Starman Starts a New Era of Space Exploration

We have entered a new era of space exploration

Space X Made an Important Leap Forward in Space Exploration This Last Week with the launch of the Falcon Heavy.

Space X: Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb)—a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel–Falcon Heavy can lift more than twice the payload of the next closest operational vehicle, the Delta IV Heavy, at one-third the cost. Falcon Heavy draws upon the proven heritage and reliability of Falcon 9.

Watch the reusable side boosters land at nearly the same time. The Core booster unfortunately crashed on the drone ship, but still this is an amazing step forward.

Watch Starman literally “drive” into the depths of the Solar System on a billion year journey around the sun. Space X was aiming for Mars but they ended up miscalculating and sending him towards the Asteroid Belt. Oh well, its still cool.

The largest and longest space battle I’ve ever put into comic form.

I recently set out to make one of the most epic and largest space battle ever (seriously my rendering computer struggled with this one) and so far it is shaping out do be one of my favorite story arcs in a long time. My objective is to make readers feel exhausted after reading it mirroring the feelings of the characters taking place in the space battle.

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Part 6 of a still unknown number of chapters that will constitute the vast epic story of the Battle of the Porsalis star system.

As yet I still have no concept of how many chapters/pages this battle will take up but I see it at this point only being about halfway finished.

As this is essentially the real opening salvo in what I imagine as a true inter-universal war that will rage across the better part of the expanse between our local galactic group (Milky Way/Andromeda/Triangulum Galaxies) and the greater Virgo Galactic supercluster it seems as though the Celcars are the ultimate enemy of the entire series.

This space battle is rivaled only next to the Battle of the Magellanic Cloud that took place in Chapters 90 to 94 against the Warcon’s 2nd fleet.

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Some of the best space battles I find are ones that are not just massive fleets blasting each other with laser beams, but have genuine stakes for both sides and that is what I have tried to establish with the Source Code story arc. The Celcars have a desire to be complete, whereas the allied forces are trying to defend themselves against what is essentially an unstoppable juggernaut intent on conquering the entire universe.

The battle of the Magellanic Cloud is also one such story because it basically represents the last gasp of a declining empire trying to defeat a rising rival to it’s power, and for the Allied Milky Way forces it is either defeat this overwhelming military force or allow their entire galaxy to be wiped out.