Serenitatis Base(2001)

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Serenitatis Base

Serenitatis Base is a lunar base from the World of 2001

Serenitatis Base is Britain’s foothold on the Moon. Appearing in neither film nor novel, Serenitatis Base is derived from ‘The Sentinel’, A short story written by Arthur C Clarke at Christmas 1948 for a BBC competition (he didn’t win). When Kubrick first immersed himself in Clarke’s writing he found a concept from ‘The Sentinel’ which provided the basis for 2001’s T.M.A.-1. Without ‘The Sentinel’ there would be no 2001: A Space Odyssey as we know it. For this reason we include Serenitatis Base. The design for Serenitatis Base is loosely derived from a JSC Advanced Programs Office concept from 1989.

The World of 2001


Spacecraft: Aquarius | Aquarius Id | Aries | Bondarenko | Centaur-O | Draco | Gagarin | Herculis | Komarov | Komarov-bis | Merkur | Moonbus | Orion | Patsayev | Polaris 1-XE | Rocketbus | Skorpion | Taurus | Titov V | Titov G

Space stations: Cytherean Station One | Space Station III | Space Station IV | Space Station V

Surface bases: Aberporth | Baikonur | Brest | Canberra | Cape Canaveral | Clavius Base | Cuxhaven | Hainan | Kadena AB | Korolevgrad | Lunar Observatory | Moscow | Phobos Base | Port Lowell | Prime Base | Serenitatis Base | Tchalinko | Tranquility Museum | Tycho | Washington