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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) was an American organisation dedicated to exploring space. The Doctor had various encounters with NASA.

In the 1980s, the Doctor with Debbie Castle stole a NASA space shuttle. (EDA: Father Time)

In 2003, close to the Agent Yellow crisis, Chris Cwej worked for NASA. (NA: Eternity Weeps)

Around 2006 NASA launched a manned mission to Mars, which was encountered by the Doctor and Peri Brown. (BFA: Red Dawn)

In 2008, it confirmed the existance of liquid water on Mars via its Phoenix probe.[1]

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  1. 2009-11-07, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars - TV Trailer 2. YouTube, accessed on 2009-11-11
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The flag of the United States, circa 2033.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was an agency of the United States government, established in 1958, to be responsible for that nation's civilian space program. Among the founding members was Dr. Archibald Dumont, who worked on NASA's Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. (TOS comic: "Brighter Than a Thousand Suns")

NASA continued to operate into the mid 21st century, occasionally in cooperation with other global agencies. By the early 22nd century, NASA apparently was incorporated into the United Earth Space Probe Agency, which would later become part of the Starfleet of the United Federation of Planets.


Notable missions

Mercury program

Gemini program

Apollo program

The Apollo program was NASA's effort to send men to the moon and bring them safely back to Earth. This goal was achieved with Apollo 11 in 1969.

The Apollo program ultimately landed six crews of two on the moon. Centuries later, Department of Temporal Investigations agent Dulmer proved his superior knowledge of the Apollo program when he won a bet made with his partner, Lucsly. (VOY short story: "Almost... But Not Quite")

Space Transportation System

The STS, or "space shuttle", was Earth's first reusable space vehicle. The Enterprise (OV-101), commissioned in 1976, was the first Earth space vessel to bear the name.

Voyager program

The Voyager program was a series of unmanned probes intended to explore the outer solar system and space beyond. Voyager VI, launched in 1999, later returned to Earth as "V'Ger." (TOS movie: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Ares program

Administrated in conjunction with the International Space Agency, Ares was planned as an international manned mission to Mars. In 2032, Ares IV achieved this goal. (VOY episode: "One Small Step")

It is unclear whether there was an Ares I, II or III, or what were the accomplishments of those prior missions.


Charybdis was the third manned mission of exploration beyond the Sol system, lost in 2037. (TNG episode: "The Royale")

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Kermit at the Johnson Space Center

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program. Established on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act.

In addition to the space program, it is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research. Since February 2006 NASA's self-described mission statement is to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."



  • In 1981, as part of NASA's morning wake-up call tradition, the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia, part of the STS-2 mission, were greeted by Pigs in Space on two consecutive mornings. Specially recorded by the Muppet performers for this occasion, two separate comedy routines were heard, one on the morning of November 13, and another on November 14.[1]
  • In a "Wish You Were Here" segment on Sesame Street, Gabi and Miles take a tour of the Kennedy Space Center. They learn about how rockets are launched into space, along with a group of other kids. Miles works at Mission Control, while Gabi pretends to be an astronaut.
  • Several astronauts or NASA employees have appeared with the Muppets:



  1. Fries, Colin. Chronology of Wake-up Calls, NASA History Office PDF document

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From The Vault

The United States Space Administration (USSA) was the agency of the United States federal government responsible for the administration of the nation's space program in the divergent Fallout universe.

History of the USSA space program

Virgo II Lander

On May 5 1961, Captain Carl Bell of the United States Space Administration (USSA) became the first human in space. This claim was disputed by both the Soviet Union and China. Captain Bell's flight in Space Capsule Defiance 7 lasted twelve minutes and seven seconds, and made a full revolution around the Earth. Bell died when the capsule crashed on its return to Earth.

On July 16, 1969, The Virgo II Lunar Lander Valiant 11 with USSA astronauts Captain Richard Wade, Captain Mark Garris, and Captain Michael Hagen landed on the Moon. The astronauts became the first humans to walk on a celestrial body other than Earth. On November 14, 1969, the Virgo III Lander Valiant 12 also landed on the Moon.

