OUTER SPACE | 2055 Major sat reclined and strapped back into his gravity chair lost in thought. He supposed he was as physically comfortable as one could expect to be as the leader of an existence-critical mission on the verge of going into the vacuum-assisted shitter. As worried as he was on a personal level, … Continue reading 22:1 Inside the Snow Globe
OUTER SPACE | 2055 Locked in geosynchronous orbit, the entire length of the Jefferson One was suddenly peppered by a profusion of potentially deadly projectiles. Major ducked his head while his suit absorbed the forward momentum of dozens of tiny fragments of ruined satellite. In a lull, he lifted his helmet enough to see an … Continue reading 20:3 One Hell of a View
OUTER SPACE | 2055 Even with the world’s experts finally coming together with the support of their respective governments, Major knew firsthand how fragile and how desperate of a last ditch effort his mission was. The trip was already off to an inauspicious start as the craft that was to carry them out past Mars … Continue reading 20:2 Spacewalk
OUTER SPACE | 2055 Thomas Major floated two hundred and fifty miles above the surface of the Earth tethered to the delicate contraption that was to be his home for the next five months. Below him lie the battlegrounds, homesteads, junk heaps, and parade routes of the entirety of human history. As he turned in … Continue reading 20:1 Don’t the Sun Love Its Satellite?