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Timeline of the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind.

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Space missions


(u.d.) unknown/undefined date
(asm.) assumed date
(ca.) circa, approximately


1936 March 25
Molly Cobb is born. [Citation needed]


Margo Madison is born[4] in Huntsville, Alabama.[5]
1943 mid May
Danielle Poole is born in Memphis, Tennessee. [Citation needed]


1957 October 4
Sputnik 1W is launched.
1958 July 29
NASA is established.



Gordo Stevens first meets Tracy at Gillespie FieldW, California.[8]
Aleida Rosales is born in Parras de la FuenteW, Mexico. [cite]


September 12
John F. Kennedy in a speechW at Rice UniversityW, Houston, promises to bring an American astronaut to the Moon within the decade.


November 10




January 14
Point of Divergence (PoD) of For All Mankind (confirmed by Ronald D. Moore[11]):
Sergei Korolev, the father of the Soviet Space Program survives his surgery. His survival is the Point of Divergence (PoD) where the real and the show's timeline start drifting apart.
March 16
July 14
Kelly Baldwin is born in SaigonW, South Vietnam, as Nguyễn Thị Hạnh.[13]


January 27
Apollo 1 fire. Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee are killed when their command module caught fire during a plugs out test.[14]


Launch of a Soviet N1 rocket. The CIA informed NASA of the event, reporting it as unmanned (with 95% confidence).[14]
January 20
Richard M. Nixon is sworn in as the 37th president of the United States.
June 20(ca.)
Launch of a Soviet N1 rocket. The CIA informed NASA of the event, reporting it as unmanned (with 80% confidence).
June 26
The Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov becomes the first human to land on the Moon.[14]
June 30
Graciana Rosales, the mother of Aleida, dies in Parras de la FuenteW, Mexico.[14]
Newsweek has a cover story on the Moon landing.[S1-note 1] In an interview, Ed Baldwin says "NASA doesn't have guts anymore".[14]
July 16
July 18
Senator Ted Kennedy cancels his participation in a celebration party at Chappaquiddick IslandW and returns to Washington instead.
July 20
Aleida and Octavio Rosales cross the border from Mexico to the USA. Almost at the same time, Apollo 11 reaches the Moon.[14]
July 21
Apollo 11 leaves the Moon.[14]
July 24
Apollo 11 returns to Earth.[14]
The second Soviet mission lands Anastasia Belikova, first woman on the Moon.[14]
September 19
Apollo 12 launch day.[14]



Early autumn
The war in VietnamW has ended at an unspecified date and Nixon expects to run for reelection against Ted Kennedy.
Unsuccessful Soviet Moon landing attempt. An unnamed cosmonaut dies.[15]
October 15
Patty Doyle dies during a training exercise.[16] [S1-note 2]
October 27
NASA presents its first all-female astronaut group, consisting of Ellen Wilson, Molly Cobb, Danielle Poole, and Tracy Stevens. That same day, Molly Cobb swaps Gordo Stevens as LEM pilot for Apollo 15.[15]


October 18
Apollo 15 launches.[17] Molly Cobb becomes the first American woman to launch to space.[15]
October 22
Apollo 15 lands at Shackleton crater, after having decided to change their landing site in search for water on the Moon. Molly Cobb becomes the second woman and first American woman on the Moon.[18]
October 25
Molly Cobb extracts ice from the bottom of the Shackleton crater.[18]
October 29
Apollo 15 splashes down.[19]


Apollo 16 [Citation needed]
April 3
A transport aircraft carrying refugees as a part of Operation BabyliftW crashes in a field in South Vietnam shortly after takeoff. Kelly Baldwin (as Nguyễn Thị Hạnh) is among the 47 children rescued.[20] [S2-note 1]
Apollo 17 launches. [Citation needed]
November 7
President Richard Nixon is defeated by his challenger, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), by a wide margin.
Late 1972
Apollo 18 [Citation needed]


Early 1973
At his first State of the Union address, president Ted Kennedy vows that the Soviet Union will not beat the USA to Mars as they did the Moon.
Apollo 19 [Citation needed]
Apollo 20 [Citation needed]
The Space Shuttle and Sea Dragon programs are approved.
October 12
Jamestown lands at the Shackleton crater, near the Apollo 15 landing site.[18]


