The Solar Age

Synopsis

The Solar Age was characterized by humanity’s first steps in exploring and subduing its home system – the infancy of its attempts at terraforming, and learning to cope with long-term space travel. Propulsion technology was relatively primitive, though its saw several innovations that would lay the groundwork for later development.

Politically, the Solar Age saw the weakening of sovereign national powers. In their place international entities arose to fill the void, and corporations took the first steps toward becoming powerful global entities in their own right.


Significant Events

Year Events
2033 The first manned mission to Mars is launched.
2050 The World Council, a successor to the United Nations, is formed.
2062 The first semi-permanent manned station is established on another planet – Epimetheus Station on Mars. A four-sided obelisk is mounted to commemorate the location with the inscription in numerous languages “The gift of fire – now returned to the heavens.”

The Solar Age

Outremer Basileus Basileus