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The mission patch of the Europa Mission

The Europa Mission, also called Expédition Europa in French, was an early interplanetary mission in which astronauts from Earth took a spaceflight on the Shango to the Jovian moon of Europa.

Countries taking part in the mission included Australia; Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, India, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Scotland, South Korea, and the United States. (PIC: "Watcher", "Fly Me to the Moon")

Among the astronauts taking part in the mission were Doctors Musa (mission commander) and Renée Picard (mission specialist), and Maya Orlando. (PIC: "Watcher", "Two of One", "Farewell")

A sign announcing the Europa Mission

In 2024, there was a billboard sign that was visible from Sanctuary District C that read: "The new interplanetary explorers: The Europa Mission – To boldly go!" (PIC: "Assimilation")

The bus that Seven of Nine and Raffaela Musiker rode to get to the Clinica Las Mariposas hospital had a Europa Mission sign on the side of it. The park that Guinan took Jean-Luc Picard to to meet the Watcher at also had a Europa Mission sign next to a bench. Also, when Q was sitting at a table at Jackson Roykirk Plaza, he was wearing a uniform with the Europa Mission mission patch on it, while reading an issue of the Los Angeles Times with an article about the Europa Mission. (PIC: "Watcher")

A failed Adam Soong angrily watches the Europa Mission on TV

On launch day, Dr. Adam Soong attempted to kill Renée with a fast-acting neurotoxin while launching drones to destroy the mission's spaceship as a backup plan. However, Tallinn disguised herself as Renée and sacrificed herself to save Renée's life while Raffi and Cristóbal Rios managed to stop Soong's drones, allowing the mission to safely launch. (PIC: "Farewell")

The Europa Mission would go on to play a critical part in Earth's history as Renée discovered a microorganism on Io that she believed was sentient and she convinced the mission commander to bring it back to Earth. (PIC: "Fly Me to the Moon") This discovery was crucial to preventing humanity's impending extinction due to pollution and climate change with Ricardo eventually forming a team of the brightest minds in the world who were able to figure out how to use it to heal the oceans and clean the air. (PIC: "Mercy", "Farewell")

In an alternate timeline, Q successfully prevented Renée's participation in the Europa Mission, causing humanity to turn to Soong instead, eventually leading to the creation of the Confederation of Earth. (PIC: "Mercy")

The capsule depicted on the billboard appears to be a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The list of countries taking part in the mission can be identified thanks to the flags visible on the high quality version of the billboard posted by Dave Blass on Twitter.
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