||NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency) is formed
||Yuri Gagarin orbits the Earth in Vostok 1
||The European Launcher Development Organization (ELDO) and
the European Space Research Organization (ESRO) are formed.
||Apollo 11's Lunar Module lands on the Moon.
||The ELDO and ESRO are finally merged into the European Space
||The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after
||The Russian nuclear power station, Chernobyl explodes.
||November 1st: The European Union is officially ratified.
||Ice is discovered at the south pole of the moon.
||The Ariane 5 launcher explodes 40 seconds after take-off.
||The new Dalai Lama leads the Tibetan revolution.
||The US is forced to cancel a manned mission to Mars, due to
||The North American economy plummets. The US has accumulated
an unparalleled federal deficit.
||The US declares martial law to control rioting, starvation,
and stockpiling of supplies.
||Serendipity Station, the first corporate-owned space station
is completed in orbit.
||"The Big One" hits California. Over 200,000 people are killed,
and several coastal cities are flattened.
||A micro-meteorite crashes in to the Indian Ocean.
||A group of Eastern European and northern asian countries form
the Russian Consortium.
||The Russian Space Program begins excavation on the moon for
the foundations a permanent lunar colony.
||Lunagrad is officially opened, and colonists (mostly from
Russian Consortium countries) begin taking up permanent residence
||The ESA and Japan separately announce plans to begin plans
to colonize Mars. Initially, there are talks about working together,
but the Japenese government ultimately refuses.
||Liminalium is first discovered.
||The first liminal field is activated on an orbital space lab.
||Dr. Michel Rondeau submits his theory of Jumpspace travel
to the European Academy of Astrophysical Sciences
||The first working Jump drive is tested in the solar system.
The Jump1 drive is still to slow for
extra-solar journeys to be practical.
||The first Jump2 drive is perfected
by scientists in the Russian Consortium.
||The first Extrasolar Flight is undertaken. An ESA-manufactured
Jump2-capable ship confirms the existence
of a habitable extra-solar planet in the Alpha Centauri star
||The Endeavor carries three hundred colonists to Alpha
||The Endeavor experiences a Jump engine failure, and
the crew is forced to stay with the colonists.
||France leaves the European Union and adopts its own currency.
||The Chinese-Manchurian War.
||A German research vessel discovers a ship from the Empire
of the Thirteen.
||US President Mike Jonas is sworn in.