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  1. Simon

    The ESA With a TKS Like Spacecraft?

    I've always liked the concept of the Soviet Transportnyi Korabl’ Snabzheniia (TKS) spacecraft which was made up of the Vozvraschaemyi Apparat (VA) crew capsule linked via a tunnel to the Funktsionalno-Gruzovoy Blok (FGB) module. With the FGB having inbuilt solar panels, radiators, fuel tanks and...
  2. BillKerman1234

    To The Constellations (A 1970/80s Soviet and NASA space TL)

    EDIT: I have updated and reposted this post, and it is viewable just slightly further down in the thread.
  3. Pipcard

    Hatsunese Space Program - HASDA (Japan-like) | 1981-05-30 | Saki-02, 2nd Jupiter flyby, 1st Saturn flyby
    Threadmarks: Phase 1 - 01 - Introduction, Negi-1 sounding rocket (1952)

    In a parallel universe, the country of Hatsunia (初音国) had taken a very different path compared to Japan, its counterpart in our world. Instead of hundreds of years of feudal isolation, the society became used to foreign contact and social reform. Unlike Japan, its international relations in the...
  4. Marsby2024orbust

    Sidera Longius Iter: A Long Road to the Stars
    Threadmarks: Basic Introduction and Media

    Some of you may remember that "European Confederation" graphic i posted in the map thread, well it happens to be a part of this timeline. This timeline is more or less, a weird combination of Alt-History and Future History, as it has PoD in the 1960s, but the actual canon goes far beyond the...
  5. Alex Timber

    Godspeed, John Glenn
    Threadmarks: Houston, We have Lift Off

    Basic PODs 1. Glenn doesn't injure himself in 1964 and goes on to win the Ohio Senate Election 2. Glenn's speech at the DNC is better received 3. Carter chooses Glenn as his running mate due to the above-mentioned reason 4. The Iran-Contra Affair is much more damaging to Reagan and Bush 5. The...
  6. When has History "gone wrong" in securing a more progressive "Space Future" by our times? How could the present day be more advanced?

    For example in OTL, the 1960s saw huge advancements in both technological and social arenas, which made things like the Moon Landing and Woodstock possible. The early 70s were okay-ish, but later things started getting worse and the last progressive product of this rapidly advancing...
  7. Space(station) Race

    The rise of the Russian space station program, the area where the Soviet then Russian government would stay ahead of the west until 2014, started with a treason in 1960. While Gagarin was climbing into space, paving the way for mankind to follow, Chelomei was planning to militarize this feat...
  8. BillKerman1234

    A British Space Race

    Here’s an interesting timeline idea that I whipped up in a few hours: 1966.2.19 The Americans had known that the British were up to something. Seven months earlier they had gotten reports that an some sort of secret development project was happening in England, but they didn’t know what it...
  9. WI: More countries in the International Space Station (China particulary)

    A question for the space buffs here; what if there are more countries participating in the ISS? China is barred from participating due to a US congress act in 2011, but it had previously expressed interest. Being perhaps the third or fourth largest space player right now, its participation...
  10. AHC: Bob Zubrin as NASA Administrator

    Let's discusse ways of getting Dr. Zubrin as NASA Administrator and getting his goals achieved: Mars Direct starting between 1990 and 2000, nuclear spaceships, and so on. Are there ATLs here where Dr. Zubrin gets the job and his goals achieved?
  11. 1984, or, the Year the Soviets blew up Congress

    15th December, 1960 A man walks silently through the cold, bitter halls of the Kremlin, fingers trembling in the cold. Inside, his mind burns with ideas, cursing the engineers who defy him, the assistants that conspire to usurp his position, his competitors in the military. Twelve days ago, he...
  12. 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...
  13. tungsterismapping

    Space Equirectangular

    I just want to make some extra maps :) THESE MAPS ARE NOT TO SCALE
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. Puget Sound

    How Far Can The Early 20th Century Advance With Rockets?

    What it says on the tin. Starting in 1903ish, what can a rocket program (started for whatever reason) do with a modest but steady amount of funding? What can they get done by 1910? 1920? 1930? 1940?
  17. Space Race without WWII?

    What countries would be involved in a space race assuming no WWII? I know such a POD changes everything, but let's speculate that the Nazis either don't take power in Germany or it's a short dictatorship that fizzles out. There are conflicts, but not a total war involving the world's powers. By...
  18. QueenofScots

    1989: A Space Timeline
    Threadmarks: I: STS-27

    This timeline can also be found on Sufficient Velocity. STS-27 Commander Howard “Skip” Johnson was the first to speak up. “We’re in deep shit.” The rest of the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis were in agreement. On the second day of mission STS-27, December 3rd 1988, an unusual request was...
  19. 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...
  20. BillKerman1234

    Apollo 13 fails while in Lunar orbit?

    Heres an interesting question; what if the oxygen tanks weren't stirred until after the CSM/LEM had entered Lunar orbit? There are two scenarios here: Scenario 1: The CSM explodes before the landing is attempted. This one is fairly simple and boils down to whether or not the LEM had enough ∆V...
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