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Kepler News Archive:



  • 26 Apr: Congratulations to the winners of the 7th Annual Joint Post Festival
  • 25 Apr: Remembering those who died for our freedoms on this Anzac Day, Lest We Forget
  • 23 Apr: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Petty Officer Amira, our Stellar Cartographer


  • 16 Mar: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to our Chief Medical Officer, Lieutenant Sarah Martin-Reynolds
  • 4 Mar: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Petty Officer Vilgi Morr, Chief of Operations
  • 2 Mar: Happy Birthday to Gates McFadden, who played the unflappable Doctor Beverly Crusher in Star Trek The Next Generation




2015:


  • 24 Nov: Happy Birthday to Dwight Schultz, the ever loveable Lieutenant Reginald Barclay in Star Trek The Next Generation



  • 31 Aug: New Mission: Take It or Leavitt
  • 26 Aug: Kepler Station bids farewell to Lieutenant Ash Randal, our Temporary Chief Engineer
  • 26 Aug: Kepler Station bids farewell to Lieutenant Hal, our Chief Engineer
  • 25 Aug: New Station History, Specifications and Deck Listing pages have been added to coincide with our new station
  • 23 Aug: New Character Signatures have been added to coincide with our new station
  • 23 Aug: Welcome aboard to Petty Officer Amira, our new Stellar Cartographer
  • 19 Aug: Happy Birthday to Jonathan Frakes, best known for his role as Commander William T. Riker in Star Trek The Next Generation
  • 19 Aug: Happy Birthday to Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy and creator of Star Trek


  • 13 Jul: Happy Birthday to Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation


  • 22 Jun: Condolences to the family of James Horner, composer and conductor for Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: Search for Spock, who passed away today at the age of 61



  • 29 Apr: Happy Birthday to Kate Mulgrew, best known for her role as Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek Voyager
  • 25 Apr: Remembering those who died for our freedoms on this Anzac Day, Lest We Forget
  • 20 Apr: Happy Birthday to George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek The Original Series
  • 14 Apr: Voting for the Players' Choice Award has begun for Lewis' Bond


  • 25 Mar: The 6th Annual Joint Post Festival has begun
  • 2 Mar: Happy Birthday to Gates McFadden, better known as Doctor Beverly Crusher in Star Trek The Next Generation
  • 1 Mar: Kepler Station bids farewell to Ensign Dirda Tobit, our Flight Control Officer


  • 27 Feb: Condolences to the family of Leonard Nimoy, the much loved actor who brought us Mister Spock, who passed away today at the age of 83
  • 21 Feb: Happy 6th Birthday to Kepler Station!
  • 16 Feb: Happy Birthday to LeVar Burton, better known as Geordi La Forge in Star Trek The Next Generation
  • 1 Feb: The deadline for the Logical Thinking Challenge has been reset


  • 23 Jan: Kepler Station features in the Ongoing Worlds Blog
  • 20 Jan: Happy Birthday to Deforest Kelley, who would have been 94 today
  • 20 Jan: The Fourth Logical Thinking Challenge has begun
  • 8 Jan: Happy Birthday to the remarkable Stephen Hawking, who starred as himself in Star Trek The Next Generation back in 1993
  • 6 Jan: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant Ash Randal, our new Temporary Chief Engineer
  • 1 Jan: Happy New Year


2014:

  • 24 Nov: Kepler Station bids farewell to Ensign Daniel Havenborn, one of our Security and Tactical Officers
  • 18 Nov: The Rosen To The Occasion Chronological Mission Log is complete
  • 15 Nov: The Maxwell's Dozen Chronological Mission Log is complete
  • 12 Nov: E.S.A. Rosetta launches Philae lander which successfully touches down on Comet 67P
  • 10 Nov: Happy Birthday to Robert Duncan McNeill, better known as Tom Paris in Star Trek Voyager




  • 19 Aug: Happy Birthday to the man who started it all, Gene Roddenberry
  • 16 Aug: The Fourth Dream Sequence Challenge has begun





  • 29 Apr: Happy Birthday to Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed the incomparable Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager
  • 25 Apr: Happy Anzac Day Lest We Forget
  • 23 Apr: A new Verbal Joust Award has been added to the Awards page
  • 20 Apr: Happy Birthday to George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series
  • 5 Apr: Happy First Contact Day
  • 1 Apr: We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile


