In addition, I wonder how many ideas from the novel, Voyage, will FAM borrow. What I mean by that is if some of the things we know about space OTL is still not known in TTL due to funding being spent specifically on interplanetary travel. (e.g. No Hubble Telescope, little info on Black Holes, no photographs on interstellar phenomena, etc.)
Actually, ITTL wasn’t there an orbital observatory mentioned in late session 1? The mission to repair that broken S-IVB’s flight computer was originally supposed to service it instead. So ITTL we’ve had a Hubble-equivalent since the early 70s, which is actually an upgrade from OTL.