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Luna or Moon was a planetoid that was considered to be a moon of the planet Earth and was inhabited by over 50 million people. (TNG movie: Star Trek: First Contact)

For much of Human history, Luna was referred to simply as "the Moon". This largely ceased in the era of interstellar travel, though many natives still used the archaic name. (DS9 episode: "Valiant")

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.

In Earth slang people who lived on the moon were called "Lunar Schooners". (DS9 episode: "Valiant")


Luna in 2371.

Luna in 2371.

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)

Early Vulcan observers to Earth used Luna as a temporary base. (TOS novel: Prime Directive)

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")

Luna became the site of a UNSF base within 3 years after the founding of the service. (FASA RPG module: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual: Agent's Orientation Sourcebook)

FASA calls it the United Nations Space Forces while the Spaceflight Chronology calls it the United Nations Solar Fleet.

In 2154, Captain Jonathan Archer and Daniels saw an image of Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the Moon in the time stream as the timeline reset itself. (ENT episode: "Storm Front")

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")

In the 23rd century, the capital of Luna was Luna City, and served as the hub of most communications between Earth and the rest of the Sol system. (FASA RPG module: Cadet's Orientation Sourcebook)

In 2266, after a cosmic storm cracked the forward secondary hull, the USS Enterprise put in at the nearest repair base, starship lunar repair base-17, and took R&R on Earth. (TOS comic: "Furlough to Fury")

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 2375, Luna hosted a Starfleet base, Lunar Base 3. (TNG - Tales of the Dominion War short story: "Eleven Hours Out")

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)

Starfleet's Luna-class starships, and the USS Luna, were named for Luna. (TTN novel: Taking Wing, et al)

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)


Luna in 3190.

Bodies of water



Other landmarks



planets visited by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) (2286-2293)
2286 Earthwishing planetRontelmGamma Trianguli VIBriar PatchChristofi IXVulcanSector 9 Romulan colonyMiraudTriaminus IVEndicorOmicron Ceti IVChapin I
2287 Nimbus IIISha Ka ReeNew KetiraSkylord planetCasmus IIIChronian IIINew BrindenTau Gamma IIEarthYkoTemaris IVCetacean Probe homeworldVega IXCalligar homeworld
2288 Uninhabited chroniton-discovery worldDatugadVenusOyoloPavakSumnoClaneia IKarimeaKristenian worldRimborNeedraTyrion Defense ZoneStarbase 29Dinar IVSandar IXLerik IVSkellen IIIHoran systemJavik VIKurat IEarthSigma Iotia II
2289 Arbutus VIIIEarthPilkor IIIMetaga VZuynaPallas 14 star systemTree of Life planetSumellian-adjacent star systemSumellian homeworldDenevaQuatrin AlphaQuatrin Beta
2290 EarthTabuka IIITabuka IVEpsilon KitajStarbase 99 planetArnebius IVAlpha DarwinKondo NebulaMardelvaNirobi IIIThevosCasmus IIILargo star systemTheata LeonisGatewayCalufrax IVBabelGribbin IIBupahr mining colonyGamma KestraNara'GiZantak PrimeKreth
2291 Devidia IVMusgrave IVVarba IIVarnexMestikoTiranaxEarthKaskadia IV
2292 Earthunnamed asteroid belt
2293 Rura PentheKhitomerFaramondVulcanQo'noSPatelvaFreelanPacificaRigel VDuparre Asteroid BeltYquitraYkoEarthAlpha Gederix IVPrestor VSigma Draconis SectorChal

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