  • 29 Mar: Happy Birthday to Marina Sirtis, also known as Counselor Deanna Troi of Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • 27 Mar: Qapla! Happy Birthday to Robert O'Reilly, our favorite Chancellor from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 26 Mar: Live long and prosper, Happy Birthday to Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek: The Original Series
  • 24 Mar: A new Baby Pin has been added to the Awards page
  • 19 Mar: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant JG Genesis Luna, our new Counselor
  • 11 Mar: Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Joint Post Festival
  • 8 Mar: Condolences to the family of Wendy Hughes, who played Captain Picard's love interest, Lt. Commander Nella Daren, in the sixth-season hour Lessons
  • 8 Mar: Congratulations to Kepler Station for winning the Squiddie for Originality and Innovation in the 2014 Ongoing Worlds Medal for Superior Online Roleplaying


  • 27 Feb: A new Cute Stripe has been added to the Awards page
  • 25 Feb: Extra Credit has been added to the Awards page
  • 24 Feb: The 4th Annual Joint Post Festival has begun
  • 9 Feb: Thank you to Emily for the new Chronological Mission Log system
  • 9 Feb: A Modern Entertainment link has been added to the navbar for all your 24th Century entertainment needs
  • 6 Feb: Welcome aboard to Ensign Kathryn Grant, our new Assistant Chief Engineering Officer
  • 6 Feb: Layout information for the Security Offices has been added
  • 4 Feb: A new Guide to Ranks has been added to the wiki
  • 2 Feb: Happy Birthday to Brent Spiner, the man behind the lovable android Mr. Data



2013:


  • 21 Aug: Happy Birthday to the man who started it all; Gene Roddenberry, who would be 92 today
  • 5 Aug: A special thank you to Lieutenant Commander Isis Rae who has been a valued member of this sim for four years


  • 29 Jul: Happy Birthday to Wil Wheaton who turned 41 today and is most well known for playing Wesley Crusher in Star Trek The Next Generation
  • 14 Jul: Happy Birthday to Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who turned 73 today



  • 19 May: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant Hal, our new Chief Engineer



  • 26 Mar: Happy Birthday to Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock, who turned 82 today
  • 22 Mar: Happy Birthday to William Shatner, the man behind James Tiberius Kirk, who turned 82 today
  • 8 Mar: New Mission: Faradays Gone By
  • 8 Mar: A new Cosmic Stripe has been added to the Awards page
  • 8 Mar: Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Joint Post Festival
  • 7 Mar: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Jemima "Jem" Logan and Ensign Jaci Moon
  • 3 Mar: A Key Locations diagram has been added to the FAQs page



  • 29 Jan: Welcome aboard to Ensign Jaci Moon, our newest member of the Security / Tactical Department
  • 27 Jan: New Mission: Maxwell's Dozen
  • 21 Jan: Kepler Station bids a sad farewell to Lieutenant JG Elena Perim, our Chief Intelligence Officer
  • 20 Jan: Happy Birthday to Star Trek's DeForest "Bones" Kelley who, on this day, would have been 93 years-old.
  • 1 Jan: Happy New Year Keplerites!


2012:


  • 25 Nov: Happy Birthday to Ricardo Montalban, known to all Star Trek fans as Khaaaaaaaaaan!
  • 11 Nov: Welcome aboard to Lev Zorn, our new Civilian Computer Tech Specialist
  • 8 Nov: The Character Signatures page has been updated and organised for easier access
  • 5 Nov: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant JG Siani Etahn, our new Stellar Cartographer / Exobiologist
  • 3 Nov: Kepler Station welcomes the USS Persephone as our newest Sister Sim











2011:




  • 30 Sep: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Petty Officer 3rd Class Halley Grayson, our resident Medic
  • 24 Sep: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Chief Petty Officer Thomas Stuarde, our Chief Intelligence Officer
  • 20 Sep: Happy Birthday Sarah! Although you may have moved on to greener writing pastures your friends, and former crew, at Kepler Station wish you all the best on your Birthday!
  • 15 Sep: New Mission: Fleming's Stratagem
  • 15 Sep: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant JG Hayden McGuire, our new Counselor, who will be arriving along with our new CO on the USS Fairchild-A
  • 13 Sep: Given the interest the 45th Anniversary Commemorative Joint Post Festival will be extended two weeks longer than originally planned
  • 11 Sep: Kepler Station's Star Trek: Anniversary Commemorative Joint Post Festival has begun and will run for two weeks. Keep an eye out for the ever-changing point system
  • 8 Sep: On this day in 1966 Gene Roddenberry shared his vision of life in the future with the world when Star Trek first aired on American television
  • 7 Sep: The second ebook written by our former CO, Sarah, has just been released. Check it out now over at her site
  • 5 Sep: The months that were June, July and August
  • 1 Sep: The previously postponed Logical Thinking Challenge has begun again



  • 31 Jul: Kepler Station bids an extremely sad farewell to Sarah who has stepped down as the guiding influence for this sim to pursue writing as a career. We wish her all the best and will miss her greatly! Attempting to fill her role as Commanding Officer will be Brian, playing Captain Nikolas G. Bakyr





