The Babylon Project

This is a list of events that occurred in the 2240s:



  • Less than a year after making fighter pilot, Jeffery Sinclair is promoted to squadron leader.
  • Catherine Sakai enters Earthforce Academy.[3]
  • Michael Garibaldi works in Earthforce Security for the ice-mining operation on Europa. After several weeks on the job, Garibaldi begins to drink heavily almost every night and eventually befriends shuttle pilot Frank Kemmer, who invites him to spend a lot of time with his family, including his daughter Lianna. Lianna takes to calling him "Uncle Mike", and is often disappointed when Garibaldi turns up drunk.
  • Frank Kemmer is killed in a shuttle pad explosion designed to disgrace Garibaldi, who had been making headway against the corruption at the outpost. Wishing to avoid a scandal, Earthforce officially finds Garibaldi negligent regarding the explosion and transfers him off station.[4]


  • Stephen Franklin graduates from Harvard University. Impatient at the prospect of a long medical internship, Franklin opts to leave Earth and begins hitch-hiking on starships, trading his services as ship's doctor for free passage.[1][7][8] While passing through Septis, Franklin befriends a Markab Doctor named Lazarenn and develops a taste for a native fruit drink called orcha.[9][10]
  • Londo Mollari first dreams about his own death, as an old man and a one eyed Narn throttling each other.[11]
  • Leo Rosen, still convinced of his brother Alex's infidelity with his wife Sheila, speaks to Alex for what will be the last time for almost the next two decades.[12]
  • Neroon of the Star Riders enters the service of Shai Alyt Branmer.[13]


  • Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic is assigned as a liaison with the Earth Alliance.[14]
  • On Earth, Squadron Leader Jeffrey Sinclair is assigned to train Earthforce Academy cadets at Air Dome. He first meets Cadet Catherine Sakai and immediately takes her breath away when he executes a hairpin backwards loop followed by a spinning barrel roll which almost causes her to black out. After the flight she angrily accuses him of being a dangerous show-off, to which Sinclair responds that she wouldn't cut it as a pilot and is very close to insubordination. They both soon realise it was love at first sight and begin living together. Catherine soon becomes acquainted with Sinclair's love for Tennyson.
  • Dr. Robert Bryson begins his lifelong search to extend human life beyond the 110 – 115 years current Earth medicine can achieve. In his exploration of alien worlds and cultures he picks up references to Soul Hunters, that will eventually lead him to one of their Whisper Galleries.[15]
February, 2243
Wednesday, May 9, 2243
Wednesday, June 21, 2243
  • While hitch-hiking aboard the commercial trading ship Archimedes off Beta Durani, Stephen Franklin assists in helping the surviving passengers and crew of a Minbari vessel that crashed on nearby Theta 49. Though he does his best, Stephen lacks even a basic understanding of Minbari biology and is unable to save any of them. Still eager to learn anything he can, Franklin talks Captain Bickford into allowing him to perform full autopsies, gathering extensive medical data and making detailed notes on their DNA and biology as well as what little he could pick up about their language and culture.[18][19]
September, 2243


Saturday, July 12, 2244


  • Earth-Minbari war begins.



May, 2247
Wednesday August 10, 2247
October 10, 2247
  • Galen's parents kill each other during an argument, causing their cruiser to crash.[31]


May, 2248


Tuesday, July 17, 2249
Monday, December 3, 2249


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 And the Sky Full of Stars
  2. Hunter, Prey - Franklin studied under Jacobs for 2 years prior to graduating
  3. To Dream in the City of Sorrows - Sakai entered when she was 17
  4. Survivors
  5. Thirdspace - 20 years prior to 2261
  6. Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5 - Cites: Conjecture, from In the Beginning
  7. Hunter, Prey - Franklin was 22 at the time.
  8. Shadow Dancing - establishes he didn't do an internship
  9. Confessions and Lamentations
  10. GROPOS
  11. The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari - he first had the dream 20 years prior to 2262
  12. Thirdspace - the two haven't spoken in nearly two decades, prior to 2261
  13. Legacies - Neroon had served Branmer for over 15 years prior to 2258.
  14. In the Beginning
  15. The River of Souls - Bryson said he'd spent 20 years of his life searching for the answer to eternal life.
  16. Conjecture from In the Beginning & Midnight on the Firing Line - EA Presidential terms are 5 years
  17. Racing Mars - Jack said she celebrated her 18th birthday two days prior.
  18. The Official Babylon 5 Magazine: Issue #21 (March 2000) - Page 39 (transmission from 'The Great Machine' by Fiona Avery) NOTE: date given incorrectly as 2241 as on screen dialogue establishes he didn't start hitch-hiking until he was 22 (circa 2242.) Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5 conjectures the year as 2243
  19. In the Beginning
  20. TKO - Susan was 13 at the time, so it would have been after August 10th.
  21. The Parliament of Dreams
  22. A Spider in the Web
  23. Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5 - Cites: Data from J. Michael Straczynski and The Legend of the Rangers. Martell notes he was just a kid when they died.
  24. Legacies - data from Alisa's Earth Central Data File
  25. Midnight on the Firing Line
  26. Eyes
  27. In the Beginning - assumes the Battle with the Black Star took place shortly after Ganya shipped out ("a few months" before Susan is old enough to enlist)
  28. Points of Departure - 12 years prior to 2259.
  29. In the Beginning - Assumes she join on or around her birthday.
  30. Sic Transit Vir
  31. Casting Shadows
  32. Messages from Earth - as of 2260 she had been working for IPX for 12 years.
  33. The Official Babylon 5 Magazine: Volume 2, Issue #1 (July 1998) - Page 26 (Babylon 5's Mars Chronology)
  34. Deadly Relations - Bester Ascendant
  35. And Now For a Word
  36. The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)
  37. No Compromises
  38. The Shadow Within