In 465, the Island Union announced its support of a new initiative: the study and exploration of the universe. Thus, the Island Union Space Charter (IUSC) was formed, employing IU's premier physicists, astronomers, and mathematicians.
As the IUSC was a governmental organization, it received IU funding and was overseen by the IU Atmospheric and Aeronautic Committee (IUAAC). The IUAAC included two committee chairs, elected members of the IU Governing Council, as well as six scientists who each served a maximum of two 4-year terms on the board. Candidates for the latter roles were typically split between scientists who had been employed by the IUSC for a substantial portion of their professional life, and science-policy specialists who were experienced in government management of scientific pursuits.
At any one time, the IUSC employed thousands of scientists on projects as diverse as atmospheric modeling to predicting and discovering life on non-Unda planets.
Space flight programs Edit
- 470: First successful unmanned orbiter
- 472: First person to orbit the earth
- 477: First moon mission
- 488: Completion of the Island Union Space Station (IUSS).
- 498: Ingenuity project begun
- 500: Exploratory probes to three systems known to contain exoplanets, one of which headed to SC45302729d, 3.8 light years away.
- 505: Ingenuity ship design begun
- 515 The existence of tourist and lottery positions on board the Ingenuity announced
- 518: Launch of The Ingenuity
Notable contributors Edit
Myra Vox is a particularly renowned astronaut and the first person aboard the Island Union Space Station. While there she famously fixed an oxygen leak that would have quickly rendered the station uninhabitable. She is currently onboard The Ingenuity.
Calla Solari, a member of the former IUAAC, envisioned and led the Ingenuity project since their addition to the committee in the mid-490s. They are also aboard the Ingenuity.