Humanity established a foothold on Mars and the colonization process begins.
Eight women are brutally knifed to death by an unknown assailant in the Martian
Colonies. This is later found to be the same entity that committed several
murders on planet Argelius in 2267.
Having learned the lessons of the last World War, the first united Earth
government is established. Australia is the only nation that declines
The Warp 5 Complex is established to create technology that will allow humans to
safely explore deep space. Zefram Cochrane is present during the dedication
ceremony. Cochrane, now advanced in years and a resident of the Alpha Centauri
system, soon takes off for "parts unknown."
Spacecraft SS Mariposa is launched. The craft carries two groups of
colonists bound for the Ficus sector. It settles colonies on Bringloid V. It
later crashes on planet Mariposa while attempting to settle a second group of
colonists. There are only five survivors of the crash, who attempt to keep
their colony viable using cloning technology.
Australia, the last holdout, joins the United Earth government.
May 6th: First Contact with the Axinar by Earth
starship (ESS) Enterprise. First Contact with unknown species (Possibly Breen)
by ESS Enterprise.
June: An Imperial Klingon vessel under the command of
Captain Vorak fires on ESS Enterprise. First reported instance of a
human male becoming pregnant is reported in Commander Charles Tucker, Chief
Engineer of the Enterprise. First Contact with the Zyrillian species.
- April: The Warp 5 engine is completed on Earth and is tested by Earth's
Starfleet. The Earth ship Enterprise, NX-01, under the command of
Captain Archer, returns the klingon Klang to Qron'os. Sub-Commander T'Pol of
Vulcan is also onboard as an observer, in exchange for Vulcan starcharts.
The Suliban attempt to stop Klang from being returned to his people. Also
the first use of Phase Pistols, predeccessors of Phasers, which only have 2
settings, stun and kill.
- The Romulan Wars begin between Earth forces and the Romulan Star Empire.
The war is fought with primitive atomis weapons, and the Romulan fleet is
not even equipped with warp drive. Among the human casualites are several
member of the Stiles family.
- Two women knifed to death at Heliopolis City on planet Alpha Eridani II.
The murders remain unsolved until 2267, when it is learned that the same
entity had committed several similar murders on Argelius II.
The Andorian Admiral Tomar commands the 2nd Allied Tasked Force against a
Romulan Task Force in the battle of Alexander X. He successfully stops the
Romulans at Alexander X.
- Romulan Wars are ended at the Battle of Cheron. The Romulans suffer a
humiliating military defeat at the hands of Earth Forces.
- Romulan peace treaty signed, establishing the Romulan Neutral Zone as a
buffer between the planets Romulus and Remus and the rest of the galaxy,
violation of which is considered to be an act of war. All negotiations were
conducted by sub-space radio, without face-to-face contact between the
parties. The pact is known as the Treaty of Algeron. This
pact also prevents the Federation from persuing the development of cloaking
technology for Earth (and later Federation) starships.
The United Federation of Planets is incorporated at the First Babel Conference.
Starfleet is established with a charter "to boldly go where no man has gone
before." The Federation is governed by a council, located in the city of
San Francisco, California on Earth, and the Federation council president's
office is located in the City of Paris, France, on Earth. The Constitution of
the Federation includes important protections of individual rights including the
Seventh Guarantee, protecting citizens against self-incrimination. The original
sugnatories include Earth, Alpha Centauri, Vulcan, Andor, and Tellar. The Rigel/Orion
Colonies remain outside the Federation entirely.
- Sarek of Vulcan is born, the child of Skon and Solkar. He becomes one of
the Federation's most distinguished diplomats.
- Guinan has her last encounter with Q prior to 2365. The two are not
particulary fond of each other.
- Planet Deneva is colonized by the Federation. It is held by many to be one
of the most beautiful planets in the galaxy.
- The Starship Archon visits the planet Beta III in the C-111
system. The planet's master computer, known as Landru, destroys the ship by
pulling it out of orbit. Many Archon crew members are killed, but many more
are "absorbed" into Beta III's computer-controlled society,
becoming known as "the Archons" to the planet's inhabitants.
- The USS Essex, NCC-173, a Daedalus-class starship under
the command of Captain Bryce Shumar and First Officer Steven Muller, is
caught in an electromagnetic storm and destroyed above the Class M moon of
planet Mab-Bu VI. Teher are no survivors of the crew of 229. The fate of
this ship remains a mystery until 2368. Shumar's immediate superior in this
sector had been Admiral Uttan Narsu of Starbase 12.
- The Starship Horizon visits planet Sigma Iotia II, about 100
light years beyond Federation spacea planet lying about one hundred light
years beyond Federation space. The crew reports the humanoid population of
the planet to be on the verge of industrialization. At this point,
Starfleet has not yet instituted the Prime Directive of non-interference,
and a member of the Horizon crew leaves behind a copy of a book entitled Chicago
Mobs of the Twenties. The disastrous thogh unintended result is that
the people of Iotia adopt the book as a model for their society. Shortly
after the contact at Sigma Iotia II, the USS Horizon is lost along
with all crew members. Because of this, Starfleet remains aware of the
contact and the cultural contamination until radio signals from the Horizon
are received a hundred years later.
- Settlers from Earth establish a colony on the planet Moab IV. They create
a sealed biosphere in which they plan to create an ideal society using
A new type of impulse engine is adopted. The basic design of impulse drive
remains unchanged for at least two centuries.
- The Kavis Alpha neutron star explodes. This phenomena repeats itself every
196 years, and will occur again in 2366 when the Enterprise-D will be
present to observe it.
- A group of Native Americans seek to preserve their cultural identity by
leaving Earth to establish a home elsewhere.
- Dr. Emanuel Tagore is born.
The Daedalus-class starship USS Reynard, NCC-188, disappears during a
mission to deliever specialists and 300 new colonists to a colony. (See http://atrek.org/atrek.html
for more information.)
The last Daedalus class starship is withdrawn from serviceby Starfleet Command.
Membership in the United Federation of Planets reaches 50 worlds.