  • 14 Mar: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant JG Vidarr, our new Counselor. Having gained his qualifications outside of Starfleet, this recently commissioned officer joins us in order to take the risks he needs to lead a wholesome and satisfying life. He's taken one already by becoming an officer, will he however be able to treat those very special people of Kepler Station?
  • 13 Mar: Congratulations to Brian, Elisa and Charles for winning the JP Fest
  • 13 Mar: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Kennedy Monroe, Assistant Chief Medical Officer / Civilian Doctor / Counselor
  • 6 Mar: Welcome aboard to Ensign Jack Rikter, our new Engineer. This freshly minted Ensign comes to us from USS Endeavour, the Task Force 92 flagship. Jack hopes to one day become a CO, but first he has to survive his time on Kepler.


  • 26 Feb: Kepler Stations says a sad farewell to Cadet Arnav Ziya, Medical Cadet.
  • 21 Feb: Happy 2nd Birthday Kepler!
  • 21 Feb: Departmental numbers have been changed to suit our new stats.
  • 18 Feb: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Ensign Maxine Gaius, Astrophysicist
  • 17 Feb: A Memorial Wall has been erected to honour those who lost their lives in the latest assault on Kepler Station.
  • 16 Feb: New Mission: Long Walk off a Short Planck
  • 7 Feb: Lt. Commander Isis Rae receives her own award, Rae's Ribbon, to dish out as she see's fit each mission
  • 6 Feb: Awards have been updated for all current character bios


  • 31 Jan: Welcome aboard to Cadet Arnav Ziya, our new Medical Cadet. This cadet comes from a proud and traditional family that feel that he has not lived up to their expectations. Worried that he has no achieved his full potential Arnav joins the Kepler crew to finish his Academy study with hands on experience.
  • 31 Jan: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Vitore Ditondo, Wine Merchant and Representative of Turnbull Shipping. Also formerly Roman Stringfellow Ditondo, Assistant Security / Tactical Officer
  • 17 Jan: Kepler Station, Janus Outpost and USS Normandie band together to make Task Force 92
  • 9 Jan: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Bravo Fleet
  • 1 Jan: Happy New Year from the Keplerites!


2010:



  • 25 Oct: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant Kathanara Hough, our new Assistant Chief Science Officer. This delicate single mother has fled an abusive former husband and bravely taken her children across the galaxy to forge a new life for them all. Let's hope this one is better than the last!
  • 23 Oct: Applications are closed until the end of our current mission.
  • 22 Oct: Welcome aboard to Lieutenant Bradley Halifax, a displaced engineer who was last seen in the Gamma Quadrant.
  • 21 Oct: Welcome aboard to Stephen Huddle, a recently turned civilian. This son of a Starfleet Admiral, bucked the family tradition and instead became a marine. He's done his time, having served through the Dominion war and later holding a desk position. At age 16 he was a runaway and now in his adult life he's once again running away, this time to Kepler Station.
  • 12 Oct: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Ensign Aaron Ingles, Acting Chief Science Officer
  • 6 Oct: The month that was September
  • 3 Oct: Welcome aboard to 4th Year Cadet Arenda Britannia Croft, our new Science Cadet. Descended from El-Aurian, Betazoid and Human families this is one cadet that has a lot to live up to. But with her keen intellect and thirst for all things science there is no doubt she will become a valuable asset to Starfleet and develop into a fully rounded officer by the time she graduates.
  • 2 Oct: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Petty Officer 2nd Class Dianna Fabray, Flight Controller / Pilot


  • 12 Sep: Welcome aboard to Ensign Maxine Gaius, our new Astrophysicist
  • 9 Sep: Welcome aboard to Ensign Hideyoshi Shimura, our new Social Scientist
  • 6 Sep: The month that was August



  • 31 Jul: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Ensign Zachariah Ra-Nevron, Assistant Chief Science Officer
  • 26 Jul: Welcome aboard civilian Rautha L'mir, our new Treehouse Lounge Owner
  • 24 Jul: Welcome aboard Warrant Officer Roman Stringfellow Ditondo, our new Assistant Security / Tactical Officer
  • 24 Jul: Welcome aboard 3rd Year Cadet Rexus Spokar, our new Tactical Cadet Trainee
  • 24 Jul: Welcome aboard Jad Raynar, our new civilian and former officer
  • 19 Jul: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Andre Stormgald, CO of the civilian transport SS Dalliance
  • 4 Jul: Shoreleave: Arrival of the Eclipse


