As a old-fashioned chemical-powered-rocket party of space-pioneers on the SLS-Oregon, you head upwards from Cape Canaveral, Earth to the plentiful asteroid belt. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to conserve power, how to allocate resources, etc. The Oregon Trajectory incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (mining and sending probes through lava tubes). This project is solving the Asteroids 2025-2100 - Future History challenge. Description Relive the historical mass terrestrial exodus of the 21st century and take the first wandering steps into the boundless frontier that we now call home. Recommended for entities human-age-equivalent-rating 12 and up.

This project is solving the Asteroids 2025-2100 - Future History challenge.


We wanted to create a game for both adults and kids that would be both fun and informative, but also encourage further interest in STEM.

The year is 2050 and you are tasked with a mission called Oregon, named after the Oregon Trail of the 1800s, to go to Jupiter’s moon Europa. NASA scientists discovered that Europa has signs of water and organic molecules such as methane. They believe life is under the surface of Europa and you’re going to find it!

Since the discovery of the potential for life on Europa, NASA has been ramping up it’s capabilities to get humans out of Earth’s orbit. This all started in the mid 2020’s with the development of the Space Launch System and with NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission to identify, capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable orbit around the moon.

The Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) helped develop new technologies and hardware to reach these near-Earth asteroids. These technologies also made their way to the private space industry where companies were interested in mining these asteroids for metals that are rare on Earth. This was the start of a new age where astronauts were regularly traveling out of Earth’s orbit.

Everything has been setup for your mission to Europa. You will fly-by the Moon, Mars, and the asteroid Ceres along your way. There are manned stations on the Moon, Mars, and Ceres to buy new supplies. After that you will find a base with all the supplies you need waiting on the surface of Europa. You will also find old satellites that could hold additional fuel for you to salvage. Don’t forget to mine some asteroids along the way. Good luck!

Project Information

License: GNU Affero General Public License 3.0 (AGPL-3.0)"

Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/7yl4r/the-oregon-trajectory/


Socrata - http://data.nasa.gov/


  • Anita Campbell