A cross dimensional event is observed for 1 ten thousandth of a second in a cyclotron
Hydrogen fusion motor perfected
Mars experimental base established
Lunar Steel® sets up first plant
Lunar City a boom town
Ganymede base established
Asteroid mining turns Mars and Ganymede into boom towns
Mathematical principles of dimensional drive published
First dimensional ship built. Explodes on take off
Second dimensional ship launched. Disappears from view as dimensional drive engaged.
Pluto outpost established for dimensional testing
First successful dimensional flight across orbit of Pluto. Flight lasts four days and involves one dimensional jump
Second successful dimensional flight across orbit of Pluto. Flight lasts three days and involves one dimensional jump.
“Star flight drive impossible for the forseeable future”
Weidehof’s announcement of principles of observer-acceleration-dilation, quickly renamed by press “anti-gravity motor”.
Famous OAD demonstration involving Eiffel Tower and a mouse
Nobel prize for Weidehof
First working OAD motor lifts a car one metre above the ground
OAD incorporated in a prototype aircraft landing gear
First production OAD groundcar
OAD applied to an unstable aircraft form gives complete freedom of movement to pilot.
High acceleration system fighter unveiled using OAD technology
Mandelson proposes the 16 split 308 hour flight to the orbit of Sirius, using OAD technology to reach half the speed of light
Wetchford publishes the navigational calculations for such a flight
Greater Zaire announces its commitment to reach Sirius by the end of the century
Greenland announces intention of beating Zaire to Sirius
Mars base announces completion of a Mandelson-Wetchford ship
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
First flight to Sirius by Mars ship
First flight to Sirius by Greenland ship
Zaire put a ship into orbit around Sirius III
Mandelson and Wetchford receive Nobel prize
Series of scouting missions to Sirius, Barnard’s Star, Proxima Centauri by Mars, Zaire, Greenland, Brazil, Syria