Humans continue the exploration of space. The Earth organization NASA launches the Pioneer 11 probe which reaches Saturn later in the decade. The Watergate scandal ends the Presidency of Richard Nixon.
- Humans begin to realize that Earth's supply of fossil fuel is nearing depletion; however, no drastic changes are made towards ushering in a substitute fuel source until 2061. (ENT: "Carpenter Street")
- In this decade, the Varro construct a gigantic ship to explore space. Over the next 400 years, this vessel becomes a generational ship, and its inhabitants become extremely xenophobic. (VOY: "The Disease")