In 2020, the Delta IX Rocket was commissioned by the USSA. The Delta IX Rocket was the last of the manned rockets to the Moon. The longest recorded spaceflight in a rocket of this type was the 17-day Zeus 12 Mission to the moon. Almost 15 years later in 2035, the Delta IX Rocket was converted for U.S. military purposes. The crew and instrument sections were replaced with a nuclear warhead. The last manned mission to the moon, which recovered the Valiant 12 flag from its surface, occured in 2052.

The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

In 2073, the Bloomfield Space Center was in the process of building a rocket that would go to Mars. However, as nuclear proliferation reached an all-time high as tensions mounted around the globe in the midst of the Resource Wars, the U.S. government completed a space station/satellite that housed two-dozen nuclear missiles, each carrying four warheads as a reaction to possible nuclear threats. This orbital station was named the Ballistic Orbital Missile Base, or the B.O.M.B.-001, and it was considered the ultimate offensive weapon by the American military. The only things missing on the station when the Great War began were the main power reactor and the launch instructions and codes for the missiles. However, since all other space and rocket facilities had already used up their resources constructing the missiles for the station and launching the cargo rockets that carried them to the base, the U.S. needed to scramble to get the much needed codes and a power reactor to the station. Their answer was to convert the Mars rocket into the vehicle that would carry the codes and reactor to the base. The conversion started in 2074.

In August 2076, the Hermes–13 space rocket was completed and ready to launch at Bloomfield. Unfortunately, by October 2076, funding for the rocket and the Bloomfield center had to be drastically cut and diverted to the development of Vault technology, thanks in large part to the rising world tensions and the imminent threat of nuclear war between the United States and China. As a result, the launch of the Hermes-13 had to be put on hold. All personnel, except for a skeleton maintenance crew, were reassigned to other locations. Bloomfield, B.O.M.B.-001, and Hermes-13 were essentially mothballed. In November 2076, the Enclave seized control of the Bloomfield Space Center. They knew nuclear war was imminent, so they tried to refit the Hermes-13 and convert it into a vehicle that would take selected personnel (mainly themselves) off-planet, the destination to be determined.

Unfortunately for the Enclave, the nuclear bombs started dropping less than a year later. All Enclave personnel at the space center were either relocated to "hot-spots" or took cover away from Bloomfield. The last people to leave shut down the sub-reactor at Bloomfield and abandoned the facility, letting Hermes-13 and Bloomfield brave the elements of the post-nuclear wasteland.

The Enclave's plan

The U.S. government's real plan to survive a nuclear war was simply to find another planet to live on after having helped to destroy the Earth. A spacecraft designed to ferry the human race to another planet was either under construction or ready to go before the Great War broke out. The plan was for the government to flee to the Enclave's Oil Rig, wait out the conflict and then pack up the populations of the Vaults to head into space. The Vaults were funded by the U.S. government and, accordingly, the government had control over them. Ostensibly, they were intended to allow a selection of privileged United States citizens to survive the Great War. Secretly, however, a large part of the Vault Project (Project Safehouse) had a far more sinister goal.

Any voyage to space would have been very difficult and fraught with unforeseeable complications. Thus, to test the aptitude of the average American person to travel to another planet, many of the Vaults were designed to have some sort of critical flaw. Vault 12, in Bakersfield, California (better known as the Necropolis) after the Great War, had a faulty Vault door that wouldn't close all the way, allowing dangerous radiation from the Wasteland to leak in, leading to the creation of California's ghoul population. Vault 15 was built normally (the rockslide that buried its control centre was accidental), but it was populated with a diverse mix of ethnicities and peoples to see what sort of social tensions arose when people of varied backgrounds were packed into a small, stressful environment.

Eventually, due to either a change of plans by the Enclave's leadership or the spacecraft being destroyed, the Enclave abandoned their initial goal of settling on another planet, and decided to resettle the one they already had.


The USSA is a fictional equivalent of the real-world NASA in the alternate timeline of the Fallout world. It is mentioned only in Fallout 3, even though NASA is mentioned once in Fallout 2 as well. While it doesn't specifically mention the USSA, the space program was a major element of the plot of Van Buren, the canceled Fallout 3 by Black Isle Studios.

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Marvel Database

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