• The race to Alpha Centauri

    When the human race reaches out to set foot on a new home planet, who will be the first, why will they succeed and what will they find?

    Humanity will be changed but will it be for the better?

    Old truths will die, new ideas will rise and prevail.

    Palette

    Yes

    • Innovation, Moral Choices, Skills, Leadership
    • Gritty, Clunky Technology
    • Everybody’s fixing things
    • Hight regard for engineering
    • Do or die - Tough choices for the colonists
    • The Danger of isolation
    • Man vs Nature
    • Children
    • Stasis, Cryosleep, Generation ships
    • Multiple Colonization expeditions

    No

    • FTL Travel
    • Intelligent Aliens
    • Slapstick
  • Focuses

    • The launch of the Starship Shackelton (Frederik)
    • Engine Development (Jonathan)
    • The Cryosleep exovirus pandemia (Johannes)

    Legacies

    • Babette Drey, the first starborn child and her communication device (Johannes)
    • Joy Anderson Engine (Frederik)
    • The spaceship “Decisive Victory” (Jonathan)
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    • (Start) The Age of Space - First Colony Ships Depart

    • Schism in the Diaspora - Age of Multiple Colonies

    • Age of space hulks

    • The Death of Planet Earth (end)

    • The construction of the Starship Shackelton

    • Starship Shackelton launches against all odds, on time, but with major flaws under captain Aaron Abbott.

    • Explosion of the Shackelton and death of its crew after they have left the solar system. Ten survivors in an escape pod. Denford isn’t alive to hear the news.

    • The birth of the Anderson Expedition - hatched in secret, untraditional approach.

    • Katrina Anderson (37) receives the Nobel Prize for her development of the Joy Anderson Engine. The first engine to reach another solar system with the crew alive.

    • Babette Drey is chosen as the Captain of the “Hope beyond Jupiter”

    • Miscalculations Lead to detour

    • Babette Drey founds the colony of Phorus in her final days.

    • Engine and exhaust weaponization triggers arms-race.

    • The development of complete hydroponic “space-lungs”.

    • The silent death of the “Decisive Victory”‘s crew on the return from Proxima Centauri 5

    • The Cryosleep exovirus mutates on Earth and kills all mammals except humans on the Five Colonies

    • Creation of huge farms for genetically engineered insects

    • Hungry homeless masses storm the insect farms, but get infected by the original virus.

      • In what way is the Shackelton flawed?

        • Denford Jones, Visionary for the starship building project
        • Chief Technical advisor - Eliza Henderson
        • Financial Controller - Howard Scarf

        Meeting of the project’s steering committee in Denford’s office

        The engine design is fit for interplanetary travel, but not fit to reach Alpha Centauri

      • What hope of rescue do the survivors have?

        • Susanne Drey, mother of baby Babette, first starborn child
        • Gustav Alson, 17, tech
        • Walton Jones, grandson of Denford

        Hope of resuce: To be picked up by the Anderson Expedition.

      • How did Katrina Anderson come up with the idea for the Joy Anderson Engine?

        • Katrina Anderson (17)
        • Patrick Anderson (55), uncle
        • Joy Anderson, mother of Katrina, terminally ill

        From an old drawing in Patrick’s workshop

      • How did Babette Drey’s grandchild accidentially kill the Colony of Phorus with a modified Joy Anderson Engine?

        • Eva Drey, Babette Drey’s grandchild
        • Jacey Tareck, engineer

        Misheard the engineer and put the overloaded Joy Anderson Engine on Full Speed Ahead and created the Joy Anderson Planetbuster.

        • What does the crew of xenobiologists discover as they open up the “Decisive Victory” and walk among the “sleeping” crew?

          • Marianne Prino - Lead scientist
          • Christian Martin - Security officer
          • Andrew Wiles - xenobiologist intern

          Green space mucus virus material coming out of the crew’s corpses as soon as they are de-frozen

        • How do Crook, Cringe, and Cranny escape the farm alive, even though the virus killed all their plundering friends?

          • Crook (12)
          • Cringe (13)
          • Cranny (11)

          Quick thinking on Crook’s part - Crook and Cranny disinfect themselves they think, but Cringe is contaminated.

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