Campaign of the Month: September 2014
The Solar Age
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.
|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.”|