- For other uses, see Frank.
- See Drake for other articles with titles that contain, either by relationship or by coincidence, this character's surname.
Drake is best known for founding SETI, as well as creating the Drake equation and Arecibo Message.
After Earth Starfleet Captain Erika Hernandez and other Columbia officers stuck on the Caeliar city-ship of Axion were thrown back in time following the cataclysm that destroyed Erigol, Hernandez offered to aid Inyx in the Star Chamber to find a new suitable location for them to settle; she remarked that if the Drake equation was true, there should be millions of Minshara class planets to choose from. (ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)