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10th Jun '17 6:41:04 AM SAMAS
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* Most of ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' takes place on Earth, and the rising New Earth Federation is focused just on terrestrial conquest, apart from the cryptic hints that there's something weird on the Moon. It's not until late in the show that it's confirmed that the surviving spacedwellers have been rebuilding themselves as the Space Revolutionary Army (and are itching to start another fight with Earth). Most of them are located in colonies well away from Earth, closer to the Moon.

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* Most of ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX'' takes place on Earth, and the rising New Earth Federation is focused just on terrestrial conquest, apart from the cryptic hints that there's something weird on the Moon. It's not until late in the show that it's confirmed that the surviving spacedwellers have been rebuilding themselves as the Space Revolutionary Army (and are itching to start another fight with Earth). Most of them are located in colonies well away from Earth, closer to the Moon.Moon(The nearer colonies were [[ColonyDrop the cause of the Apocalypse]] in the first place).
9th Jun '17 7:32:38 PM WillKeaton
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** An interesting take on this subject - the episode "[[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462251/?ref_=ttep_ep9 Roads To Nowhere]]" indicates that within 200 years every vehicle on earth will no longer exist, due to some corrosive nature; however, the lunar rovers, now untouched on the moon since the late 1960's, will continue to be prefectly pristine for centuries.

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** An interesting take on this subject - the episode "[[https://www.[[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462251/?ref_=ttep_ep9 Roads "Roads To Nowhere]]" Nowhere"]] indicates that within 200 years every vehicle on earth will no longer exist, due to some corrosive nature; however, the lunar rovers, now untouched on the moon since the late 1960's, will continue to be prefectly perfectly pristine for centuries.
9th Jun '17 7:31:15 PM WillKeaton
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Wondering about RealLife? The people onboard the International Space Station rely on constant resupply from Earth, so their prognosis for staying in space is grim. Air, water, food, all are shipped in. Over a longer term, space is a decidedly hostile environment, between higher radiation levels and the effects of zero-g. Realistically, the astronauts only have months to live. However, the station has lifeboats in the form of Russian Soyuz spacecraft, so they could (in theory) return to Earth. Other space missions could do so, as well. Without MissionControl, though, it is of course more dangerous, as no one can double check your reentry plan or monitor your approach. (and they might be stranded in the middle of the ocean, even if they make it down safely). It is physically possible for spacecraft to return to Earth safely, so astronauts might make it back. Assuming there's an Earth that can still support them, of course.

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Wondering about RealLife? The people onboard the International Space Station rely on constant resupply from Earth, so their prognosis for staying in space is grim. Air, water, food, all are shipped in. Over a longer term, space is a decidedly hostile environment, between higher radiation levels and the effects of zero-g. Realistically, the astronauts only have months to live. However, the station has lifeboats in the form of Russian Soyuz spacecraft, so they could (in theory) return to Earth. Other space missions could do so, as well. Without MissionControl, though, it is of course more dangerous, as no one can double check your reentry plan or monitor your approach. (and they (They might be stranded in the middle of the ocean, even if they make it down safely). safely.) It is physically possible for spacecraft to return to Earth safely, so astronauts might make it back. Assuming there's an Earth that can still support them, of course.
22nd May '17 8:18:24 AM Necrodomo
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* The nuclear war that destroyed everything in its world but [[ShiningCity Laurentia]] in the ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' backstory was fought between nations that had space colonies that were theoretically supposed to be insurance against a planetary apocalypse. Unfortunately, the colonies ''themselves'' were easy targets for nuclear warheads when war did break out.
21st Apr '17 6:18:51 AM DarkStorm
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* In one ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode, a villain managed to take over the world by turning it into a stone-age version of itself, but it didn't affect Skylab. Skylab's technology becomes pivotal in foiling the villain's plans.
* In the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Vandal Savage changes history by sending information to himself in the past, and the only people unaffected when the DelayedRippleEffect kicks in are a group of the Leaguers in Earth orbit. (Although it's not being out in space that protects them -- the ripple reaches them and keeps going -- they're all travelling in a bubble projected by Franchise/GreenLantern's [[GreenLanternRing ring]], which protects them somehow.)
* The history series ''Once Upon A Time Man'' ends with a possible dystopic future of Earth that descends into environmental collapse, massive world hunger and is finally devastated by nuclear war. However, this time also has considerable advances in space travel to have off planet self-sustaining orbital settlements and while they regret having to wait for potentially generations before Earth is habitable again, they are happy enough in space in the meantime.

