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In 2268, Richards beamed down to the war-ravaged capital city of Rudimon as its population began a fledgling peace. She accompanied large numbers of the ship's personnel to help train medical technicians, provide new educational techniques to teachers, and upgrade the city's power plant. While she was assisting, an outdated, underground nuclear engine blew up. Richards was one of 63 Enterprise crew who were killed in the blast.