The Soviets launch the Zvezda lunar base. N1 transports cargo modules to the Moon.
Apollo 21 (Jamestown 1) becomes the first crew of the Jamestown base.
July 15 [21]
Apollo 22 (Jamestown 2) launches and arrives at Jamestown 3 days later.[S1-note 3]
August 24
The Equal Rights Amendment is ratified as the 27th amendment to the United States ConstitutionW, when the state of Illinois becomes the 37th state to ratify.[22]
Apollo 23 fails to launch, due to an explosion at the launchpad. Though the crew survives, 11 NASA staff at the launchpad are killed, including Gene Kranz.[22]
NASA opens a full investigation into the Apollo 23 explosion.
Late August
Margo Madison becomes flight director. She also starts to mentor Aleida Rosales.
The Apollo 22 crew, stranded due to the Apollo 23 explosion, suspect Soviet activity near their base.
Gordo Stevens begins suffering psychologically from the prolonged duration of their mission.
Early December
Danielle Poole deliberately breaks her arm to provide NASA an excuse to end the mission early.[23]
December 4
Danielle Poole and Gordo Stevens leave Jamestown, leaving Ed Baldwin behind.[24]
December 14
Shane Baldwin suffers an accident, leaving him brain dead. He later dies.[25]
Mid December
Aleida Rosales wins a grand scholarship.[26]
December 24 [27]
Apollo 24 launches to orbit, but fails to complete the TLI burn.[28]
December 26
Apollo 25, initially scheduled to repair a satellite, launches to repair Apollo 24's malfunctioning S-IVB stage.[29]
After repair, Apollo 24's S-IVB does an uncommanded burn, killing Harrison Liu and sending the craft to a trajectory that will miss the Moon.[28]
Late December
NASA janitor Octavio Rosales comes under suspicion by the FBI for alleged communist ties, is questioned and then deported back to Mexico.[28]
Soviet cosmonaut Mikhail Vasiliev is captured by Ed Baldwin in Jamestown.[28]
Ed and Mikhail prepare the LSAM to help Apollo 24 to get into lunar orbit.[30]
Ellen Wilson and Deke Slayton arrive at the Moon's orbit. Deke dies later from internal bleeding, and is buried on the Moon.[30]
Ed Baldwin returns back home alone, aboard the Apollo 24 command module.[30]
Ellen Wilson becomes the new commander and sole inhabitant of Jamestown.[30]


Ed Baldwin becomes Chief of Astronaut Office.[31]
The US' Hermes lander, guided by the orbital observer Hyperion and enveloped in airbags to cushion its landing, touches down on Mars and becomes the first successful landing of a spacecraft on the planet. The lander releases the robotic Sojourner rover which takes the first pictures of Mars' surface ever recorded.[32]


November 2
Governor Ronald Reagan of California narrowly defeats incumbent Ted Kennedy in the 1976 presidential election.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court rules that partially-marked ballots from Ohio can be counted. The resulting 713 additional votes allows Reagan to win Ohio's electoral votes, and thus the presidency.[33]
The Soviets launch the N3 rocket, becoming "the largest rocket ever launched", before the Sea Dragon.
The Outer Space TreatyW is dissolved.


First launch of a Sea Dragon from the Pacific Ocean, carrying over 1 million pounds of building supplies, equipment, and fuel for the Jamestown settlement and its mining operations.[34]


April 3
At the 50th Academy AwardsW in Hollywood, Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third KindW wins the Oscars in all 12 nominated categories, including Best Picture. Star WarsW wins two awards in technical categories, while Woody Allen'sW Annie HallW takes home one award.[35]
Filmmaker Roman Polanski is arrested at the Canadian border while trying to escape sexual abuse chargesW in the US.[36]
September 18
The Camp David meetingW between Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli PM Menachem Begin ends in failure.[37]


The Panamanian president demands that the US relinquish control of the Panama Canal, intensifying the Panama Canal crisis and the general Cold War tensions.[38]
American embassy staff held hostage in Iran are rescued after 92 days in captivity, as part of a military rescue operation ordered by President Reagan. 6 hostages and 3 US soldiers are killed in the rescue.[39]
March 28
The reactor at Three Mile IslandW avoids nuclear meltdown, thanks to technology first developed for Jamestown.[40]
December 25
Soviets withdraw military forcesW from the Afghan border, related to the reprioritization of the Space Race.[41]



February 22
In the 1980 Winter Olympics, the US men's ice hockey team loses to the Soviet UnionW, with a score of 3-10.[42]
March 8
Bob DylanW has a livconcert in Austin, Texas. Danny Stevens & Lisa Martinelli have tickets for the event.[43]
Communist Poland cracks down on the SolidarityW trade union, arresting its leaders in GdańskW.
October 7
Soviets expand their Zvezda lunar base.[44]
October 8
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat survives an assassination attemptW.[45]
November 4
President Ronald Reagan wins his second term with a narrow margin of victory.[46]
December 8
Former BeatlesW member and superstar solo artist John Lennon survives an assassination attempt in New York City.[47] [48]


