21st century

2000
  • Jason Voorhees is convicted for 117 murders and sentenced to death. His cult of followers swear he is innocent and go on a seven night riot and nearly burn Atlanta, Miami, and New York to the ground. [STLN]
2001
  • New millennium is heralded by formation of United Earth (governed by a revised and strengthened New United Nations) and UESPA (United Earth Space Probe Agency). [Chuck Graham/Geoffrey Mandel Timeline; “Star Trek Classic” Series; “Encounter at Farpoint”.]
2002
  • Nomad probe launched into deep space. [”The Changeling"]
  • Terra’s United Nations Scientific Council releases a 15-year projection estimating offworld and space-oriented industry to grow at an exponential rate. [FASA/Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
2003
  • The United Space Initiative is signed in New York, on Terra. This landmark agreement will focus and accelerate Human exploration of the Sol System for the benefit of all Humanity. [Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
  • Using solar sails, Alpha Centaurians begin a concerted effort to explore their stellar system. [FASA]
2004
  • Farside Moonbase begins operations on Luna. [Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
  • The Andorian colony on Thalassa is destroyed by massive quakes and volcanic eruptions. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2008
  • First manned expedition to Mars reaches the Red Planet. Others follow within months, per prearranged plan. [Speculation]
2009
  • Colonel Shaun Geoffrey Christopher commands the first successful manned mission to Saturn. [Star Trek Chronology]
2011
  • Last space shuttle mission. [Reality]
  • The United States Government fears rioting in relationship to the upcoming Voorhees execution. They pass the Firearms Recovery Act and use the military to sieze all firearms owned by registered users. [STLN]
  • Jason Voorhees is executed and his body remanded to Miskatonic University for study. [STLN]
  • The Week of Shame as it will forever be remembered. Rioters, protesting the execution of Voorhees, burn Washington DC. The President orders the military to use lethal force on the citizens triggering the second American Civil War. The war lasts for one week and cost the lives over 17 million citizens. [STLN]
  • Mars Base 1 begins exploration of the Martian ruins. [STLN]
2012
  • Mars base 1 begins search for extraterrestrial life. [Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
  • After a series of transportation-related disasters, the Global Transportation Consortium is formed to reestablish confidence in Earth’s transit systems. [“Forgiveness”]
  • Jason Voorhees is placed in Cryogenic Stasus following a viscious killing spree on the campus of Miskatonic University. The culprit is never found. [STLN]
  • A massive asteroid nearly destroys the Earth. It is averted when a team of astronauts land upon the rock and drill into it, planting a nuclear device that destroys the asteroid and kills the men who planted the bomb. [STLN]
2014
  • First explorations and investigations of the asteroid belt. [Graham/Mandel Timeline]
2016
  • Following the death of Pope Benadict the Dali Llama is named the Pope of the Catholic Church. Thus the Orange Catholic Church is born. [STLN]
2018
  • Improvements in engine technology make “sleeper ships” unnecessary. DY-200 vessels designed. S.S. Savannah (a DY-100) explores Jupiter. [“Space Seed”/Graham/Mandel Timeline]
  • Birth of the Dax symbiot. [“You Are Cordially Invited”]
  • Muslim extremists attampt to assassinate the Pope. This marks the start of the Orange Catholic Crusade. [STLN]
2020
  • Vulcan scientist Sardax proves the feasibility of interstellar travel using the base camp approach to long-range exploration. Alpha Centauri Concordium of Planets is founded. [FASA/Graham/Mandel Timeline]
2022
  • Death of Jackson Roykirk [FASA/Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
  • Zen Budhist join with forces with Sunni Muslims and start open warfare against the Orange Catholics. The fighting encompasses all of Africa and most of Asia. The United Nations attempts to broker a peace as hostilities spread into Europe. [STLN]
2024
  • Reunification of Ireland, after a series of terrorist acts on both sides returns the issue to prominence in the New United Nations. [“The High Ground”]
  • The United Nations negotiate a cease fire between Orange Catholics and Zen-Sunni factions. Tensions between these two religions last into the current era. [STLN]
