Crippen Station, the first industrial space station was put into low earth orbit.
Crippen Station was fitted with a set of construction platforms for building the first solar-powered satellites and long range vehicles for the manned Mars missions.
Crippen Station now serves as the central command center for the Western Orbital Defence Network.
With the death of Soviet leader Oleg Tikonov in November, power struggles within the Communist Party distracted the governments attention and gave captive nations a chance to rebel against Soviet rule. During the chaos that followed, the Soviet army collapsed under its own weight, and the civil war reached even bloodier intensity.
The Forces of the Western Alliance intervened to end the Soviet Civil War.
By March the war ended after nearly four years of hostilities.