SPCE/FUN: 2001 alternative history

From: GBurch1@aol.com
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 09:58:58 MDT

For all those folks who acknowledge Sir Arthur Clarke and "2001" as Big
Influences (I'm on that list), the following should be fun:


Here's and excerpt:

"Something I've been working on for a while is a "2001 Technical Manual" by
another name. This is the "Current Space Activities Report, April 27, 2002,"
a classified report to the President of the United States by Dr. Heywood
Floyd, director of the National Council on Astronautics.

"This is intended to be an overview of all major manned space activities in
operation or in planning, put in a historical context. An alternate history
will also be provided outside of the main text; this will explain how, with a
point of departure in 1968, the world produced the Orion 3 and Space Station
V rather than the Space Shuttle and ISS."

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