Ronald Reagan names Sandra Day O'Connor to the US Supreme Court.[49]
President Reagan fires striking air traffic controllersW.[51]
August 15
NASA prepares for its first Space Shuttle launch.[53]
(some time later)
The US military flies its own Space Shuttles.[54]
September 12
Ronald Reagan refuses to bail out the Chrysler CorporationW.[55]


NASA sends the first Space Shuttle to the Moon.[36]
Berlin Crisis - Fire is exchanged in West BerlinW after a East GermanW tank pursues an East German couple attempting to flee East Berlin. The US raises its defense readiness to DEFCON 4.[56]
NASA finds a flaw in their Space Shuttle design with the O-ring seals of the SRBs on Challenger, which could cause the booster to explode if not taken care of.[13]


Electric vehicles built with battery technology derived from NASA innovation, with a 60 mile range, are commercially available.[7]
May 21
A solar stormW forces the crew of Jamestown to evacuate to safety. However two astronauts were exposed to high doses of solar radiationW.[7]
May 22
The USA proposes a joint mission between NASA and the Soviet Space Program.[57]
Early June
Lunar mining site 357 Bravo is taken by Soviet cosmonauts.[58]
June 17
Ed Baldwin steps down as Chief of the Astronaut Office, letting Molly Cobb take his place. She will start on June 27.[59]
June 23
June 24
The Soviets accept the proposal of a handshake in space.[59]
As Ed's last action as Chief of Astronaut Office, he assigns Danielle Poole as commander of that mission.[59]
July 1
Aleida Rosales starts working at JSC.[60]
Mid August
Moon Marines arrive at Jamestown.[60]
2nd half of August
The Soviet Apollo-Soyuz delegation arrives in Houston.[61]
Sea Dragon 16 lauches, carrying nuclear fuel for the US Moon base.[61]
End of August
Danielle Poole and Nathan Morrison arrive in Star City.[61]
September 1
Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down over SakhalinW by Soviet Air ForceW, killing everyone aboard, including NASA Administrator Thomas Paine.[13]
Early September
Ellen Wilson becomes acting administrator of NASA after Paine's death.[13]
After the KAL-007 incident, Danielle and Nathan are locked to their rooms in Star City. Danielle is later visited by Soviet chief engineer Sergei Korolev.[13]
September 16
(+/- 1 day) Moon Marines take back mining site 357 Bravo.[62]
16-19 September
Space Shuttle Columbia launches for Jamestown 91, including Gordo Stevens.[12]
New shuttle Pathfinder is armed with missiles.[12]
Moon Marines shoot two cosmonauts, one of them dies on site.[12]
The Soviets launch their space shuttle called Buran.[63]
Pathfinder launches on a mission to protect Sea Dragon 17.[63]
September 19
US and Soviet astronauts engage in an armed standoff at Jamestown base.[64]
Apollo 75 and Soyuz launch for the Apollo-Soyuz mission.[63]
Danielle Poole and Stepan Alexseev of Apollo-Soyuz shake hands in space, which defuses US-Soviet political tensions.[20]
Ed Baldwin fires a missile on Sea Dragon 17. Its explosion is later blamed on faulty wiring, putting a pause to Sea Dragon production.[20]
Gordo and Tracy Stevens die at Jamestown after preventing a nuclear meltdown.[20] [65]
The United States begin an investigation into the Jamestown incident, in the form of the Rogers CommissionW.


The Rogers CommissionW finalises its report to the Attorney General, finding that Soviet gunfire damaged the Jamestown reactor, while covering up the second reactor for weapons grade plutonium manufacturing.[66]
President Reagan and Premier Andropov sign a lunar peace treaty dividing the Moon into US and Soviet zones.[67] [66]
June 19
Basketball player Michael Jordan is drafted by the Portland Trail BlazersW as the first overall pick.[68]
October 12
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is assassinated by the Irish Republican ArmyW in the Brighton hotel bombingW. Five others are killed, including MP Anthony Berry. Irish president Éamon de Valera condemns the bombing.[68] [S3-note 1]
November 6
Senator Gary Hart (D-CO) wins the US presidential election against Vice President Richard Schweiker (R-PA).


