||Chig scout craft crashes
in Roswell, New Mexico.
||Russians send the first
satelite and man into space, a race to the moon between the US and
the USSR begins.
||Kim Everett Eckerly born.
||Mankind walks on Earth's
||US NASA launches their space
shuttles, endo-exo space crafts which can land back on Earth like
a normal aircraft.
||Dolly, the first cloned
sheep makes its appearance, though the public is outraged only a
couple of days later US scientists announce that they have gestated
a pair of small monkeys who have apparently no genetic parents.
The first step of creating new genotypes for a new race.
||NASA mission Pathfinder
lands as scheduled on Mars. Transmits pictures of Mars back to Earth.
Scientists believe that there was, once, water on Mars.
||Nasa launch off of the Cassini
probe towards Saturn, filia probe will explore Saturn moon Titan
as well. The probe is powered by 66 lb. plutonium.
||British scientists 'create'
headless tadpoles. They say that human IV gestation will be possible
in the near future only for medical and scientific reasons.
||Russians use telepresence
to explore Mars, for the first time finding traces of water on the
planet's surface. It is decided that in the next 100 years, Mars
will be 'terraformed'. AeroSpace Technologies Inc. makes its first
appearance on the public market. First warnings about worldwide
sterility but they are disregarded by the public while Aerospace
Tech. Inc. Is secretely gathering all scientists involved in the
genome projects of the last 5 years.
||Sterility Plague declared
pandemic by WHO.
||World Bank declares bankrupcy.
Global Economy collapses, unification of Earth begins. NATO (North
Atlantic Treaty Organization) is disbanded 62 years after its foundation.
||UN Constitution Ratified.
The world has its first united government although all states keep
their national souvereignity. The UN also ratifies a treaty of United
Earth Forces (UEF), all national armed forces of Earth are joined
together under one general command staff pertaining of highranking
officers of all nations.
||The ESC (European Space
Corps) is founded, incorporating all European armed forces under
one general command which is also part of the UEF command staff.
||In the Oort cloud, Dr Eckerly
produces the effect to named after him posthumously. During a subsequent
experiment the tidal effects of the increased gravitation rip Dr
Eckerly apart, killing him only hours after his discovery. What
no-one knows is that the officially disbanded AeroSpace Tech Inc.
has funded the experiment.
||AeroTech 'officially' founded.
||AeroTech purchases land
north of Nevada from the US Government under the Liquidation of
Federal Assets act. AeroTech moves it headquarters and research
labs from Virginia to its new enclave.
||IVA Founded to produce InVitroes.
||Diane Hayden arrested in
an InVitro rights rally.
||Cooper Hawkes's batch incept
||McQueen decanted and begins
indentured servitude in the mines on Omicron Draconis.
||AI War begins. Silicatronics
performs internal witch-hunt, and finds that Ken Stranahan had created
the Take a Chance virus, infecting the majority of
AIs and sparking off the violence. Before formal charges can be
laid, Dr Stranahan apparrently commits suicide. The UEF comes into
duty and to the overall surprize, the different generals work together
as one team. The first real test to the UEF which passes it with
||Natural Born losses so heavy
that InVitroes are released from their indentured servitude and
drafted into the Armed Forces.
||McQueen finishes boot and
becomes an ammunitions handler at Port Riskin. 27 InVitroes die
during an accident at Port Riskin and McQueen gets punished hitting
a superior officer...
||McQueen starts 120 days
of solitary confinement.
||Global Unification Accord
signed in New Delhi, transforming the globe into a Commonwealth
of nations lead by the UN.
||McQueen released from indentured
servitude, and enlists into the Marines.
||IVA Director Marylin Stevens
kidnapped by AIs and held hostage for more than 2 months before
finally being rescued by the 127th Angry Angels.
||Silicate shoots President
||The CC War in Karakorum:
General Dawson loses the USMC Third Armoured Division in the Ali
Bhutto Pass. Ray Butts captured by CCs and tortured for three days.
||Cooper Hawkes begins gestation.
||Ho Chi Min City convention
on Silicate POWs. They are considered to have the same rights as
human POWs have according to the Geneva Convention.
||McQueen selected to join
the 127th Angry Angels.
||Silicates steal military
space assets and flee into space, ending the AI War.
||InVitro platoons disbanded.
IVA Director Marylin Stevens disappears along with most of her research
staff and equipment.
||Cooper Hawkes decanted.
||Cooper Hawkes escapes from
clandestine InVitro Training Program.
||Great Britain and the former
European Community disban indentured servitude to get rid of IV
ghettos after several rallies of the IV Rights Movements had ended
in riots. The IVs get full first citizen membership.
||Tellus and Vesta Colonies
attacked, sparking the Chig War.
||World Federation / United
Nations ban indentured servitude after several souverain states
like Great Britain had disbanded it earlier on in 2059.
||The 58th squad retrieve
an Alien recon vehicle on Mars.
||Earth's first offensive
strike against the Chigs take place. The Battle of the Belt.
||New Alien Fighter (flown
by "Chiggy von Richthofen") destroyed by Lt.Col. McQueen.
||Shane Vansen promoted to
||Cpt. Shane Vansen, Lt. Vanessa
Damphousse and Lt. Paul Wang supposedly KIC over celestial body
2063 Yankee, planet Anvil.