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Astra Planeta

Created by Doug "Spyglass" Marshall  
For all its material advantages, the sedentary life has left us edgy, unfulfilled. Even after 400 generations in villages and cities, we haven't forgotten. The open road still softly calls, like a nearly forgotten song of childhood.
— Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
Astra Planeta is a hopeful exploration of humanity’s future path to the stars, and the connections we may forge with the other peoples and worlds of the local stellar group.
Welcome to the 30th century. In the thousand years since humankind first reached beyond the atmosphere of planet Earth, we have slowly ventured farther and farther from the shores of home into the endless heavens. In the process, humanity has matured. We have set aside our ancient tribalism in favor of unity, forging a new civilization largely free of the social and physical ills that have plagued us for the last twelve thousand years. We have learned to exercise our tremendous technological power with care and humility. And we did it on our own.   In the course of our perpetual wandering, humans have come to recognize that we are children of the cosmos, not lords. Thus, we resolved to be humble explorers, not arrogant conquerors. We have made those mistakes before. And upon discovering other cosmic children in the stars above, we vowed to never make those mistakes again.   After all: we only have each other, and the stars.
 

Chart the Future

Apollo
1961-1974

Artemis
1996-2008

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Ares
2010-2028

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Aeolus
2033-2067

Aphrodite
2072-2087

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Aether
2100-2119

Explore the Cosmos

Known Space (13000 UME)
In the 130th century of the Universal Modern Era (2900s CE), known space extends in a roughly spherical radius from Sol of about ten parsecs, or 32.6 lightyears; inhabited space only extends to roughly 7.6 parsecs (25 ly). It is important to note that RCC territory exceeds the boundaries of known space, but is not included here.