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  • Space Race

    SpaceX begins the exploitation of space by developing a new breed of rocket and reentry vehicle. Other corporations rush to keep SpaceX from gaining a monopoly. Small laboratories, along with communication and tracking satellites make their way into orbit …

  • Bubble Bursts -- Space Elevator Opens

    Bubble "bursts" or at least the rocket/reentry bubble -- because Sumitomo managed to get its space elevator online, drastically undercutting the price even SpaceX could charge to get things into orbit. The SpaceX success wouldn't have occurred in the …

  • Breaching the Brightfrost Compound

    As the Brightfrost Space Elevator begins lifting its first cargo toward low-earth-orbit (LEO), a changing of the guard begins. The corporation behind Brightfrost has replaced their security contractor. Tesla Arms sees its chance to eliminate the only …

  • Hong Kong Succession

    The Hong Kong/Canton region effectively secedes from China, as ties between local government and the corporations become strong enough to supersede those from Beijing. Also corporate money becomes more plentiful than central government money for local …

  • Rise of Genetic Engineering

    Away with the old simple breeding techniques that have been used for thousands of years: genes can now be customized. True; it will take a while for all the bugs to be ironed out -- what each gene actually *does* is not fully understood. But more and more …

  • Woman's Work

    Tesla Arms, discovering they need people to "program" their switching stations, seeks out the granddaughter of Ada Lovelace (who was the world’s first programmer). Her granddaughter, Judith Blunt-Lytton, is in the middle of a legal battle over her …

  • Declaration of Human Rights

    Ambassador Keahi, failing to understand her place and inspired by the American Bill of Rights, undertakes the drafting of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights which would bind all members of the League of Nations in the common protection of the world’s …

  • Ireland Becomes Tir na nOg

    Ireland's parliament abdicates power, turning over running the country to the leading (elvish) families, who reorganize the nation into a feudal aristocracy (less the military duties), renaming it Tir na nOg. There is surprisingly little outcry -- perhaps …

  • Republican Secession

    Red state/blue state acrimony reaches new heights, then is suddenly resolved as much of the Republican states break away, reforming the Confederated American States. Most debate revolves around what proportion of the national debt and military bases they …

  • SpaceX Launches

    While Spaceship One is the first corporate manned craft to reach low earth orbit, technical problems delay scaling the craft from a two-man craft to an eight-man craft. SpaceX begins the corporate exploitation of space by developing a new breed of fully …

  • Breaching The Brightfrost

    h3. Description As the Brightfrost Space Elevator begins lifting its first cargo toward low-earth-orbit (LEO), a changing of the guard begins. The corporation behind Brightfrost has replaced their security contractor. Tesla Arms sees its chance to …

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