THE FINAL FRONTIER
Tacoma is an authentically constructed space habitat with some realistic touches. The station houses a botany department that helps to produce oxygen, and the illusion of gravity is created by the inertia of its rotating rings. Tacoma also recognises the fragility of life in space; a stray piece of debris is enough to send the whole habitat into chaos. Perhaps the least realistic element is a cryo-bay that can turn the crew into living ice lollies – unlikely to exist in a nonfatal form in 2088.