During a conference of computer scientists in DavosW, Switzerland, internet rights activist Tim Berners-Lee criticizes the US government for their continuing block of the public internet.[69]


March 17
Polaris Space Tours, a space tourism company founded by Sam Cleveland and Karen Baldwin, unveiled their space plane Polaris 1, which will carry paying customers to LEO starting in 1987.[70] [71]
March 26
Mikhail Gorbachev becomes premier of the USSR. He capitalizes on vibrant Soviet economy to gain Soviet influence and allies abroad.[72]
June 22
England defeats Argentina in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finalW, after a goal by Argentine player Diego Maradona (The hand of GodW) is cancelled and becomes known as "Foul of the century".[73]
Dev Ayesa and Richard Hilliard develop the first successful nuclear fusion reactorW.[74] [75]
Ellen Wilson runs for the United States SenateW in Texas as a Republican.
India, Turkey, China, and several European nations launch their own space stations.[70]


April 16
Dev Ayesa's company Helios Aerospace wins NASA contract to mine lunar deposits of Helium-3.[76] [75]
June 16
Chinese Premier Deng XiaopingW vows that China will have "lunar parity" with the US and USSR by 1990".[77]
China opens its first lunar base.[77]
The BeatlesW kick off a reunion tour in Chicago, the first time performing together in the US since 1966.
US intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is convicted of spying for Israel.


Arnoldo Martinez VerdugoW becomes Mexico's first Marxist president, defeating Manuel ClouthierW (PANW). This victory helps Soviet influence expand further into Latin America.[78] [S3-note 2]
In response, the US Senate approves a resolution to protect the southern border with Mexico, with 44 Republicans and 5 Democrats in favor.
November 8
President Gary Hart wins landslide re-election against Republican challenger Pat Robertson.[68]
October 15
NASA launches the Thomas Paine Space Telescope[79] (date not confirmed, only that it was before 1989).


September 20
Scientist James Hansen testifies that global warmingW has slowed due to reduced carbon emissions, thanks to humanity's shift from fossil fuels to nuclear fusionW technology.[80]



Once again, a North Korean rocket has exploded in Earth's orbit, stoking the fear that the regime is developing long range missile capabilities covered by its Space Program.[81]
The movie Love in the Skies comes out, starring Dennis Quaid as Gordo Stevens and Meg Ryan as Tracy Stevens.[68]
November 7
East GermanyW celebrates the anniversary of the October RevolutionW.[82]
Real estate mogul Donald Trump travels to Moscow where he meets Mikhail Gorbachev in hope to build luxury-style condominiums.[83]
Astronaut Danny Stevens, son of Gordo and Tracy Stevens, arrives at Jamestown lunar base.[68]
President Hart declines to defend KuwaitW after IraqW invadesW its territory.[84] [68]
NASA unveils plans for Sojourner 1 spacecraft for the first mission to Mars.[68]


Senator Ellen Wilson (R-TX) announces her presidential bid.


Governor Bill Clinton (D-AR) wins Democratic presidential primary.
July 17
The North Korea space program launches a rocket which explodes in orbit, causing a debris cloud.
The Polaris Orbital Hotel operated by Polaris Space Tours hosts the wedding of Danny Stevens as its soft opening. Among the guests are Ed Baldwin and Danielle Poole.
Space debrisW from the North Korean rocket hits the Polaris station, resulting in a disaster.[85]
(some time later)
The Polaris station, along with the parent company and its shuttles, is purchased by Helios Aerospace as a major component of their spacecraft Phoenix.[86]
Danielle Poole is offered the position of commander for the Sojourner-1 mission to Mars.[86]
Edward Baldwin is offered the role of mission commander for the Helios Mars mission.[86]
The Helios mission is announced during a press conference, along with the launch date of 1994 (two years earlier than the planned US and Soviet missions) and the fact that ex-NASA astronaut Ed Baldwin would be commanding the mission. As such, the two national Mars missions are rescheduled to compete with Helios.[86]
November 3
Senator Ellen Wilson (R-TX) defeats Gov. Bill Clinton and becomes America's first woman president.


