As any good citizen of the Federation knows, today is First Contact Day. First Contact Day is celebrated to honor both the breaking of the warp barrier by Zefram Cochran in his ship called the Phoenix and first open contact between Humans and Vulcans on April 5, 2063 in Bozeman, Montana.

Phoenix Warp Ship - American Slander

The Phoenix on its way to making history.

First Contact was one of the pivotal moments in human history. Humans got to make contact with an alien race, and after they do everything begins to change.

Vulcans Land on Earth - American Slander

Live long and prosper.

It unites humanity in a way no one ever thought possible. When they realize they’re not alone in the universe, poverty, disease, war were all gone within the next fifty years.

Zefram Cochrane Says Thanks - American Slander

Thanks

Be sure to take a moment on this special day to remember that you are not alone in the universe.