debate centered on the frailty of pilots, both physical and moral. On the one hand, the hazards of reality skimming made very pilot a hero. On the other, people feared the potential for destruction. In the midst of a move to ground all pilots, permanently, a band of dedicated explorers called Beyonders defied Earth to make one last, desperate effort to prove the value of space travel.
Reality skimming was controversial in its early years. This quote from saga prequel The Lorel Experiment hints at why. And introduces the Beyonders: human pilots who discovered Gelion and later founded Monitum in collaboration with allied Sevolites.