Using Venus for a swing-by maneuvreW, a support mission containing supplies for the Sojourner-1 mission is launched.[9]


March 17
Avery Stevens is born in Houston.[87]
North Korea launches a secretly manned mission to Mars.[88]
NASA launches its Sojourner 1 mission to Mars, slated to last two years.[9]
Roscosmos launches its Mars-94 mission to Mars.[9]
Mars-94's engines fail when they push them too hard in order to compete. Sojourner 1 has to undertake a rescue mission. 2 astronauts and 1 cosmonaut die.[88]


February 8
The North Korean crewed capsule crash-lands on Mars, killing cosmonaut Park Chol within. The survivor, Lieutenant Colonel Lee Jung-Gil becomes the first man on Mars.[89]
Mid February
Due to dust storms on Mars, Sojourner 1 is able to reach Mars before the Helios crew can land. Due to this, Sojourner commander Danielle Poole and Mars-94 commander Grigory Kuznetsov become supposedly the joint first humans to step foot on Mars.[90]
Helios Mars base and Happy Valley Base are established on Mars.[91]
Early April
On Mars, the Helios drill causes a landslide during an attempt to find water, killing several people.[92]
Kelly Baldwin becomes the first pregnant woman on Mars.
A five month excavation is undertaken by the joint US, USSR, and Helios crews to recover the MSAM buried by the landslide.[93]
September 3 [94]
President Ellen Wilson comes out as gay, making her the first openly gay president of the United States.[93]
In an attempt to restore the MSAM, Poole and Kuznetsov undertake a journey to salvage the North Korean lander, discovering it to be manned by Lee Jung-Gil, who is forcibly retrieved and brought to Happy Valley.[95]
September 4 [96]
The JSC is destroyed in a bombing, killing Karen Baldwin, Molly Cobb and multiple others.[89]
(soon after)
Due to the reveal of his role in the destruction of the Helios drill, Danny Stevens is sent to live in the North Korean capsule in exile.[89]
October 1(asm.)
The JSC is renamed to Molly Cobb Space Center in honor of her bravery after the bombing, wherein she repeatedly re-entered to save multiple people.[89] [S3-note 3]


Danny Stevens commits suicide on Mars during his exile.[97]
November 5
Ellen Wilson surprisingly wins re-election.[98]


January 20
Ellen Wilson is sworn in for her second term. At her inauguration, Pam Horton is on her side.[99]
July 2
China gets back control over Hong Kong.[101]
September 27
Baseball's Seattle MarinersW clinch the American League West division title, thanks to a three-run home run from former basketball player Michael Jordan.[102]


The trial of the JSC bombing is held.[103]
Hillary Clinton files for divorce from ex-governor Bill Clinton.[104]


March 7
Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick dies at age 70. His last film, A.I. Artificial IntelligenceW, is released posthumously the next month.[102]
30 years after the legendary Woodstock festivalW, Woodstock 99 takes place.[105]
Helios' new spaceship Unity takes Mars speed record from Sojourner-3, thanks to a new engine developed by the company.[106]
November 2
Harvey Weinstein is charged with sexual assault.[107]
October 1
Moon miners go on strike. The strike goes on for at least over one week.[108]
October 8
John F. Kennedy Jr. kicks off senate run.[109]



January 1
The Year 2000 bugW leads to worldwide computer problems and knocks out the computers on the International Space Port.[110]
Former Helios CEO Dev Ayesa starts a new robotics company.[111]
March 8
Senator Al Gore gets massive comeback on Super TuesdayW.[112]
November 7


Ellen Wilson and Pam Horton get married in Houston.[102] [S4-note 1]


February 3
US president Al Gore declares the Cold War as being over.[115]


March 17 [116]
The M-7 Alliance prepares for their first asteroid capture mission, trying to tow asteroid XF Kronos towards Mars' orbit for later mining.[117]
Soviet cosmonaut Grigory Kuznetsov becomes the first human to step foot on an asteroid.[117]
Miles Dale, a former oil rig worker, decides to apply for a job on the Moon. He is accepted, but gets a job on Mars instead.[117]
Avery Stevens celebrates her 9th birthday. Among the guests are Danielle Poole and her husband Corey.[117]
The asteroid mission fails terribly, leading to the deaths of Grigory Kuznetsov and Helios space worker Tom Parker.[117]
The M-7 stop the Asteroid Capture Program until further investigation of the incident. Happy Valley commander George Peters is relieved of duty.[117]
After hearing from the asteroid tragedy, Margo Madison, now living in Moscow, visits Roscosmos to talk to director Catiche, but is rejected by an official.[117]
(some time later)
Danielle Poole and Miles Dale depart Earth for Mars aboard the spaceship Unity.[117]
Politburo member Fyodor Korzhenko seizes power over the Soviet Union by a coup d'état, terminating the presidency of Mikhail Gorbachev.[118][119]
July 2
The Thomas Paine Space Telescope discovers an asteroid decayed from a Jovian trojan orbit. The object gets the designation 2003LC.[97]
The civil war in Saudi Arabia continues to rage. A car bomb exploded in the Kingdom CenterW tower in RiyadhW.[120]
October 7
November 7(asm.)
The Houston Sentinel publishes information regarding NASA allowing the abuse of detainees on Mars.[122] [S4-note 2]



A large mining facility known as Kuznetsov Station exists on the surface of the asteroid Goldilocks.

