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==Background==
 
==Background==
The Babylon project is an initiative begun by the [[Earth Alliance]] shortly after the [[Earth-Minbari War]] with the goal of preventing future wars by creating a place for various species to meet and maintain diplomatic relations, as well as trade.
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The Babylon Project was an initiative begun by the [[Earth Alliance]] shortly after the [[Earth-Minbari War]] with the goal of preventing future wars by creating a place for various species to meet and maintain diplomatic relations, as well as trade.
   
 
==The Babylon Stations==
 
==The Babylon Stations==

Revision as of 10:53, October 12, 2010

Babylon Project has other uses. Please see Babylon Project (disambiguation) for other meanings.

"The Babylon Station is a place to work out our problems peacefully. It is, we believe our last best hope for peace."

EA President Elizabeth Levy, 2248


Background

The Babylon Project was an initiative begun by the Earth Alliance shortly after the Earth-Minbari War with the goal of preventing future wars by creating a place for various species to meet and maintain diplomatic relations, as well as trade.

The Babylon Stations

  • Babylon 1: Babylon 1, originally known simply as The Babylon Station, was the first space station built by the Earth Alliance under the Babylon Project. [1] During construction, Babylon 1's infrastructure collapsed and exploded as a result of sabotage. Construction worker Thomas Jordan had just left the station. [2][3] Part of its materials were recycled to construct Babylon 2.
  • Babylon 2: The second attempted station in the Babylon Project, Babylon 2 was also sabotaged and destroyed, exploding during construction.[3] Part of its materials were also recycled to build the next station.
  • Babylon 3: Babylon 3 was sabotaged and destroyed, exploding during construction.[3] After it was destroyed, leftover materials were used in the construction of Babylon 4.
  • Babylon 4: The biggest of all of the Babylon stations, Babylon 4 disappeared 24 hours after it became operational.[3]
  • Babylon 5: Babylon 5 was ultimately constructed and was the final Babylon station.

Notes

  • Though only Babylons 1, 4 & 5 were ever seen, it appears as though they were colour coded in spectrum order (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green & Blue), which would make the unseen Babylons 2 & 3 Orange and Yellow respectively.[4]
  • JMS has stated that the intended design of the first three Babylon stations was the same as that of B4, though none of them got anywhere near completion.[5] However, what little was seen of the (incomplete) Babylon Station in "In the Beginning" shows that it was a somewhat different design than either Babylons 4 or 5.

References

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