Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace. Written by
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The Command Module used as a Mars orbiter ship was called Ares IV or 4. Ironically Ares 1 to X was the first-stage prototype and design concept demonstrator in the Ares 1 program, a launch system for human spaceflight developed by the United States space agency, NASA. Ares I-X was successfully launched on October 28, 2009 and ended same year it is possible that future launches would be Orion or Atlas V rocket based by 2035. See more
In the opening scene, John Kelly seems to be referred by rank twice. The first time, they call him "lieutenant". A few sentences later, they call him "commander". Kelly was the mission commander, holding the rank of lieutenant. Both forms of address are accurate. Whether or not one would be used more than the other is another matter. The rank of Commander is derived from this. See more
Lieutenant John Kelly
I guess this is John Kelly's last flight. This time, I can't blame it on pilot error. This time, no regrets. What I've seen... proves, we were right to come out here. We're not alone. I know that now.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more