More Than One Starfleet Academy
Whenever Star Trek characters refer to Starfleet Academy it is connected with the one situated in San Francisco. In the TNG episode “Eye of the Beholder” several personal files show that the officers attended Starfleet Academy on other planets than even Earth.
|Screencaps by Jörg.|
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From the information given in the files it can be seen that there are at least 5 different places that host academies.
- Starfleet Academy Psi Upsilon III (attended by Daniel L. Kwan)
- Starfleet Technical Services Academy Mars (attended by Alfonse D. Pacelli)
- Beta Ursae Minor II Starfleet Academy (attended by Darien Wallace)
- Beta Aquilae II Starfleet Academy (attended by Lois A. Eckridge)
- Starfleet Academy San Francisco, Earth (multiple)
Additional information about training facilities of Starfleet Academy are given in TNG: “The First Duty” and VOY: “Future’s End”: From the first episode we know that the “Academy Flight Range” is located near Saturn with its evacuation centre being located on Mimas. The Voyager episode gives the part of dialogue posted below. From that we learn what a pilot’s education looks like and also that there are further training ranges on Venus and within the asteroid belt.
|VOY: “Future’s End”|
You trained as a pilot in North America, didn’t you?
That’s right, my first year at the Academy. Then I went to Venus for a couple of months to learn how to handle atmospheric storms and then I dodged asteroids for a semester in the belt.
Also see Starfleet Academy at Memory Alpha.
The Voyager Transcripts – Future’s End
Thanks go out to Jörg for making me aware of the different places and sending me the screencaps.