  • The Bell Riots, the most violent civil disturbance in American history, take place in San Francisco. They result in a new focus on social issues in the United States. [“Past Tense, Part I”]
2028
  • Astronomers on Alpha Centauri VII pick up intelligent signals from outside their system. These signals will later be identified as originating from Vulcan. [FASA]
2029
  • Farside Moonbase detects first intelligent signals from space heard by Terrans. [Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
2030
  • Matriarchal society established on Cygnet XIV after a global political upheaval. [FASA]
2032
  • Birth of Zefram Cochrane [“Broken Bow”]
  • The New United Nations commissions Solar Fleet for security and rescue purposes throughout the inhabited Sol System. [FASA]
  • The Ares 4 Mars mission is disrupted when its command module is consumed by a graviton ellipse. Two astronauts are stranded on the surface for several weeks until rescue vehicles can reach them. [“One Small Step”]
2035
  • The Tellarites complete a Space Elevator to carry personnel and materials into planetary orbit. [Last UnicornRPG]
2036
  • New United Nations declares that no Terran citizen can be made to answer for the crimes of his race or forebears. [“Encounter at Farpoint”]
  • New space-time researches find holes in the general theory of relativity, making faster-than-light communication and travel theoretically possible, though not yet an actuality. [FASA]
2037
  • Under contract to UESPA, NASA launches the Charybdis, under the command of Steven Richey. [“The Royale”]
2038
  • Development of “starliners” for intersystem tourism travel begins. The long-term project is cut short by the conflicts of 2053. [Star Trek Maps (Modified per “Star Trek: First Contact”]
2039
  • First lunar colonies are founded. [Star Trek: Star Charts]
  • Terran Pluto Base becomes operational. [Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
2041-2043
  • Developments in interplanetary travel continue. DY-300 and DY-400 vessels constructed. [Graham/Mandel Timeline]
2041-2069
  • The expanding Romulan Empire encounters the Klingons. A series of conflicts halts expansion in that direction. [Decipher RPG]
2042
  • Professional baseball dies after this year’s season. The final game of the last World Series draws only 300 spectators. [Star Trek Encyclopedia]
2043-2047
  • Mind Control Revolts take place on Terra, as the use by some local governments of drugs and behavior implants to control their populations is brought to a halt. [Star Trek: The Motion Picture, A Novel By Gene Roddenberry/“Encounter at Farpoint”]
2044
  • All contact is lost with the Charybdis. [“The Royale”]
2045
  • The New United Nations celebrates 100 years of cooperation among the peoples of Terra. People throughout the Sol System take part. [Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology]
  • Zen-Sunni appoint the first Padasha of their church. This marks the unification of most Muslims into one unified faith and dogma. [STLN]
  • The Andorian sport of kochek is invented. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2047
  • The Nausicaans are uplifted to industrial civilization by the Romulans. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2049
  • DY-500 vessels appear for interplanetary use. [Graham/Mandel Timeline]
2050
  • Cait establishes its first world government. [Graham/Mandel Timeline]
2052
  • A very early Terran attempt to develop transporter technology is unsuccessful. The developer, Colin Blakeney, is lost. [“Forgiveness”]
  • The Andorians settle the planet Weytahn (aka Paan Mokar) and begin terraforming operations. (Date is approximate.) [“Cease Fire”]
2053
  • Zancmar Hodgkins publishes his Law of Parallel Planet Development, stating that similar planets develop similar life-forms with similar cultures. [FASA]
2053
  • A series of conflicts around the world destabilizes the New United Nations on Earth. A series of tactical nuclear strikes begun by the infamous Colonel Green kill over 600 million people. Several major cities are destroyed and many national governments are disrupted. Several areas suffer from a localized “nuclear winter” effect. Despite this, it seems that most of these conflicts were local, and no single global conflict has occurred, despite the worldwide disruptions. [“The Savage Curtain”/”Encounter at Farpoint”/”A Matter of Time”/”Star Trek: First Contact”/Star Trek Chronology (Revised); 23rd and 24th Century historians apparently are in dispute over whether this event or the earlier Eugenics Wars is more precisely referred to as World War III.]
