by Max Barry

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Region: The East Pacific

Space Fun Fact: Space is not fun. Astros and Espos often die of food poisoning, radiation, muscle and bone atrophy, micrometeorite ablation, life-support failure, and psychological deterioration more often than in actual combat.

Space Fun Fact: Velocity Kills, especially in low orbits where debris and mocrometeorites are often encountered. Because of the velocities involved, ecen a fleck of paint can damage the unprotected parts of a spacecraft, most especially the solar panels, the radiators satellite dishes/antennae, and can also ablate the outer protective hull of a spacecraft. That is why Gallacite Space Force doctine dictates the denial of orbital space of a sieged planet through the use of ablation cascades.