|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
The first manned Human landing took place in 1969 by a NASA' mission initiated by the Earth nation-state of the "United States of America." In the late 21st century, the Lunar colonies were founded. People who live in those colonies, even by the 24th century, still refer to Luna as "the Moon", though outsiders are often surprised by this. In the 24th century, there are over 50 million people living on the Moon. In Earth slang, people who lived on the moon were called "Lunar schooners." The occupants of Luna were aware of this, but did not use the term themselves.
As a major Human settlement, Luna falls under Federation jurisdiction and protection.
The Moon is about one sixth of the Earth in mass. It is tidally locked, which means one side always faces the Earth.
Amongst the Moon's most striking features are the maria, vast dark and flat plains formed by basaltic upwelling or lava flows. In one such mare, Mare Tranquillitatis, or the "Sea of Tranquility", lies the site of the first Human landing on the Moon, Tranquility Base.
In the 24th century, the Moon possesses a lake, called Lake Armstrong, visible from Earth.
- Copernicus Ship Yards
- Lunar colonies
- The "Vulcanis Lunar Colony" is presumably not located on a moon of Vulcan, as it does not have any moons. Given its name, it may be on Luna.