2055
  • After many years of conflict, one of two warring factions on the planet Heir’tzan leave their homeworld and colonize the neighboring world of Heir’ocha. Unfortunately, this only briefly ends the conflict, which soon begins anew and flares into interplanetary war. [My Brother’s Keeper, Book I: Republic]
2058
  • V’lar enters the Vulcan diplomatic service. Over the next nine decades, she will become known as one of Vulcan’s finest ambassadors. [“Fallen Hero”]
2059
  • Dilithium discovered on Jupiter V (Amalthea). Inspired in part by the unique properties of Dilithium, Zefram Cochrane begins space warp experiments. [Graham/Mandel Timeline (Modified per Star Trek Chronology)]
2063
  • Zefram Cochrane makes the Earth’s first warp flight. His ship, the Phoenix, is adapted from an old U.S. Air Force Titan missile. Backed by Micah Brack and aided by Dr. Lily Sloane, the ship was built at an abandoned military base in northern Montana. The warp signature of the Phoenix is detected by a passing Vulcan survey craft, which diverts course and establishes contact with Cochrane and his companions. This is a turning point in Terran history, and marks the beginning of Earth’s interstellar age. [“Star Trek: First Contact”]
2064
  • Beginning of Earth-Vulcan cultural exchange [Graham/Mandel Timeline, modified per “Star Trek: First Contact”]
  • S.S. Bonaventure, the first warp drive vessel, leaves Earth to survey other star systems. [Graham/Mandel Timeline (Modified per “Star Trek: First Contact”)]
  • Construction of several Galactic Survey Cruisers by UESPA. [Graham/Mandel Timeline (Modified per “Star Trek: First Contact”)]
  • Franklin-series warp-driven message probe becomes operational. [FASA]
2065
  • S.S. Valiant sent on mission to galaxy’s edge, where it is lost. [“Where No Man Has Gone Before”/Star Trek Chronology]
2066
  • UESP Enterprise reaches Alpha Centauri and finds the 4th planet already inhabited, apparently by the descendents of the ancient Greeks transported from Earth by the Preservers. [Star Trek Maps/FASA/Graham/Mandel Timeline (Modified per Last Unicorn RPG)]
2066
  • A group of Brek’a split from the rest of their species and establish a new homeworld, where they can live without modern technology. They settle on a world in the area of space known as the Briar Patch and call themselves the Ba’ku. [“Star Trek: Insurrection”/Star Trek: The Magazine/Last Unicorn RPG/Star Trek Encyclopedia]
2067
  • Following the appearance of a strange Blue Box, all political conflicts on Earth ends. [STLN]
  • The Great Awakening takes place on Argelius II, and the planet’s society is transformed into a peaceful one. [Star Trek Encyclopedia]
  • The Friendship One probe is launched from Earth. [“Friendship One”]
  • The Terra Nova colonization expedition departs Earth. [“Terra Nova”]
2068
  • The Andorian Trilith VII colony vanishes without a trace. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2069
  • Utopia Planitia Base is founded on Mars. [Star Trek: Star Charts]
  • The Klingon emperor dies. No successor ascends the throne, because the High Council has grown in political power and now effectively controls the Empire. [“Rightful Heir”]
  • The wormhole originally opened by the New Andoria disaster 163 years earlier collapses, triggering ion storms, which induce a premature ice age on Andor. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2070
  • The Andorian Keth (Clan) Aldin is founded on Cimera III. [Last Unicorn RPG]
  • Bonaventure returns with vast amounts of new information about other planets and races. Alpha Centauri and Earth begin cultural exchanges. [Graham/Mandel Timeline (Modified per Last Unicorn RPG)]
  • The last known transmission from the Andorian colony on Trilith VII is received on Andor. [Last UnicornRPG]
2072
  • The ancestors of the Human inhabitants of Okeanos depart Earth. [From the Depths]
  • Civil War on Harelia restricts the powers of the Harelian Adjudication Bureau. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2073
  • Andorian scientists complete a network of heat-diverting satellites, which holds the new ice age in check, and begin analyzing signals sent from the “lost” colony on Cimera III. From those signals, they learn of the Orions and the fate of their remaining colonies. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2075
  • The Optimum Movement triumphs in general elections in Great Britain. [Federation]
  • The Trill are contacted by a L’Dira spacecraft, which enters orbit around Trill seeking a substance called acelon. With the assistance of the Vulcans, who are contacted by Lela Dax, the situation is resolved, and the Trill conclude they must be more open to learning about other worlds and other races. [”First Steps” (The Lives of Dax)/Star Trek Novels Timeline]
2076
  • The Terra Nova expedition reaches the target planet and colonization begins. The colony is initially very successful. [“Terra Nova”]
2077
