A video by Scott Manley has some adventure seeds for Twilight 2000 players.
The Soviets contemplated emergency landing sites in the USA should one of their Soyuz spacecrafts run into trouble. In addition to locations in the Great Plains of US and Canada, sites in France, Ukraine, and the seas off Japan(!) were planned. The Cold War being well in effect, these contingencies weren’t discussed between the governments.
The feds wrote up instructions for local first-responders in safely interacting with a Soyuz craft, however these apparently were never distributed. The Russians themselves printed instructions right on the capsule in Russian and English.
Spacecraft coming down in unexpected places has been explored in the game already
Written by the late Loren K. Wiseman
A Soviet high-orbiting weather-tracking satellite, named DP 201, is the titular goal of a number of factions in Baja California.
Falling Fragments of a Dream (Challenge Magazine 44)
Written by David S. F. Portree
By 1995 a person scanning the dawn or dusk skies at temperate latitudes could observe a dozen bright satellites. By 2000, they began to fall.
Chock-full of inspiration:
1998 Space Shuttle Columbia emergency lands in Banjul, Gambia. Only surviving shuttle after nuclear strike on Kennedy Space Center.
1999 Mir abandoned by Soviet cosmonauts in two capsules after the nuking of Baikonur Cosmodrome
2001 through 2007 Reentry of fragments of American space station Freedom
September 2004 Damaged Buran shuttle reenters
May 2005 Mir Complex re-entry
200? Kvant 3 materials science module re-enters atmosphere
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