Notes & discrepancies[]

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Season 1[]

  1. Newsweek publication date:
    There is a discrepancy with the date of the Newsweek edition lying on Deke Slayton's desk.
    The edition is dated "July 29, 1969" (→ Screenshot), which is not possible as that episode (1x01) ends on July 20 with Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. It could have been meant to be "June 29" instead of July, however that would be a Sunday. More likely, it should be "June 30", which would correspond with the real life release day of Newsweek during that era, Mondays, and would also fit best into the episode's time flow.
    In the episode's timeline, Deke's presentation of the article to Ed seemingly happened on July 1, after June 30 (dead of Aleida's mother, seen at 24:32) but before July 2 (14 days to Apollo 11 launch, seen at 34:52 and said at 37:26).

  2. Patty Doyle death date:
    Day 200 of the ASCAN program may be either on Oct. 15 or Oct. 21, depending on what holidays are excluded (national only or also state holidays). Although both would be possible in the time flow of the episode, the former makes a little more sense as it leaves 8 days between Patty's funeral (4 days after her death) and Deke's press conference presenting 4 female astronauts on Oct. 27, instead of only 2.
    Date calculations:
  3. Apollo 22 launch:
    Apollo 22 launch happened off-screen during a timejump.

Season 2[]

  1. Kelly Baldwin's past:
    There is some discrepancy about Kelly's past. In reality, that plane accidentW happened on April 4 (or 3 or 5, depending on source) 1975. It seems implausible that the exact same accident with the same type of plane happened at the same date, but 3 years earlier.
    Also, as told in 2x06, Ed & Karen saw a report on TV about "Operation Babylift" and the Vietnamese children brought to the US. This happened some months after Shane died in December 1974. This would again imply that "Operation Babylift" happened in 1975, like in reality (although the war was over for 5 years at that time).

  2. 2.0 2.1 Time passing between 2x07 and 2x10:
    There are problems with the dates and duration of the events of the last 3 episodes of season 2.
    In episode 2x07, Kelly receives a letter from Vietnam which is stamped on September 14, 1983. Assuming that it takes a day or two for it to arrive in Houston, that makes that day approx. Sep 16, +/- 1 day, which also makes sense in the time flow of the last episodes. The date on the Memorial of Gordo and Tracy Stevens in season 3 says they died on September 19. This would mean that everything whithin episodes 2x08 to 2x10 happened during 3-4 days, which is impossible. While everything in 2x10 happened during only a few hours, the events seen in 2x08 and 2x09 take at least 8, more likely up to 12 days.
    This is what happens in the show's timeline between September 16 and 19:
    • 207:
      • Moon Marines take back mining site 357 Bravo.
    • 208:
      • Soviets delay their Buran launch, wheeling it back into maintenance building for repairs.
      • Margo asks to contact Sergei to get him and his team back to Houston to finalize the project.
      • Launch of Columbia (with Gordo), flight to the Moon (~3 days).
      • Installation of missiles to Pathfinder (decision to do so was made after the Columbia launch).
      • Gordo arrives at Jamestown.
      • Sergei Nikulov returns from Moscow to Houston. He and Margo still work on the details for Apollo-Soyuz.
      • Moon Marines shoot 2 cosmonauts. This happens 1 day after Gordo arrived.
    • 209:
      • After the shooting of the cosmonauts, the Soviets announce to blockade Sea Dragen 17 reaching the Moon.
      • Soviets launch their Buran shuttle, which docks at MIR for some hours, then heads for the Moon.
      • After this, Pathfinder launch is moved forward. It will launch 2 days later, together with Sea Dragon.
      • Soviets come to Jamestown to get their shot comrades.
      • Sea Dragon 17 & Pathfinder launch and fly to the Moon (~3 days).
      • Sergei returns to Moscow.
      • Apollo 75 & Soyuz launch into orbit.
      • Soviet cosmonauts attack Jamestown.
    • 210:
      • Sea Dragon & Pathfinder arrive at the Moon. Later, Ed shoots down Sea Dragon.
      • Jamestown is occupied, battles are fought.
      • Gordo & Tracy save the base and die.
    Even though some of those events happen contemporaneous, the events of 2x08 take at least 4-5 days, and those of 2x09 5-6 days.
    Therefore, the death date of Gordo & Tracy on their memorial seems to be wrong.

