Galaxy Beyond takes place far in the future of present time. Despite the worlds best efforts to keep space neutral territory, fear, suspicion and the slowly decaying Earth have sparked a new Space Race between the nations of Earth. In the year 5039 A.D., the Earth had been damaged beyond repair. With the weather system and planet in flux and natural resources running low, many nations began to seek beyond the confines of the planet. Satellites were sent farther then they ever had before and new missions to explore farther into the universe began. (See: Timeline of Galaxy Beyond).