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The Tranquility Incident

Post by Haze on Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:15 pm

By 2050 commercial space travel had become a reality. Earth's elite paid to experience weightlessness and to see the Earth from orbit. It was not long however, before the sheen wore off. Earth's foundling space tourism industry looked further afield for a more exciting experience. They settled their sights on the moon.

For the first time in humanity's history, a resort was built on a planetary body other than Earth. Tranquility station took form around the original Apollo 11 launch site. Within five years it was complete, and the first visitors made their journey to stay in it. At first, Tranquility only catered to the super-rich, but as Earth-Moon transit became cheaper, new branches of the station were built to house "economy" visitors. By 2080, Tranquility station was the size of a small town.

In 2081, a meteorite barely the size of a baseball hit the temperature regulation system for one of the station's massive batteries. Whipple shields and redundant systems were supposed to prevent problems like this, but the backup system was undergoing maintenance, and one of the Whipple shields had been poorly installed. An emergency crew was rushed to the battery, but the station's supervisors decided not to call for an evacuation. Ten minutes later, Tranquility was destroyed as the battery overheated and exploded.

The space tourism industry never recovered. No such project has been undertaken since.


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Re: The Tranquility Incident

Post by retarded chechen fuckpot on Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:37 pm

no good can come from a place named tranquility

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Re: The Tranquility Incident

Post by Zaedaphon on Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:49 pm

You sound like Silver from IG.
Nevermind that.

So what is the current year in Futurism? 2081 or 2100? Confused.

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Post by Ducky on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:03 pm

Post-2100.

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Re: The Tranquility Incident

Post by xeanos on Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:17 am

retarded chechen fuckpot wrote:no good can come from a place named tranquility
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