The first colonist ship TAS Ark launched in 2116 with almost five hundred bound for the existing scientific outpost on New Earth. Martin Cabot was the first Terran Alliance governor appointed and directly reporting to the Terran Alliance Parliment on Terra.
On March 8th, many speeches were given on both Earths to mark the historic occasion but Martin Cabot's has been lost to history.
- DropShips and JumpShips, pp. 11-12