Season 3[]

  1. Thatcher assassination:
    In reality, Éamon de Valera was president of Ireland until 1973 and died in 1975 at the age of 92, making his survival as a result of changes to the timeline very unlikely.
    The real world president of Ireland during that period was Patrick HilleryW.

  2. Mexican election:
    There is a discrepancy between the article shown in the beginning of episode 3x01 and the Apple TV+ Bonus Video covering the years 1984-1992. While in said article the victory of Arnoldo Martínez VerdugoW in Mexico is dated with April 17, 1986, in the bonus video it is said to have happened in 1988. Since the rise of more communist countries was driven by the policy of new Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who took office in 1986, just 2 weeks before that article's date, it is most likely that 1988 is the correct year of this event.

  3. JSC renaming - newspaper publication date:
    Only a partial date could be seen on screen ("...ber 1, 1995" → Screenshot), but it can be assumed that this was on October 1, as the bombing occured on Sept. 4 and roses are still blooming in Sergei's garden.

Season 4[]

  1. Wedding of Ellen & Pam:
    There is some discrepancy with the date shown on the newspaper in the press reel of the first episode of season 4 reporting about the wedding of Ellen and Pam. The newspaper is dated with "Wednesday, June 15, 2001", and the article says they married on Friday. They show an image of the wedding, so this article came out some days after the wedding.
    However, 15 June 2001 was not a Wednesday, but a Friday. Therefore, the exact wedding date stays unclear.

  2. Houston Sentinel publication date:
    Only a partial date could be seen on screen ("...ember 7, 2003" → Screenshot), however December 7th 2003 fell on a Sunday while November 7th 2003 was on a Friday. Usually, smaller newspapers would not publish a Sunday edition while those with higher circulation would publish a larger edition with additional sections. The newspaper seen on screen was of a typical size and Eli Hobson was reading it in his office which suggests this occured on Friday November 7th, 2003.


