|years:||1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
|decades:||1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s|
|centuries:||19th century - 20th century - 21st century|
- October 4 : The launch of the artificial satellite Sputnik 1, by the U.S.S.R., marks the birth of the space age for Humanity.
- A Vulcan ship was sent to investigate the launch of Sputnik 1. However, due to its malfunctioning impulse manifold, the ship was forced to make a crash-landing near Carbon Creek, Pennsylvania. This lead to the Vulcans' unofficial first contact with Humans. Official first contact between the two species would not take place until April 5, 2063.
Promotions and Transfers
Births and Deaths
References and Notes
|Enterprise||October to December 1957||episode|
|From History's Shadow
|The Original Series||November 10 to November 11, 1957||novel|