Luna in 2371.
|Alternate name(s):||The Moon|
|Affiliation:||United Earth Lunar Colonies, United Federation of Planets|
|Location:||In orbit of Earth, Sol system|
Luna in 2409.
- The TOS novel: Spock's World identifies Luna as the second member of a binary planet system with Earth, rather than simply being a moon.
- The Last Unicorn RPG module: A Cadet's Guide to Sector 001 Earth gives Luna's classification as class F.
A million or more years before human history had begun, Luna served as a base for an unknown space-travelling race who conducted genetic experiments with Earth's early life forms. (TOS novelization: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
In 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first Humans to walk on the surface of an alien world when they landed at Tranquility Base (VOY video game: Elite Force). See also: Apollo 11.
By 1972, a base had built on the dark side of the moon. The base was top-secret so it was not public knowledge and was used to test a new Nuclear fission-based transportation system. The Apollo X mission launched from Luna. (TOS comic: "Lost Apollo, Part 2")
In the purges that followed the Eugenics Wars, many of the offspring of Khan Noonien Singh's augmented followers secretly resettled areas like Luna, Alaska, Mars, and the Sahara Reclamation Zone, where life was hard enough to ensure few people asked probing questions. (TNG novel: Infiltrator)
By 2155, Luna was the location of a great many mining facilities. It was also the primary nexus of the Terra Prime terrorist movement, whose leader, John Frederick Paxton, operated many of these mining operations. That year, Luna was fired upon by Terra Prime to demonstrate to the government of United Earth what they could do if they used their weapons on United Earth Starfleet Headquarters in the capital of San Francisco. (ENT episode: "Demons")
The Apollo 11 400th anniversary was celebrated on 20 July 2369 with the recreation of the original 1969 Apollo 11 mission. The Eagle module landed one kilometer from Tranquility Base, observed by over one hundred thousand spectators in a specially built pressurized amphitheater. (Star Trek Magazine Issue 162: "Blast Off!")
By 2373, Luna was inhabited by over 50 million people, with such colonies as New Berlin, Tycho City, and Lake Armstrong found on its pressurized surface. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Enterprise) Luna was not terraformed; rather, the Lunar Colonies were established and maintained beneath pressurized domes. Some Luna inhabitants enjoyed leaving the domed settlements in environmental suits to visit preserved sites such as Tranquility Base. (DS9 episode: "Valiant") Politically, it was a subdivision of United Earth. (ST reference: Star Charts)
In 2376, Robin Rusconi of the USS da Vinci had a bizarre experience with an interdimensional portal located on Luna. (SCE eBook: Breakdowns) That year, Luna was listed as the host location of a current or past marathon. (ST - New Worlds, New Civilizations short story: "The Footfalls of Tradition")
Federation President Min Zife attended a diplomatic reception held on Luna in late 2379, shortly before his resignation. The reception was attended by such officials as the Ferengi, Gorn, Romulan, and Klingon ambassadors to the Federation, in addition to many members of the Federation Council. (TNG - A Time to... novel: A Time to Heal)
Later that year, the first presidential candidate debate between Arafel Pagro and Nanietta Bacco was held in the Collins Amphitheatre on Luna. Pagro went into the debate far ahead in the popular opinion polls, but it was as a result of this debate that Bacco began her climb that eventually led her to victory. (TNG - A Time to... novel: A Time for War, A Time for Peace)
In 2381, Luna was amongst the worlds targeted for extermination during the Borg Invasion, but was miraculously saved, along with the rest of the Sol system, mere moments before orbital bombardment would have begun. (ST - Destiny novel: Lost Souls)
Bodies of waterEdit
- Armstrong Center
- Armstrong City
- Copernicus City
- Luna City
- Lunar One Colony
- New Berlin
- New Chicago
- Tycho City