Continental Commissariat of Cosmological Exploration and Administration
The Continental Commissariat of Cosmological Exploration and Administration (CCCEA) commonly known as the Cosmological Commissariat is a civil commissariat of the United Commonwealth dedicated to space exploration, directing the nation's space program as well as research in aeronautics and aerospace technology. Established on July 21, 1954, the program developed outside the scope of the Space Race between the Soviet Union and members of the Conference of American States. Its accomplishments were typically acclaimed by both the East and West in support of their respective ideologies.
The Cosmological Commissariat was the second in the world to develop a intercontinental ballistic missile, the first to deploy an artificial satellite, the second to achieve human spaceflight and the first to achieve a manned moon landing. In 1962, it developed the Sea Dragon as a reusable rocket to achieve interplanetary spaceflight, which allowed for the establishment of mankind's first lunar settlement in 1977 and the first manned mission to Mars in 1990. In 2020 it plans to establish mankind's first Martian outpost. In 1970, it partnered with the Brazorian Commission for Space Exploration in developing the 1970 Artemis program, developing a close relationship with the CAS in Lunar research. Throughout the 1970's and 1980's the Cosmological Commissariat was central in bridging the divide between the Soviet Union and Anglo-America and in 1998 it developed the first model for the International Cosmological Station (ICS).
The Cosmological Commissariat also conducts research topics within astrophysics including the Big Bang through its various telescope programs. Most of its research facilities and launch sites are located along the Atlantic Seaboard while its manufacturing sites are centered most around Chicago, Detroit and Warrensville. Construction of the Sea Dragons are preformed at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where two drydocks are continuously building and refurbishing new models of the sea based rockets. Although the Commissariat utilizes mostly sea deployed rockets, it also utilizes a dry spaceport; the Zhou-Warren-Landon Cosmodrome located at Cape Canaveral.