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April/May 2017 Issue

Welcome to the Federation!

The Federation is a non-profit organization co-founded in 1984 by Russ Haslage & Gene Rodenberry and is the official Gene Roddenberry fan organization.
We proud to announce that The Federation has been given a Gold status from GuideStar, the charity-rating website.  You can read more about The Federation and it's GOLD Participant rating with GuideStar Exchange:


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The Federation has forged new trails in fandom, going where no fan organization has gone before.  We have accomplished so much and has blazed such new ground that Paramount officials told us in 1990 that IFT has formed its own niche in the STAR TREK Universe. 
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Fleet News
Help Us Help Others

Help The Federation help others by donation toward our drive to secure a cargo van! The "shuttle" will allow us to ship materials, supplies and personnel directly to the areas in need in the Midwest this tornado season and beyond.  Visit our "Go Fund Me" Campaign at:
Space & Science News

Alien Particles From Beyond The Solar System Responsible For Computer Crashes

Bharat Bhuva from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee said the millions of invisible, subatomic particles — such as energetic neutrons, muons, pions and alpha particles — that originate very far from our planet, and flow through Earth and our bodies (they have no known negative impact on living tissues) can alter bits of data stored in the memories of electronic devices when they interact with the integrated circuits the devices use. This alteration of data is called a single-event upset, or SEU.

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VOYAGES is looking for your help!

We need writers and other contributors who would like to help out with future issues of our newsletter. Any articles on Star Trek, Space, or our Fleet would be great.  If interested or with ideas write to the Federation Communications Team (
New Discoveries!
We are starting a new Federation Zine, called New Discoveries that will feature artwork, fan fiction, member information, etc..  If interested in contributing, being part of the staff,  or have ideas write to Captain Mark Williams (
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