In the year 2002 a space research corporation named LUNAR CORPORATION was founded. The company's goals, according to its brochure, were to introduce humans to the glories of space travel, to monopolize space exploration and, above all, the exploitation of space. During the crisis of 2012 - 2014, the Lunar Corporation absorbed the old NASA structure, inheriting all its patented space technology.

In 2034 the company completed construction of the first city in orbit. They called it Orbital City 1. There followed a real stampede of company employees and their families to leave the political and economic chaos on Earth in favor of the safety and security of the newly built city.