- For other uses, see Alpha.
During the 23rd century, Dr. Matthew Blumberg conducted an archaeological expedition to the planet and discovered artifacts that pointed to an ancient civilization having inhabited the planet at some time. In honor of his discovery of the artifacts on Alpha Prime XII and Minox IX, the race were named the Blumbergs. (TOS novel: The Captain's Daughter)
In the Kelvin timeline, the Starfleet's new Aegis-class cruiser USS Aegis began its shakedown cruise at Alpha Prime. The captain was new to the crew and the ship's controls. The Aegis maneuvered away from Alpha Prime, past the moon towards the system's debris cloud. Following those maneuvers at impulse speed, the Aegis warped to Beta Prime. (TOS video game: Bridge Crew mission: "Prologue: Shakedown")