Space Age

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The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space--each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.

—Randall Munroe,, 2 May 2011

Sputnik I, herald of the Space Age

The Space Age (abbreviated SA) is an alternate calendar used by many Fen.

Year 0 of the Space Age calendar is 1957 of the Gregorian calendar. This year was chosen because Sputnik I was launched by the Soviet Union on October 4, 0 SA (or October 4, AD 1957). Thus, using the Space Age calendar, the Kandor Treaty was signed on March 28, 53 SA.