Archive for the ‘space travel’ Category

The Jovian System in Space 1889

August 13, 2011

Role-Playing In a More Civilised Time
The official Space 1889 universe consists of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the Moon and Mars. It is stated in the official rules that the solar boilers that power the ether ships do not work due to being too far from the Sun when the ships get much beyond Mars. However,it occurred to me that an exploratory vessel with a secondary power system with its own fuel supply might make through the Asteroid Belt to the Jovian System, particularly with the invention of the steam turbine in the 1890s. In our world Sir Charles Parsons built the SS Turbinia and disrupted the Spithead Review in 1894. In the Space 1889 Universe he could have followed that up with a trip to Jupiter. (more…)

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A Case For Colonising The Moon

June 5, 2009

The notion of a permanent return to the Moon appears to be in the air. The June 2009 issue of Analog had an article about the possibility of building a base in Shackleton Crater near the lunar south pole and the METRO, of all things, had an item in its Wednesday 27 issue. (more…)

The Dream

November 18, 2008

This was first published in a semi-prozine almost three decades ago:- (more…)