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2000 - 2099

2000
The first resident crew of the International Space Station Alpha launches into orbit, establishing a permanent human presence in space. Mankind is no longer a purely planet-bound species.

2001
A terrorist atack on the United States leaves thousands of innocent civilians dead, a horrific tragedy that forces all nations of the world to re-evaluate their values and priorities, and galvanizes the people of Earth to strive harder to put their differences behind them.

2002
Earth launches the first interstellar space probe, Nomad. Designed by Jackson Roykirk, Nomad is tasked with seeking out new life forms. It will later collide with an alien craft designed to sterilize soil samples; the two probes will manage to combine themselves but in the process their programming will be distorted, causing the resultant entity to seek out and sterilize alien life forms.

2009
Captain Shaun Geoffrey Christopher leads a successful Earth-Saturn space mission, paving the way for the continuation of manned space exploration.

2018
Propulsion technologies, and speeds, continue to improve. "Sleeper ships" become a thing of the past.

2019
The last sub-light probe ship Audwin departs Earth for parts unknown, carrying approximately 200 persons of Eastern European, Russian, Canadian, and Brazilian decent, along with an indeterminant amount of genetic material and other technologies.

2020
The American government creates the Sanctuary districts to contain those who are unemployed. The districts quickly become ghetto areas.

2024
The Bell Riots begin within Sanctuary District 4 of San Francisco. The riots lead to the abolishment of the Sanctuary Districts, forcing the USA to at last begin to deal with its social problems.

2025
Reunification of Ireland.

2030
Zephram Cochrane is born.

2032
Lieutenant John Kelly, piloting the Ares IV command module in Mars orbit, reports the approach of a large unknown object seconds before he and his craft vanish. Crewmates Rose Kumagawa and Andrei Novakovich, on the planet surface at the time, are stranded but later rescued.

2033
The 52nd state is admitted to the United States of America.

2036
The New United Nations rules that no Earth person can be held responsible for the crimes of their ancestors.
Hover cars come into widespread use on Earth.

2037
NASA launches the spacecraft Charybdis, on July 23, commanded by Colonel Steven Richey. This is the third manned attempt to explore beyond the solar system. The ship is declared missing after telemetry is lost. It is discovered in 2365 in the Theta 116 solar system.

2040
Television ceases to exist as a form of entertainment.

2044
Space vehicle Charybdis, launched from Earth in 2037, arrives at the eighth planet in the Theta 116 stystem. An unknown alien intelligence on the planet discovers a book (Hotel Royale) in the possession of mission commander Colonel Steven Richey and creates an environment based on the book in an effort to sustain Richey's life.

2053
World War III kills 600 million people and leaves very few governments on Earth. Humanity struggles to survive.

2063
Zephram Cochrane makes Humanities first faster than light journey. The flight results in First Contact between Humans and Vulcans.

2065
SS Valiant  embarks on a deep space exploration mission. Expedition is lost and is eventually swept out of the galaxy. The ship is nearly destroyed while trying to return across the energy barrier at the edge of the galaxy. Six crew members are killed, but a sevenmth experiences a mutation that dramatically enhances latent ESP powers, making that person a threat to the ship and its crew. The Valiant's captain later orders the ship destroyed to prevent the mutated crew member from escaping.

2067

2069
The Klingon Emperor dies. No successor is appointed because the Klingon High Council has grown in power to the point where it effectively controls the Empire.

2072
One of the two Sporocystian life forms which have been caring for the Ocampa for the last five hundred generations leaves, taking two thousand Ocampa with her. They establish a new home on a space borne array several thousand light years away.
Quinn is imprisoned in a comet nucleus by the Q continuum. He will be released in 2372 by the crew of the USS Voyager.

2079
Earth recovers from a nuclear war. In this post-atromic horror, the legal system is based on the principle of "guiltu until proven innocent." Lawyers have fallen into disfavor as Shakespeare's suggestion to "Kill all the lawyers" has been taken quite seriously.

First contact occurs with the Orion Colony Worlds in the Rigel System.

2082
Colonel Steven Richey dies after thirty eight years imprisoned in a re-creation of the fictional Royale Hotel.