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  1. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" → Screenshot
  2. Karen died in 1995 at age 63, according an interview with Shantel Vansanten Icon-offsite-link on
  3. Season 2, Episode 10: "The Grey" → Screenshot
  4. Icon-youtube-64x64  Big Gold Belt Media: Wrenn Schmidt Interview on YouTube (archived 2024-01-14)
  5. Season 1, Episode 2: "He Built the Saturn V"
  6. Celebrating her 40th birthday in mid May 1983
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing"
  8. Season 1, Episode 3: "Nixon's Women"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Season 3, Episode 3: "All In"
  10. Season 1, Episode 5: "Into the Abyss" (@ 37:50)
  11. Icon-collider-64x64 Ronald D. Moore interview (April 2021)(archived 2022-10-18)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Season 2, Episode 8: "And Here's to You"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Season 2, Episode 7: "Don't Be Cruel"
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 Season 1, Episode 1: "Red Moon"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Season 1, Episode 4: "Prime Crew"
  16. On day 200 of the ASCAN program, which started on Jan. 6 → Season 1, Episode 3: "Nixon's Women", at 57:40
  17. Date on t-shirtSeason 1, Episode 4: "Prime Crew", at 56:34.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Season 1, Episode 5: "Into the Abyss"
  19. Launched on Oct. 18 + 11 days (3 days on the Moon + 2 x 4 days flight)
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Season 2, Episode 10: "The Grey"
  21. Gordo & Danielle left on Dec. 4 (1x07 51:22), Gordo was away from home for 145 days (1x08 12:30), minus 3 days Moon-Earth; Dec. 4 - 142 days → July 15
  22. 22.0 22.1 Season 1, Episode 6: "Home Again"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Season 1, Episode 7: "Hi Bob"
  24. Season 1, Episode 7: "Hi Bob" (51:22)
  25. 10 days after Gordo & Danielle left Jamestown (1x07 51:22 + 54:04)
  26. Season 1, Episode 8: "Rupture"
  27. Apollo 22 launched on July 15 and landed 3 days later on Juy 18. On 24's launch day, Ed was stranded on the Moon for 159 days (1x09 00:25). July 18 + 159 days → Dec. 24
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Season 1, Episode 9: "Bent Bird"
  29. 2 days after Apollo 24 launch, Season 1, Episode 9: "Bent Bird"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 30.3 Season 1, Episode 10: "A City Upon a Hill"
  31. Ed resigns from AO on 24 June 1983, after serving for 9 yrs. → Season 2, Episode 4: "Pathfinder"
  32. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Mars Landing (1975)
  33. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Reagan Defeats Kennedy (1976)
  34. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Sea Dragon Launch (1977)
  35. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Space Sweeps Hollywood (1978)
  36. 36.0 36.1 Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)
  37. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  38. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Panama Canal Control (1979)
  39. File:FAM 201 PR 01.42 Hostages rescued Tehran.png
  40. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  41. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  42. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  43. Time Capsule iOS app → Screenshot
  44. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  45. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  46. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  47. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Lennon Line (1980)
  48. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  49. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  50. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  51. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  52. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  53. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  54. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Military Shuttle Launch (1981)
  55. Season 2, Episode 1: "Every Little Thing" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  56. Bonus Video: One Giant Leap: 1975-1982 - Berlin crisis (1982)
  57. Season 2, Episode 2: "The Bleeding Edge"
  58. Season 2, Episode 3: "Rules of Engagement"
  59. 59.0 59.1 59.2 59.3 Season 2, Episode 4: "Pathfinder"
  60. 60.0 60.1 Season 2, Episode 5: "The Weight"
  61. 61.0 61.1 61.2 Season 2, Episode 6: "Best Laid Plans"
  62. Date on stamps of Kelly's letter from Vietnam (14.9.1983) + some days → Season 2, Episode 7: "Don't Be Cruel"
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 Season 2, Episode 9: "Triage"
  64. Season 2 (Episodes 9 + 10)
  65. 65.0 65.1 Season 3, Episode 3: "All In" (Date on memorial)Screenshot
  66. 66.0 66.1 Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - The Rogers Report (1984)
  67. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot-1 / Screenshot-2
  68. 68.0 68.1 68.2 68.3 68.4 68.5 68.6 Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)
  69. Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - Internet Accessibility (1985)
  70. 70.0 70.1 Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - Polaris Space Tours (1986)
  71. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  72. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  73. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  74. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  75. 75.0 75.1 Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - Clean Nuclear Energy (1987)
  76. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  77. 77.0 77.1 Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  78. Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - Mexico's New President (1988)
  79. Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - Pathfinder Tragedy (1989)
  80. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot-1 / Screenshot-2
  81. Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - North Korean Launch (1990)
  82. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  83. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  84. Bonus Video: Another Giant Leap: 1984-1992 - Kuwait Invasion (1991)
  85. Season 3, Episode 1: "Polaris"
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 86.3 Season 3, Episode 2: "Game Changer"
  87. 9th birthday in 2003 → Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Newspaper date @ 15:03)Screenshot
  88. 88.0 88.1 Season 3, Episode 4: "Happy Valley"
  89. 89.0 89.1 89.2 89.3 Season 3, Episode 10: "Stranger in a Strange Land"
  90. Season 3, Episode 5: "Seven Minutes of Terror"
  91. Season 3, Episode 6: "New Eden"
  92. Season 3, Episode 7: "Bring It Down"
  93. 93.0 93.1 Season 3, Episode 9: "Coming Home"
  94. Season 3, Episode 10: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1 day before the bombing of JSC)
  95. Season 3 (Episodes 9 + 10)
  96. Season 3, Episode 10: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (Newspaper date at 11:15)
  97. 97.0 97.1 Season 4, Episode 5: "Goldilocks"
  98. Bonus Video: Leap Into a New Millenium: 1996-2001 - Wilson wins re-election (1996)
  99. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  100. Bonus Video: Leap Into a New Millenium: 1996-2001 - The Mars-7 Alliance (1997)
  101. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  102. 102.0 102.1 102.2 102.3 Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)
  103. Bonus Video: Leap Into a New Millenium: 1996-2001 - JSC Bombing Trial (1998)
  104. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  105. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  106. Bonus Video: Leap Into a New Millenium: 1996-2001 - A Game Changing Engine (1999)
  107. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  108. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  109. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  110. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  111. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  112. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  113. Bonus Video: Leap Into a New Millenium: 1996-2001 - Election Night (2000)
  114. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  115. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Press review intro)Screenshot
  116. Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost" (Newspaper date @ 15:03)Screenshot
  117. 117.0 117.1 117.2 117.3 117.4 117.5 117.6 117.7 Season 4, Episode 1: "Glasnost"
  118. Season 4, Episode 2: "Have A Nice Sol"
  119. Season 4, Episode 3: "The Bear Hug"
  120. Season 4, Episode 7: "Crossing The Line"
  121. Season 4, Episode 10: "Perestroika" → Screenshot
  122. Season 4, Episode 10: "Perestroika"