4,000,000 BC[edit | edit source]

200,000 BC[edit | edit source]

  • Marak travel the lands in search of conquest. He leads his army to Jalessa's kingdom, where they unite under their courtship.[1][2]

1945[edit | edit source]

  • Birth of Dimitri Moisevich.

1958[edit | edit source]

1969[edit | edit source]

1980[edit | edit source]

1982[edit | edit source]

1986[edit | edit source]

  • Birth of Paul Kreuger.

1992[edit | edit source]

  • Sunday, January 12: Hal 9000 becomes operational in Urbana, Illinois, at the HAL Plant (the University of Illinois' Coordinated Science Laboratory, where the ILLIAC computers were built). (In the novel, it was in 1997.)

1998[edit | edit source]

  • The third Chinese moon expedition.

2001[edit | edit source]

2001 begins the third millennium.

  • February 12: The TMA-1 is extracted from Earth's moon.
  • The first successful voyage to the Jovian system (USA).
  • Thursday, April 12: TMA-2 is discovered.
  • Two astronauts discover ruins on an asteroid. One was killed by a creature, the other was transformed into a New Seed by a Monolith.[3]
  • Space station Liberty is hit by meteors. Everyone escaped except for Herbert Marik, who's taken by a Monolith to live out his life as the ruler of a magnificent kingdom.[2]

2003[edit | edit source]

The Discovery mission ends in 2003.

2006[edit | edit source]

  • TMA-1 is transported to Earth. After intensive US study, it is installed in front of the UN building in NY, in 2006.

2007[edit | edit source]

2010[edit | edit source]

  • Heywood Floyd was asked in 2007, to join a Soviet led expedition to Discovery. Training is for four months,[4] and the journey is two and a half years long.[5]
  • The second successful voyage to the Jovian system (Soviet).

2011[edit | edit source]

  • The Chinese spaceship Tsien arrives to Jupiter ahead of the Leonov. The Tsien lands on Europa to obtain water for fuel. The Chinese discover life on Europa, then the Tsien is destroyed.
  • Jupiter implodes on itself and becomes a mini-sun, called Lucifer.

2015[edit | edit source]

  • The Leonov arrives back to Earth.

2027[edit | edit source]

  • Birth of Chris Floyd, Jr..

2028[edit | edit source]

  • The first major expedition arrives to the moons of Galilei and builds a base on Ganymede.

2031[edit | edit source]

  • The first man lands on Mercury.

2037[edit | edit source]

  • Death of Chris Floyd. After orbiting the moons of Lucifer a fragment of the diamond core of the onetime Jupiter crashes on Europa creating Mount Zeus.

2040[edit | edit source]

  • Astronaut and comic fan Harvey Norton is fatally injured by hostile aliens. As he was succumbing to death, a Monolith changed him into a New Seed.[6][7]

2057[edit | edit source]

  • Rolf van der Berg discovers that Mount Zeus is made of diamond.

2059[edit | edit source]

  • Van der Berg tells his discovery to Paul Kreuger. The communication is eavesdropped on by a third party.

2061[edit | edit source]

  • Heywood Floyd embarks on his second journey to the Jovian system.

Twenty-third century

2304[edit | edit source]

  • An asteroid hits the Atlantic Ocean.

2513 - 2514[edit | edit source]

  • TMA-0 is discovered and unearthed in Africa.

2571[edit | edit source]

  • A tragic expedition to Io.

2970[edit | edit source]

  • Birth of Indra Wallace.

2973[edit | edit source]

  • Birth of Dimitri Chandler.

3001[edit | edit source]

Fan art of 3001 Earth station

3001 begins the fourth millennium.

  • Star City in full operation.
  • Frank Poole is revived with advanced technology, that rejuvenate his preserved cells from the deepfreeze of space.

3031[edit | edit source]

  • Mankind destroys the Monoliths threatening its existence.

20,001[edit | edit source]

  • The lifeforms on the moon Europa evolve into a sentinel species, and develop a primitive (but sophisticated) civilization.

Canon[edit | edit source]

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