  • The first known case of Bendii Syndrome is diagnosed on Vulcan. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2078
  • Global political successes by the Optimum Movement again disrupts the still-shaky New United Nations. The Movement collapses soon afterward, however, resulting in a period of international political chaos. [Federation/Speculation]
  • Adrik Thorsen, leader of the Optimum Movement, is badly wounded in a firefight at Battersea Stadium in London. Officially listed as dead, he in fact leaves Earth to pursue his revenge against Zefram Cochrane, who played a key role in the Battersea incident. A deal with the Grigari will transform him into something long-lived but not completely (and ultimately not at all) Human. [Federation]
2079
  • Farscape 1 is launched into orbit of Earth and is swallowed by an unstable wormhole and never seen again. Scientist John Crichton is lost along with his plans for a new hyperspace engine. [STLN]
  • Bonaventure lost on third voyage. [Graham/Mandel Timeline (Modified); “Time Trap”]
  • Earth recovers from a nuclear conflict. This limited nuclear war is the final use of such weapons on the planet Earth. [Star Trek Chronology/“Encounter at Farpoint”/Speculation]
2080’s
  • Colonies established in nearby systems. Plans made for further exploration. [Graham/Mandel Timeline]
2081
  • Following the initial success of the Terra Nova colony, the Terran leadership wishes to send more settlers. The current colonists object strenuously, and several increasingly acrimonious communication exchanges follow. Unbeknownst to Earth, an asteroid strikes the planet at this time, sending a radioactive cloud into the atmosphere and killing all but the very youngest colonists. No further messages are received from the colony, and Earth abandons further attempts to settle the planet. The surviving children on Terra Nova will grow up remembering only the hostility between their “go-befores” and Earth Humans. [“Terra Nova”]
2083
  • The Lor’Vela, the Andorians’ first successful warp-capable vessel, is launched, reaching Cimera III within the year and beginning the Andorians’ role as an interstellar community. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2084
  • Andorian radio signals from 2073 reach Cimera III, re-establishing contact. [Last Unicorn RPG]
  • Warlord Rr’tak’ma creates the short-lived Nausicaan Empire. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2086
  • The Lornack clan on Acamar III begins a bitter blood feud with its rival clan, the Tralestas. [“The Vengeance Factor”/Star Trek Chronology]
  • Trading ships of the Vulcanoid Rigellians (from Rigel V) first encounter Andorian warp ships. [Last UnicornRPG (Modified)]
2088
  • Birth of Harmon Axelrod, first President of the Federation Council [FASA]
2089
  • Earth ships discover an empire of slave worlds dominated by the Vegans, a strange, telepathically-linked race. Earth-Vega War ends the Vegan Tyranny. The defeated Vegans mass-suicide, leaving their homeworld, Vega IX, open for colonization. [Graham/Mandel Timeline]
  • The first of more than 2 centuries of periodic wars begins in the Tabuk Star System. [DC Star Trek #35: “The Tabukan Syndrome”]
  • The British royal family moves out of Buckingham Palace and into more modest lodgings. They continue their ceremonial roles. The Palace will eventually become a public museum. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2090
  • First contact with Tellarites. Admiral Abel Niwen leads the exploratory fleet that reaches 61 Cygni. [Graham/Mandel Timeline/FASA]
2091-2101
  • The Andorian Thalassa colony is re-established. The Trilith VII ruins are explored in a series of expeditions that convinces the Andorians to leave the Trilith System alone. [Last Unicorn RPG (Modified)]
2092
  • Joan-Marie’s Star and the planet Okeanos are discovered by the U.E.S. Hernan de Soto. [From the Depths]
  • The Andor/Rigel trade corridor is first established. [Last Unicorn RPG (Modified)]
  • The Vulcan School of Diplomacy is founded. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2093
  • The people of Coridan first achieve warp capability. [Star Trek: Star Charts]
2094
  • Andorians revisit the ruins of the Quardis II colony. They decide to rebuild the colony. [Last Unicorn RPG]
2097
  • Following the placement of an Andorian military outpost on Weytahn/Paan Mokar, the Vulcans annex the planet and remove the Andorian colonists. Extended conflict between Vulcan and Andor is forestalled by a treaty. The planet is left uninhabited. [“Cease Fire”]
  • Farscape II is launched and it too is lost into an unstable wormhole. The Farscape project is dismantled. [STLN]
  • Humans Uplift apes. The results are disasterous resulting in the deaths of thousands of humans and hundreds of apes. With the aid of Vulcan the uplifted apes are relocated on the jungle planet of Khaheesh. [STLN]

21st century

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