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* In one the ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode, episode "Planet of the Neanderthals", a villain managed to take over the world by turning it into a stone-age version of itself, but it didn't affect Skylab. Skylab's technology becomes pivotal in foiling the villain's plans.
plans. Batman and Robin were working on Skylab at the time of the transformation, so they (and their Batrocket) were also unaffected.
* In the first season finale of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', Vandal Savage changes history by sending information to himself in the past, and the only people unaffected when the DelayedRippleEffect kicks in are a group of the Leaguers in Earth orbit. (Although it's not being out in space that protects them -- the ripple reaches them and keeps going -- they're all travelling traveling in a bubble projected by Franchise/GreenLantern's [[GreenLanternRing ring]], which protects them somehow.)
* The history series ''Once Upon A Time Man'' ends with a possible dystopic dystopian future of Earth that descends into environmental collapse, massive world hunger and is finally devastated by nuclear war. However, this time also has considerable advances in space travel to have off planet self-sustaining orbital settlements and while they regret having to wait for potentially generations before Earth is habitable again, they are happy enough in space in the meantime.
27th Mar '17 10:12:31 AM Butter
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* This is how Yagrum Bagarn, the last dwarf found in VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind, survived the global soul-trap that killed all dwemer. He had travelled to an [[SpaceIsMagic "Outer Realm"]] during the event and was thus outside the soul-traps influence.
6th Mar '17 2:21:48 AM Doug86
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* Done on a galaxy-wide scale in Warhammer40K: the Warp storms from [[CosmicHorror Slaanesh's]] birth were so severe they prevented all FTLTravel for centuries, leaving all of humanity cut off from each other (and particularly sucked for those planets who depend on imported food to feed themselves, and the ships nowhere near an inhabited planet). One of the main reasons the GodEmperor hasn't been taken off life-support (in theory, he could be released from his corpse and fight the Chaos gods on their own turf) is that this would cost humanity their sole point of reference in the Warp, cutting off FTLTravel for good.

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* Done on a galaxy-wide scale in Warhammer40K: ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'': the Warp storms from [[CosmicHorror Slaanesh's]] birth were so severe they prevented all FTLTravel for centuries, leaving all of humanity cut off from each other (and particularly sucked for those planets who depend on imported food to feed themselves, and the ships nowhere near an inhabited planet). One of the main reasons the GodEmperor hasn't been taken off life-support (in theory, he could be released from his corpse and fight the Chaos gods on their own turf) is that this would cost humanity their sole point of reference in the Warp, cutting off FTLTravel for good.
22nd Feb '17 4:11:21 PM freesandwich
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* The webcomic ''[[http://closertohomecomic.com/ Closer to Home]]'' follows the Planet of the Apes example of having the astronauts be members of a deep space exploration team, and the world having ended a few years after they left.
3rd Feb '17 5:14:54 AM Doug86
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* One of the ''FanFic/PoinesAfterPeople'', side stories is about finding a way to rescue the people trapped on the ISS.

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* One of the ''FanFic/PoinesAfterPeople'', ''FanFic/PoniesAfterPeople'' side stories is about finding a way to rescue the people trapped on the ISS.



* As with the [[spoiler: Vulcans]] above, in the original Franchise/StarWars film, ''Film/ANewHope'', Alderaanians who were offworld when when the Death Star destroyed their home planet are similarly orphaned. While most are only mentioned in [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe material]], Princess Leia was a prisoner aboard the Death Star and witnessed Alderaan's destruction firsthand.

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* As with the [[spoiler: Vulcans]] above, in the original Franchise/StarWars film, ''Film/ANewHope'', Alderaanians who were offworld when when the Death Star destroyed their home planet are similarly orphaned. While most are only mentioned in [[StarWarsExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe material]], Princess Leia was a prisoner aboard the Death Star and witnessed Alderaan's destruction firsthand.
18th Dec '16 7:41:52 PM Aspr3
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* In Creator/SheriSTepper's ''The Visitor'', an oncoming asteroid has Earth's nations cooperating to place colonies on the Moon and Mars.



** An interesting take on this subject - the episode "[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462251/?ref_=ttep_ep9 Roads To Nowhere]]" indicates that within 200 years every vehicle on earth will no longer exist, due to some corrosive nature; however, the lunar rovers, now untouched on the moon since the late 1960's, will continue to be prefectly pristine for centuries.

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** An interesting take on this subject - the episode "[[http://www."[[https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1462251/?ref_=ttep_ep9 Roads To Nowhere]]" indicates that within 200 years every vehicle on earth will no longer exist, due to some corrosive nature; however, the lunar rovers, now untouched on the moon since the late 1960's, will continue to be prefectly pristine for centuries.
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