moon landing

  1. AHC: Continued Atomic Age/Space Age

    What divergences from OTL would a TL require in which the public viewpoint and government policy of science and technology around the world remains like in OTL 1945 to roughly 1975±5 years. For example: -Western countries and former (or current) East Bloc countries retain a "Nuclear optimist...
  2. BillKerman123

    Realistic Soviet Lunar program leading to American manned Mars landing preferably without a POD before 1966

    So, I've been wondering what the possibilities are when it comes to creating a timeline for the N1 program that is a) realistic, and b) doesn't have a POD earlier than 1966. So, because I have no actual writing skills, I created this (rather literal) timeline, and I was wondering what some of...
  3. The Militant Doberman

    AHC: A Ukrainian Moon Landing

    Here is something from October 2016: As you can guess Mr. Degtyarev statement was met with much jokes on the Eastern European side of the internet. At the same time, it isn’t as silly as it first appears as Ukraine does have a space-rocket industry (albeit one that OTL builds light/medium...
  4. Calcaterra

    AHC: The British Land On The Moon

    Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to make it so that British Astronauts land on the moon, and explain the ramifications of such a landing.
  5. Calcaterra

    AHC/WI: The Soviets Land On The Moon After The USA

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to make it so that the Soviet Union lands on the moon after the United States in 1969, and to explain the ramifications of them doing so.
  6. BillKerman123

    Realistic British Interplanetary Society Moonship?

    Exactly what it says on the tin. Can a BIS Moonship conduct a manned Lunar landing before July 20th, 1969? Personally I think it’s possible, but then I am a member of BIS, so I may be a bit biased. For those of you who don’t know exactly what I’m talking about, here are some articles about the...
  7. SouthernWind

    Reactions to a Soviet Moon Landing

    Let us suppose that the Soviet Union, for a POD of your preference (Sergei Korolev does not die? Vasily Mishin is not chosen as his successor? The URSS take the Space race more seriously from the beginning? Choose the one you like more) manages to beat the United States to the moon, forever...
  8. DBWI: 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing!

    Front of the Time Magazine July 20 2019. Headline, in big letters, 1969! 50 YEARS SINCE WE JOINED OUR SISTER IN THE SKY! "For all of human history, we have been looking to our moon, our sister in the sky, and wondered what was up there. We all know the familiar sight of that sphere of green and...
  9. SpaceOrbisGaming

    Moon Landing-United Nations Flag

    https://www.history.com/topics/space-exploration/moon-landing-1969 Seeing as the Moon landing is coming up in a few weeks (about 18 more days if I recall) I had an idea for an alt-history. What if instead of placing a US flag on the Moon, Neil Armstrong plants a United Nations flag. Would this...
  10. Petike

    Challenge: African or Afro-American/Afro-Caribbean astronaut the first man/woman on the Moon

    What is the earliest possible date, in a 20th century with closely similar technological progression of spaceflight as in OTL, that the first man on the Moon ends up being an African-American citizen of the US, or a person of Afro-Caribbean descent, or a person born directly in an African...
  11. lerk

    WI: Moon Landing was a hoax?

    Let me preface this by saying I believe the Moon Landing was real and that I am not advocating for any conspiracy theories. Now with that being said, let's say that the US's economy is not doing well in the 1960s and the USSR is doing even better at the space race than IOTL. Also the US...
  12. Tales Weaver

    DBWI: If Apollo 11 wasn't a tregedy?

    When Walter Cronkite delivered the news of Apollo 12's successful moon landing, Humanity cried tears of Joy. But when Pete Conrad and Alan Bean Saluted when they arrived at the moon, in memory of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, those who perished in Apollo 11 tragedy, We cried tears of sorrow...
  13. Effect on Soviet culture of being first to the moon?

    So here is a question, especially for those of you who, like @WotanArgead are actually from the Former Soviet Union: If the Soviets are seen to have "won" the moon race (so most likely they are first to the moon landing, though I can see other paths to victory), what effect does that have on...
  14. New Space Race - Colaborative TL

    2003 - China announced that first Chinese astronaut on the Moon will be sent until end 2016 and on Mars until 2030. 2009 - POTUS Barack Obama announced that United States of America must return to the lunar surface. 2011 - Indian un-manned lander landed on the Moon and released small rover...
  15. AHC: Most of Nazi Rocket Scientists Go To Indonesia and Start New Space Program

    The challenge is instead of an Operation Paperclip or recruited by Soviet or even Nasser's Egypt, most of German scientists who worked in Peenemunde facility in Second World War for the Third Reich move to newly-founded Republic of Indonesia and able to jumpstart a genuine space program. What...
  16. The Selene Project

    An Act of Desperation To the casual observer, it can certainly seem odd that two nations, which between them had launched a grand total of one satellite, would agree to do something as ambitious as landing astronauts on the Moon. With the benefit of hindsight, the treaty signed by Harold...
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