  • 23 Jun: Welcome aboard Petty Officer 1st Class Dex Maidali, our new Security Crewman
  • 13 Jun: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Petty Officer 2nd Class Ayel Hayle, Assistant Security
  • 13 Jun: Kepler Station and USS Venice says a sad farewell to Ling Dessan, Civilian Tactical/Political Advisor and Former Marine
  • 8 Jun: Welcome aboard Petty Officer 2nd Class Phillip Sheridan, our new Linguist / Anthropologist
  • 4 Jun: Welcome aboard Chief Petty Officer Catherine Sawyer, our new Computer / Systems Engineering Specialist



  • 29 Apr: Welcome aboard Andre Stormgald, a Commercial Transportation Specialist
  • 28 Apr: Welcome aboard Chief Petty Officer Thomas Stuarde, our new Intelligence Chief
  • 26 Apr: Congratulations to John Reynolds on his promotion to full Lieutenant and the position of Chief Security / Tactical Officer
  • 23 Apr: Welcome aboard Lieutenant JG Talva Ren, our new Chief Engineer
  • 16 Apr: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to civilian Doctor Tisran Joost, Xenobiologist
  • 16 Apr: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Lieutenant JG Ben Tremaine, Chief Security / Tactical Officer
  • 12 Apr: Welcome aboard Petty Officer 2nd Class Filter Metta B'exar, our new Security Analyst
  • 8 Apr: Welcome aboard Lieutenant JG John Reynolds, our new Assistant Chief Tactical Officer
  • 5 Apr: Welcome aboard Lieutenant Sarah Martin, our new Chief Medical Officer



  • 25 Feb: Kepler Station celebrates its first birthday! And the start of the first JP Fest!
  • 25 Feb: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Ensign Makani Freitas, Acting Chief Science Officer
  • 17 Feb: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to 1st Lieutenant Svetlana Ivanova, Acting Marine CO
  • 15 Feb: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Van Thurmond, Treehouse Lounge Bartender
  • 8 Feb: Kepler Station has moved to a new home the Gavarian Frontier and Task Force 47
  • 3 Feb: Welcome aboard Lieutenant JG Samuel Collier, the new Chief Medical Officer



2009:

  • 25 Dec: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
  • 16 Dec: Welcome aboard Petty Officer 1st Class Jack Fletcher, the new Security Crewman
  • 14 Dec: Welcome aboard Task Force Commanding Officer Rear Admiral Elizabeth Bassenthwaite, who will be guest starring during this mission
  • 14 Dec: New Mission: A Lovelace Ordinary
  • 14 Dec: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Intelligence Chief, Chief Petty Officer Catalina Jayce
  • 12 Dec: Welcome aboard 4th Year Cadet Julia Holzwarth, the new Science Cadet
  • 6 Dec: Welcome aboard Ensign Sean Ecthillias, the new Assistant Chief Tactical Officer
  • 6 Dec: Welcome aboard Lieutenant JG Ben Tremaine, the new Chief Security / Tactical Officer
  • 4 Dec: Welcome aboard civilian Van Thurmond, the new Bartender at the Treehouse Lounge
  • 1 Dec: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Marine Fighter Pilot, 2nd Lieutenant Emileen Carlisle


  • 26 Nov: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Marine Commanding Officer, Captain Justin Shard
  • 10 Nov: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Orchids & Jazz Owner / Operator Jade Lantz
  • 8 Nov: Kepler Newsletter #10 is posted!
  • 5 Nov: USS Tribulation say a sad farewell to Trib's Officer in Command, Lieutenant Commander Robert Tainer
  • 2 Nov: Kepler Station says a sad farewell to Chief Security / Tactical Officer, Lieutenant David Roberts



  • 26 Sep: New page: FAQs goes up, to answer all those common questions from prospective and current players
  • 23 Sep: Lieutenant Isis Rae will be joining us as our first Second Officer, she has been writing for Civilian Pediatrician ‎Cassiopeia Regan Yale and will continue to PNPC her
  • 21 Sep: We welcome Lieutenant Michael Harris, our new Chief Surgeon
  • 18 Sep: Kepler Station says sad farewells to Nurse Gerda Zsu Vanger and Treehouse Lounge Manager Vera Ataz
  • 17 Sep: Our XO Lieutenant Commander Pr'ithitan Ch'gra'thaniy has stepped down from his position and will now write for Petty Officer 1st Class I'zzad R'pas
  • 13 Sep: Kepler Newsletter #7 is posted!
  • 13 Sep: Awards announced!
  • 5 Sep: USS Tribulation: Shirina Walker granted the rank of Lieutenant Commander
  • 5 Sep: We welcome Lieutenant Commander Robert Tainer as our Officer in Command of the subsim USS Tribulation