Image from Steve Bowers
Two Belters make an initial examination of the surface deposits on a binary asteroid near Epsilon1 Lyrae
The first Belters were asteroid miners, geologists, astronomers and researchers working in the asteroid belt around Sol. Many of the early miners worked alone or in small groups. Larger groups of Belters established habitats and permanent cultures on the larger asteroids and the dwarf planet Ceres. Many Belters were modified significantly to acclimatise their bodies to microgravity, and often incorporated mechanical augmentation into their spacesuits (such as geckotech grip-boots and extended or additional limbs).

In the Current Era a large fraction of the Terragen population live in asteroid belts, many of which have ancient and complex cultures. Particularly notable are the Barnard Belt, Sol Main Belt and the Mirthsen-Simoris Spinward Marches. Belters adopt a wide range of body types, some designed to thrive in microgravity, and others adapted for the innumerable rotating space habitats that take many forms and sizes. Many Belters have never been in a spaceship, let alone set foot on a planet or large orbital.
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev, with additional material by Steve Bowers
Initially published on 08 October 2001.