Part of my worldbuilding was deciding which actual historical figures would be instrumental in the EASF, as the timeline from our Earth diverges on July 20, 1969. Alexei Leonov was a Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to complete a spacewalk, and was also a crewmember on the historic Apollo-Soyuz mission in which an American and Soviet spacecraft docked in space and exchanged gifts and scientific experiments. Sadly, Leonov died shortly after I had completed my round two comic, so I felt it would be fitting to end the epilogue on a dedication to him.