space age

  1. SingularityG3

    Glorious Dawn : An Alternate Space Age
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - Piercing The Veil

    Those faint, Pulsating beeps from high up above pierce the public conscience, Broadcasts worldwide speak the same thing. "Mankind has placed its first construction among the stars" And it would not be the last. A Revolution set in motion Decades before would finally begin with Sputnik 1...
  2. If interest in the Space Race continued, would a Mars Landing be possible in the 20th century?

    Had the interest in the Space Race not diminished after the Moon Landing in 1969, and investment at Nasa continued at similar rates as before, could there have been a Mars Landing in the 20th Century? If so, when? Could the US have pushed for it in the 80s? Is there even a possibility of it...
  3. Tshhmon

    Rise and Shine - An Alternate Space Race
    Threadmarks: Post 1

    “Today is a great day for the Soviet people. The Reaction-Engine Research Center will be instrumental in our great effort to find ever more efficient and faster methods of transportation. To find methods so that we may one day, be among the stars as well. It will be a long time before that is...
  4. Black Gemini: Two Stories of the Secret Second Life of America's Second Capsule
    Threadmarks: Post 0: Introduction and Why Gemini?

    Post 0: Introduction Reading about the history of spaceflight, Gemini stands out as an odd duck. It is a program which post-dates the approval of Apollo as a three-person capsule, and was initially supposed to be a minor upgrade to Mercury. Even the addition of a second seat was something its...
  5. LEVIATHAN Rising: An Alternative Space Age
    Threadmarks: Introduction and Welcome

    Or my preferred alternative title: Admiral Heinlein Conquers Space With Mythological Cryptozoology and the Bestest of NASA’s Never-Built Toys Welcome everyone to LEVIATHAN Rising, a timeline which takes one of the funner concepts in sci-fi-related alternative history and runs with it. To-wit...
  6. Path to the Stars - An alternate spaceflight TL
    Threadmarks: Post 1

    Path to the Stars Part 1 Ever since both the Soviet Union and the US had set the goal to launch a satellite in the 1957-1958 International Geophysical Year, the countries had been putting money and effort into that goal. The USA left the goal to the Navy and the Army, Whilst the Soviet Union...
  7. HeX

    How Early Could Mars be Reached if the Space Race Never Ended?

    Space. The final frontier. If humans are anything, they're curious. Curiosity kills a lot of cats, but the ones who get out unscathed go on to do great things. In the 1950s and 1960s, due to the Red Scare and the Cold War, the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist...
  8. Kindly ignore this thread.

    Wrong forum, my bad.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. BillKerman1234

    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...
  12. TimothyC

    Rockwell Flyer: The Story of the X-33 and Beyond - Timeline in a Post

    Rockwell Flyer: The Story of the X-33 and Beyond American Rocket News January 2, 2006 Written by Arnold Holmes With the start of Congressional hearings on the factors relating to the decisions involved in the Exploration Systems Architecture, we here at American Rocket News feel it is...
  13. Morning of the Maple Leaf: A Spaceflight Timeline-in-a-Post

    Good evening, everyone! I know it's been a little while since @Polish Eagle and I finished writing Right Side Up (and we're both pleased to thank everyone who offered their votes at the Turtledoves this year). That said, I'm proud to present the following, which is something of a spiritual...
  14. AHC: Recover the nuclear cores of RORSAT (US-A) for peaceful purposes

    With the current political situation, launching nuclear reactors to orbit is nearly impossible. What is commonly overlooked, is what at least 15 RORSAT reactor cores (each filled with 30kg 90% enriched uranium) are already orbiting graveyard orbit 900-1000 kilometers high, at 65 degrees...
  15. Would the nickname "Columbus of the Cosmos" still goes to Gagarin if he was just first in orbit?

    Suppose that Alan Shepard became the first man in space in March 24th of 1961 but Yuri Gagarin overshadows him by being the first to go into orbit on April 12nd. Would the nicknames like "Columbus of the Cosmos" or "Columbus of the space age" still goes to Gagarin, or would he received other...
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