• 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).


2001 begins the third millenium.

A space odyssey discovery

The Discovery mission ends in 2001.

  • The first successful voyage to the Jovian system (USA).
  • TMA-2 is discovered.
  • Discovery is lost, and its crew is killed or missing.
  • The USAA is disolved and absorbed into the NCA, National Council of Astronautics.
  • The TMA-1 is extracted from Earth's moon, and is transported to Earth. After intensive US study, it is installed in front of the UN building in NY, in 2006.


  • Heywood Floyd was asked in 2007, to join a Soviet led expedition to Discovery. Training is for four months,[1] and the journey is two and a half years long.[2]
  • The second successful voyage to the Jovian system (Soviet).
  • Jupiter implodes on itself and becomes a mini-sun, called Lucifer.


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



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.


  1. 2010 Screenplay, p. 22
  2. 2010 Screenplay, p. 23
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