21st Century

2023

A cross dimensional event is observed for 1 ten thousandth of a second in a cyclotron

2025

Hydrogen fusion motor perfected

2030

Mars experimental base established

2033

Lunar Steel® sets up first plant

2040

Lunar City a boom town

2042

Ganymede base established

2043

Io settled

2047

Asteroid mining turns Mars and Ganymede into boom towns

2050

Mathematical principles of dimensional drive published

2053

First dimensional ship built. Explodes on take off

2054

Second dimensional ship launched. Disappears from view as dimensional drive engaged.

2057

Pluto outpost established for dimensional testing

2065

First successful dimensional flight across orbit of Pluto. Flight lasts four days and involves one dimensional jump

2065

Second successful dimensional flight across orbit of Pluto. Flight lasts three days and involves one dimensional jump.

2066

“Star flight drive impossible for the forseeable future”

2067

Weidehof’s announcement of principles of observer-acceleration-dilation, quickly renamed by press “anti-gravity motor”.

2070

Famous OAD demonstration involving Eiffel Tower and a mouse

2071

Nobel prize for Weidehof

2073

First working OAD motor lifts a car one metre above the ground

2074

OAD incorporated in a prototype aircraft landing gear

2075

First production OAD groundcar

2081

OAD applied to an unstable aircraft form gives complete freedom of movement to pilot.

2082

High acceleration system fighter unveiled using OAD technology

2083

Mandelson proposes the 16 split 308 hour flight to the orbit of Sirius, using OAD technology to reach half the speed of light

2084

Wetchford publishes the navigational calculations for such a flight

2085

Greater Zaire announces its commitment to reach Sirius by the end of the century

2086

Greenland announces intention of beating Zaire to Sirius

2091

Mars base announces completion of a Mandelson-Wetchford ship

2093

The Stirling riots.

Mars declares independence from Earth Consortium

Major mobilisation of OAD ships

The Beirut conference

The Luna conference

Mars granted limited autonomy for fifty years, to be followed by a plebiscite

2096

First flight to Sirius by Mars ship

First flight to Sirius by Greenland ship

Zaire put a ship into orbit around Sirius III

2097

Mandelson and Wetchford receive Nobel prize

2100

Series of scouting missions to Sirius, Barnard’s Star, Proxima Centauri by Mars, Zaire, Greenland, Brazil, Syria

2023

A cross dimensional event is observed for 1 ten thousandth of a second in a cyclotron

2025

Hydrogen fusion motor perfected

2030

Mars experimental base established

2033

Lunar Steel® sets up first plant

2040

Lunar City a boom town

2042

Ganymede base established

2043

Io settled

2047

Asteroid mining turns Mars and Ganymede into boom towns

2050

Mathematical principles of dimensional drive published

2053

First dimensional ship built. Explodes on take off

2054

Second dimensional ship launched. Disappears from view as dimensional drive engaged.

2057

Pluto outpost established for dimensional testing

2065

First successful dimensional flight across orbit of Pluto. Flight lasts four days and involves one dimensional jump

2065

Second successful dimensional flight across orbit of Pluto. Flight lasts three days and involves one dimensional jump.

2066

“Star flight drive impossible for the forseeable future”

2067

Weidehof’s announcement of principles of observer-acceleration-dilation, quickly renamed by press “anti-gravity motor”.

2070

Famous OAD demonstration involving Eiffel Tower and a mouse

2071

Nobel prize for Weidehof

2073

First working OAD motor lifts a car one metre above the ground

2074

OAD incorporated in a prototype aircraft landing gear

2075

First production OAD groundcar

2081

OAD applied to an unstable aircraft form gives complete freedom of movement to pilot.

2082

High acceleration system fighter unveiled using OAD technology

2083

Mandelson proposes the 16 split 308 hour flight to the orbit of Sirius, using OAD technology to reach half the speed of light

2084

Wetchford publishes the navigational calculations for such a flight

2085

Greater Zaire announces its commitment to reach Sirius by the end of the century

2086

Greenland announces intention of beating Zaire to Sirius

2091

Mars base announces completion of a Mandelson-Wetchford ship

2093

The Stirling riots.

Mars declares independence from Earth Consortium

Major mobilisation of OAD ships

The Beirut conference

The Luna conference

Mars granted limited autonomy for fifty years, to be followed by a plebiscite

2096

First flight to Sirius by Mars ship

First flight to Sirius by Greenland ship

Zaire put a ship into orbit around Sirius III

2097

Mandelson and Wetchford receive Nobel prize

2100

Series of scouting missions to Sirius, Barnard’s Star, Proxima Centauri by Mars, Zaire, Greenland, Brazil, Syria