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20th Sep '17 11:03:11 AM CosmicFerret
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* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday includes an article on the plight of the two-man crew of the Soyuz T-9 mission.

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* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday'' includes an article on the plight of the two-man crew of the Soyuz T-9 mission.
22nd Aug '17 6:56:20 AM Chris116
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* ''Series/FearTheWalkingDead'' has Strand establish brief contact with a Russian cosmonaut who went into space shortly before the ZombieApocalypse began. The cosmonaut confirms that yes, the entire world was afflicted by the walker plague and that everything was indeed destroyed. The cosmonaut says he doesn't have much longer to live and will die in space, though he gets to exchange some wry Last banter with Strand. It's unknown if the cosmonaut was actually infected with the walker plague before he went into space and if he will turn or not upon death.



* The final entry into the ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' story for ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' culminates in the [[spoiler:destruction of the Earth by nukes filled with Element 115]], thanks to the combined efforts of [[BigGood Maxis]] and [[BadassCrew Takeo, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Samantha]] to stop [[BigBad Richtofen]]. However, in ''VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2'', the story moves to the adventures of another group of survivors on the destroyed Earth, coping with the [[ZombieApocalypse aftermath]]; leaving us to wonder what happened to the four who got stranded on the Moon after the missiles hit.

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* The final entry into the ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyZombies'' story for ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' culminates in the [[spoiler:destruction of the Earth by nukes filled with Element 115]], thanks to the combined efforts of [[BigGood Maxis]] and [[BadassCrew Takeo, Dempsey, Nikolai, and Samantha]] to stop [[BigBad Richtofen]]. However, in ''VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2'', ''[[VideoGame/CallofDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops II]]'', the story moves to the adventures of another group of survivors on the destroyed Earth, coping with the [[ZombieApocalypse aftermath]]; leaving us to wonder what happened to the four who got stranded on the Moon after the missiles hit.hit. The ''Zombies'' timeline at least confirmed that [[spoiler: the soul-swapped Samantha was still around ten years later after the events of ''Buried'', but no word on the other three before the universe is reset.]]
8th Aug '17 7:48:07 PM BobTanaka
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* One ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic showed a pair of astronauts on the Moon watching as mushroom clouds erupt all over the Earth, to which one of them says to the other, "Well, what about this, Mr. 'We-Won't-Have-Time-for-Board-Games-in-Space'?"
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30th Jul '17 11:36:54 AM ElectroKraken
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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', The Earth is destroyed by a nanite-fuled [[RobotWar robot apocalypse]] and most of humanity with it. All that remains are the people who are living on in orbital space stations and various colonies among the solar system, and the game is about these people and how they get on in the aftermath.

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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', The the Earth is destroyed by a nanite-fuled nanite-fueled [[RobotWar robot apocalypse]] and most of humanity with it. All that remains are the people who are living on in orbital space stations and various colonies among the solar system, and the game is about these people and how they get on in the aftermath.
20th Jul '17 1:55:47 PM dasuberkaiser
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* In the [[http://everything2.com/title/Ed+stories Ed stories]] on Website/{{Everything2}}, the only things to survive in the Andromeda Galaxy were those making a hyperspace jump the instant things went wrong.
* [[http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Valuable+Humans+in+Transit Valuable Humans in Transit,]] also on E2, mentions extracting the plane travellers and spacemen along with the rest.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':** The only people who survive in the world accessed through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-093 SCP-093]] are the higher ups who go into space. They're now waiting for the world to be purified.
** Most of the plans of XK End of the World Scenarios have the only survivors being on the Moon-base as an ''optimistic'' prospects.
* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday includes an article on the plight of the two-man crew of the Soyuz T-9 mission.
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* In the [[http://everything2.com/title/Ed+stories Ed stories]] on Website/{{Everything2}}, the only things to survive in the Andromeda Galaxy were those making a hyperspace jump the instant things went wrong.
* [[http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Valuable+Humans+in+Transit Valuable Humans in Transit,]] also on E2, mentions extracting the plane travellers and spacemen along with the rest.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':** The only people who survive in the world accessed through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-093 SCP-093]] are the higher ups who go into space. They're now waiting for the world to be purified.
** Most of the plans of XK End of the World Scenarios have the only survivors being on the Moon-base as an ''optimistic'' prospects.
* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday includes an article on the plight of the two-man crew of the Soyuz T-9 mission.
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* In the [[http://everything2.com/title/Ed+stories Ed stories]] on Website/{{Everything2}}, the only things to survive in the Andromeda Galaxy were those making a hyperspace jump the instant things went wrong.
* [[http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=Valuable+Humans+in+Transit Valuable Humans in Transit,]] also on E2, mentions extracting the plane travellers and spacemen along with the rest.
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':** The only people who survive in the world accessed through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-093 SCP-093]] are the higher ups who go into space. They're now waiting for the world to be purified.
** Most of the plans of XK End of the World Scenarios have the only survivors being on the Moon-base as an ''optimistic'' prospects.
* NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday includes an article on the plight of the two-man crew of the Soyuz T-9 mission.
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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.
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