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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    For those of you who enjoy this sort of thing, I modelled the new Webb building off of Sacramento's Ziggurat. (read more here) It was built around the same time and timeframe and it was too interesting not to be a part of my timeline.
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: LI: Prep Work

    Prep Work 9 February 1997 Pe-Te's Cajun Barbeque House Clear Lake, TX 29° 35' 40.6" N 95° 10' 24.3" W Cynthia had gotten caught in traffic, so by the time she walked in, they already had food on the table. She put her purse down over the back of the chair and sat. “Didn’t think you liked...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Not to pull focus, but, there were at least 2 other Farscape references in chapter 49 that I never heard anyone call out. You know I throw in these little Easter eggs for you all to comment on, right?
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    You're right, and that's my error. But I'm leaving it in because I think Josh wouldn't be very good with the language. He mostly uses it to build a bit of camaraderie and he'd make the occasional mistake.
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: L: Grand Theft Soyuz

    Grand Theft Soyuz 22 October 1996 Skydock Space Station Orbital Inclination: 29° Altitude: 272 mi His hands hurt. That was the biggest thing. He’d been in this suit for coming up on seven hours now. The gloves were rubbing his knuckles raw. Even with the padding from this morning, it was a...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Well, this next story is a bit different and, while I don't usually do this, I feel like I should take a moment and give you a bit of an introduction for it. I've had this concept rattling around for a while now. Long had it been a question as to when and if it should take place in the Ocean...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Let's not worry about people showing up late to the party, and just celebrate the fact that they're here now. Everyone who knows Farscape is a win. Though I am getting reminded of the folks who didn't realize that Lani Tupu was doing Crais and the voice of Pilot until the end of Season 1.
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Been waiting for him to show up for twenty years.
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: XLIX: Wings, Wheels, Spaceship Deals

    Wings, Wheels, Spaceship Deals 3 October 1995 Johnson Space Center Houston, TX 29° 33’ 47” N 95° 05’ 28” W The smell of chlorine made his eyes sting. He didn’t know how Judy could stand it. If this was his office, he’d have worn a space suit. She sat behind a taupe industrial table with...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    I tried to get a couple more shots of the layout (hopefully these come through a bit cleaner). I'll periodically update these as the base expands. Note: The base is located at the base of Shackleton because the material of the ridge is close-to-hand for covering new modules with a thick layer...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Also wanted to give you this. The photo is a NASA image of possible Artemis landing sites. I've circled the approximate location of OoS's Moonbase in red.
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    I think I addressed the concept a while back with Shackleton (which had the same issue), but, as a general rule, whatever a place was named in our reality is what it is named in OOS, just to avoid confusion. I will not take "when it was named" into account there. There's just too much that...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    That would be cool, honestly. It seemed likely that certain military traditions would be carried over just by the nature of this type of work and the people who perform it. I like the coordination of the lifestyles and their smaller factors. I've spoken a bit about the commonalities between...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Funny you should mention that. This is subject to change, but here's what I have so far. The base is at the bottom of the rise that forms Shackleton Crater (on the Earth-facing side). The bottom of this map would be the lunar South Pole. Also, this (if I have my numbers right, in terms of...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: XLVIII: The Great Martian Egg Drop

    The Great Martian Egg Drop 1 May 1995 La Cañada Flintridge, California Jet Propulsion Laboratory 34° 12′ 6.1″ N 118° 10′ 18″ W “Okay, everyone, let’s get settled,” Sharon said. The group’s collective attention came to her. She took a moment to see if everyone had a coffee cup or a water...
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