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Full Name: Shannon O'Donnell Janeway
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Birthplace: United States of America, Earth
Born: 1958
Affiliation: United States of America
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): Henry Janeway
Children: Several children
Occupation: Engineer
Previous Assignment: Area 51

Shannon O'Donnell Janeway was a human born in 1958 who lived during the 20th and 21st centuries on Earth. She was a distant ancestor of Starfleet Admiral Edward Janeway and his daughters Kathryn and Phoebe. Kathryn Janeway looked at Shannon O'Donnell (or rather, the romanticized tale of O'Donnell passed down through family stories) as a role model.

O'Donnell was a trained engineer and an applicant to NASA's astronaut program. In 1984, she started work at the top secret US Air Force Flight Test Center at Groom Lake, Nevada (colloquially known as "Area 51") under Jeffrey Carlson. Doctor Carlson was continuing his life's work: attempting to decipher the operating principles of an alien spaceship which had crashed near Roswell, New Mexico some four decades earlier. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1, DS9 episode: "Little Green Men")

In 1986, Project F (as Carlson's operation was known) had a burst of activity after Naval Intelligence gave them several devices recovered from an intruder captured aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise while it was docked at Alameda Naval Base. However, before they conducted more than a cursory examination of the devices, O'Donnell encountered a mysterious woman who somehow got past Groom Lake's intense security. After a brief standoff O'Donnell was somehow tranquilized, and after she regained her senses the woman and the devices were gone. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)

By the 1990s O'Donnell was working on the top secret project to develop the DY-100 sleeper ship, working with people such as Dr. Nichols and pilot Shaun Geoffrey Christopher. Roberta Lincoln also provided technical assistance, giving O'Donnell access to technological specifications to help complete the ship. Once the unnamed ship was completed, Lincoln and O'Donnell launched the ship. As instructed, O'Donnell later claimed that she was under Ferengi mind control at the time when questioned about the incident. While no charges were brought up against her, O'Donnell did lose her position at the government lab. When Gary Seven retired, Lincoln took over for Seven, and briefly considered bringing in O'Donnell as her assistant. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)

In late 2000, Shannon O'Donnell convinced Henry Janeway to drop his opposition to the construction of the Millennium Gate in Portage, Indiana, and to close down his bookstore to help make room for the project. The pair fell in love and were married. By the 2050s they had children and grandchildren. A photo was taken at this time, which in 2375 the crew of the USS Voyager discovered and gave to Kathryn Janeway as a gift. (VOY episode: "11:59")



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