Star Citizens United 01 - The History of the Star Citizen Galaxy

Today I’ll give an introduction to the Star Citizen universe and get you caught up with the history of the galaxy. I also discuss Roberts Space Industries’ YouTube channel and Elite Dangerous.

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Star Citizen Timeline Highlights

2075         Dr. Scott Childress and his team completed the first self-sustaining quantum drive engine, capable of achieving 1/100th the speed of light. For the first time, humanity could explore the solar system with unprecedented speed. Source

2113         RSI designed a machine that can “process the atmosphere of a planet to convert it to a sustained oxygen environment, making it habitable for humans,” i.e. terraforming. Sometime before this: cloning initiatives and gene-coding to minimize inherited disorders and diseases. Source

2120         Terraforming of Mars attempted.  Source

2125         Mars terraforming fails drastically and suddenly, resulting in the loss of 4,876 people. Source

2140         First affordable quantum drive ship available to the private citizen. Source

2157         Mars successfully terraformed. Source

2214         Next generation of fusion engine developed. Source

2232         The Artemis sets course for the stars…and is never heard from again. Source

2262         Goodman lost near Neptune under mysterious circumstances. Source

2271         Nick Croshaw traverses first jump point arriving in the Croshaw system. Source

2380         Scientists discover two more jump points in the Croshaw system. United Nations of Earth formed. Source

2438         First contact made with an alien ship in the Davien system. Vernon Tar opens fire, but the situation is salvaged and covered up. It is later learned the alien civilization is the Banu. Source

2460         More people begin to leave Earth to colonize other worlds thanks to the Breathe Free ad campaign. Source

2516         Terra discovered and established as the center of operations for expansion and terraforming in surrounding systems. Source

2523         UNE restructured into the United Planets of Earth. Source

2530         Gaia Planet Services tries to terraform a world without authorization. It then turns out the world is inhabited by the Xi’An. Source

2541         War erupts with a newly discovered species—the Tevarin. Source

2546         Office of Prime Citizen created. Source

2610         Second Tevarin War begins. Source

2792         The despot Imperator Messer XI deposed. New Imperator Erin Toi worked with newly elected Senators to restore the Tribunal positions of old.  The new High-General, High-Secretary, and High Advocate will work under the Imperator position but with the power to disempower them, should another despot attempt to seize control. Source

2795         Fair Chance Act establishes laws for terraforming to protect non-human species. Source

2800         The Ark established as a political neutral zone for all species. Source

2872         Technology proposed to build a planet from scratch, dubbed project Archangel. Very appealing because could be the end of terraforming and all the conflict that’s come from it. “We don’t want to keep this technology.  The ability to build worlds should be free to any and all cultures so there will never be a need to fight over something as trivial as land ever again” the Imperator. This technology still not perfected. Source

2942         Present day

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