Genre: Space

ExhibitTitle Comments Year Thumb
Allegiance 2000
Bang! Gunship Elite 2000
Begin 1980
Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space Released in 1992, Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space attempted to answer that pressing which dominated parts of the 1960's world - "... for two years the Russians have been working on a larger, more powerful rocket. Could they be secretly planning a mission this year to land men on the moon? Will they get there first? "

I couldn't get the sim running under Windows, However there is now good news for those who want to refly the Cold War Space Race. Go to and find out where to download the original floppy version of this sim and all the tips you will need on how to get it running, and then how to succeed in the "Race to Space".
Darkstar One 2006
Descent: FreeSpace 1998
Diaspora 2000
Elite Published by Acornsoft in 1984 for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers 1984
Escape Velocity 1996
Escape Velocity Nova
Evochron Alliance
Field Trips
First Encounters 1995
Flatspace 2003
Flatspace II 2006
Freelancer 2003
Frontier: Elite II 1993
Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade 2007
Go Play in Space "Go Play In Space" is a free PDF "e-book" (approx. 180 pages) that takes you from
download and installation
to fixing up a bad orbit
flying to the Moon
docking with the International Space Station
... and making a six-month journey to Mars in less than an hour (with time acceleration).
Haegemonia: Legions of Iron 2002
Hard Vacuum 2000
Homeworld Homeworld was released in 1999 and lets you control future space fleets from a 3rd person perspective in awesome battles inspired by the Boskonian verus Lensman epics in E.E. Doc Smith's pulp epics of the 1930's, and this is no coincidence since the acclaimed S-F artist Chris Foss was involved in the design stage of the sim. 1999
Homeworld 2 Homeworld 2 was the sequel to Homeworld and was released in 2003. Published by Sierra. 2003
Homeworld: Cataclysm 2000
Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos 2001
Infinity: The Quest for Earth 2008
Iron Seed 1994
Iron Stars 2004
I-War (Independence War) 1998
Jumpgate: Evolution 2008
Jumpgate: The Reconstruction Initiative 2001
Mars - Just Imagine by Bruce Irving 2007
Microsoft Space Simulator 1990
MiGs at Peenemunde
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident 2004
Oolite 2006
Orbiter ational.

Based on the real science and math of orbital mechanics and atmospheric flight, it features a first-person astronaut's perspective and beautiful 3D graphics. Orbiter's developer, Dr. Martin Schweiger, has created an amazing virtual world of real and fictional spacecraft, space stations, planets, and moons. It includes a variety of spacecraft, space stations, and sample scenarios or "missions.".

The Flight Sim Museum is proud to host Bruce Irving's free guide to Orbiter - "Go Play In Space".
Orbiter 2006 Orbiter is a amazing free 3D Space Simulator written by Dr. Martin Schweiger, Ph.D. Orbiter contains accurate math and orbital physics, and has an extensive community support base. This is the 2006 release 2006
Privateer 2: The Darkening 1996
Project Nomad 1993
Rise: The Vieneo Province 2006
Shadow Watch 2000
Shuttle 1990
Space Flight Sims 1980-1989
Space Flight Simulations
Space Force: Rogue Universe 2007
Space Rogue 1989
Space Trader 2007
SSAs' Club Wins Astronomy Magazine Award 0
Star Control 1990
Star Control: Famous Battles of the Ur-Quan Conflict, Volume IV 1990
Star Fleet Battles 1979
Star Sonata 2004
Star Trek: Armada II 2001
Star Trek: Bridge Commander 2002
Star Trek: Klingon Academy 2000
Star Trek: Legacy 2006
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy 1994
Star Trek: Starfleet Command 1999
Star Trek: Starfleet Command II: Empires at War 2001
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III 2002
Star Trek: Starship Creator 1998
Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator It was a board wargame 1980
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator 1982
Starfleet 1970
Starflight 1986
Starlancer 2000
Starscape 2004
Starshatter 2004
Starshatter: The Gathering Storm 2006
Super Star Trek 1970
Super Wing Commander 1994
Tachyon: The Fringe 2000
Terminus 2000
Time Gate "It was early eighties. Basically, you were piloting some kind of nondescript spaceship around the galaxy, destroying all the invaders. Most of the enemy ships were just copies of those in the StarWars films. I pretended that I was in a Hurricane and the space ships I was shooting were various German fighters and bombers." 1982
Vega Strike 2000
Vendetta Online 2004
Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander Academy 1993
Wing Commander II: Special Operations 1 1991
Wing Commander II: Special Operations 2 1992
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi 1991
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger 1994
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom 1996
Wing Commander: Arena 2007
Wing Commander: Armada 1994
Wing Commander: Privateer 1993
Wing Commander: Prophecy 1997
Wing Commander: Righteous Fire 1994
Wing Commander: Secret Ops 1998
Wing Commander: The Kilrathi Saga 1996
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 2: Crusade 1991
Wing Commander: The Secret Missions Wing Commander: The Secret Missions 1990
X: Beyond the Frontier 1999
X2: The Threat 2003
X3: The Reunion 2005
X-Gold 2001
X-Tension 2000
Yager Flying through Yager is like diving into a Jack Vance novel with it's quaint mixture of old and new, the fantastic architecture, the floating ore barges - all fully animated - and the not-quite-earthly watery environs, all seasoned with a quirky sense of humour.

Those who remember Strike Commander with affection will appreciate the storyline and the clever mission construction. This type of game has the potential to get people interested in flight sims - but in it's own right it's a fun filled experience. Don't take it too seriously - just have a blast !

The drop - dead gorgeous graphics are shown off in the videos I have created for the Museum exhibit and given the strong role playing element, this is a good sim to recommend as it might encourage new players to look further into flight simulation generally.

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