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Starfleet

Starfleet is a fictional organization in the Star Trek media franchise. Within this fictional universe, Starfleet is a uniformed space force maintained by the United Federation of Planets as the principal means for conducting deep space exploration, defense and diplomacy. While the majority of Starfleet's members are human and it is headquartered on Earth, hundreds of other species are represented; the majority of the franchise's protagonists are Starfleet commissioned officers. During production of early episodes of the original series, several details of the makeup of the Star Trek universe had yet to be worked out, including the operating authority for the USS Enterprise; the terms Star Service, Spacefleet Command, United Earth Space Probe Agency, Space Central were all used to refer to the Enterprise's operating authority, before the term "Starfleet" became widespread from the episode "Court Martial" onwards. However, references to the United Earth Space Probe Agency, its abbreviation UESPA, are to be found in episodes of series.

For example, the Friendship One probe is marked with the letters UESPA-1 in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Friendship One". Other background props included additional UESPA references, such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard's family album in Star Trek Generations. During the production of Star Trek: Enterprise, some larger Starfleet insignia designs included the name "United Earth Space Probe Agency". Many Star Trek: Enterprise episodes refer to Starfleet having been in operation in 2119, when it funded research begun by Cochrane and Henry Archer leading to the first successful flight of Warp 3 vessels in the 2140s; this research is said to have evolved into the NX Program, which led to Starfleet launching its first Warp 5-capable starship, Enterprise, in 2151, followed by Columbia, in 2155, as well as other vessels. However, the Starfleet, in existence before the Federation is a different organization than that of the Federation Starfleet. Starfleet acts under a Prime Directive of non-interference with developing worlds or their internal politics.

This is said not to be a Human construct, but stems from policies implemented by the Vulcans, who regarded an alien civilization's attainment of warp speed as the sign of their importance and reason for making first contact with them. The Prime Directive and Starfleet's first-contact policies are at the center of several episodes in each Star Trek series and the film Star Trek: First Contact. Starfleet Headquarters is shown to be located on Earth, northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge in the present-day Fort Baker area. Starfleet Academy is located in the same general area. Additionally, various episodes show Starfleet operating a series of starbases throughout Federation territory, as ground facilities, or as space stations in planetary orbit or in deep space. Starfleet has been shown to handle scientific and diplomatic missions, although its primary mandate seems to be peaceful exploration in the search for sentient life, as seen in the mission statements of different incarnations of the USS Enterprise.

The flagship of Starfleet is considered to be the starship USS Enterprise. Starfleet has many components, including: As early as the original Star Trek, characters refer to attending Starfleet Academy. Series establish it as an officer training facility with a four-year educational program; the main campus is located near Starfleet Headquarters in what is now California. Starfleet Command is the headquarters/command center of Starfleet; the term "Starfleet Command" is first used in TOS episode "Court Martial". Its headquarters are depicted as being in Fort Baker, across the Golden Gate from San Francisco, in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Overlooking the Command from the other side of the Golden Gate is the permanent site of the Council of the United Federation of Planets in what is now the Presidio of San Francisco. Throughout the Star Trek franchise, the main characters' isolation from Starfleet Command compels them to make and act upon decisions without Starfleet Command's orders or information in Voyager when the main protagonists have no means of contacting Earth for several years.

StarTrek.com notes. It states: Located on San Francisco's Mare Island, with additional starship assembly facilities located in Earth orbit, Starfleet's San Francisco Navy Yards is the site where the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 was built in 2245. Captain Robert April, the Enterprise's first commanding officer, was present at the San Francisco Navy Yards when the vessel's major components were built and prepared for assembly in Starfleet's orbital drydock facilities; the Enterprise-D and USS Voyager are depicted to have been constructed at a shipyard named Utopia Planitia in Mars orbit. Utopia Planitia served as Starfleet's main ship yards throughout a large portion of Starfleet's existence. After the Enterprise-D encountered the Borg in the episode "Q Who" the size of the Utopia Planitia shipyards was doubled out of fear of a Borg strike, they were once again doubled. In the 2009 film, James T. Kirk arrives at a shipyard near his boards a shuttle to enlist in Starfleet.

Nebojša M. Krstić

Nebojša M. Krstić was a Serbian theologian and sociologist. Krstić was the founder and first president of the Serbian far-right youth organization Obraz, banned in June 2012; the name of the movement was taken from the magazine Obraz from. Krstić was born on 28 August 1964 to mother Ružica. Jovan Byford referred to him as a controversial right-wing antisemitic young theologian. Klaus Buchenau described Krstić, editor of journal Svetigora and contributor to journal Pravoslavlje, as charismatic leader who struggled against the New World Order. In 1991 Krstić received the Saint Sava Award from the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church Pavle for his philosophical-theological work Pojam Logosa kod Svetog Jovana Bogoslova and in 1993 he was awarded by the Yugoslav Society for Scientific Research of the Religion for the best work on theology published in 1993. Buchenau explained that Krstić propagated a union of the Balkan countries with majority of Orthodox Christian population and recapture of the Serb territories lost during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s.

Dragan Subotić emphasized that Krstić supported the position of bishop Nikolaj Velimirović, who believed that three bases of Serbdom are God, the King and the home. In an interview given in March 2001 Krstić rejected accusation that he was pro-fascist and confirmed that he was an admirer of "Serbian martyrs" Dragoljub Mihailović, Milan Nedić and Dimitrije Ljotić. In August 2001 Krstić announced that he was going to sue Helsinki Committee for Human Rights because this organization accused Obraz for antisemitism, he emphasized that number of members of Obraz movement had reached more than 30,000 and was increasing. On 3 December 2001 Krstić died in a car accident, perceived by his supporters as a politically motivated assassination. After his death Obraz lost its significance; the only faction which continued with its activities after Krstić's death was banned in June 2012 for violation of the minority rights and inspiring inter-ethnic and inter-religious hatred. Krstić was author of several works on theology and sociology including: "Шта је православни монархизам?", Pogledi бр.

199, 24–25, March 1999 Pobediti ili nestati: ogledi o srbskom putu i antisrbckim bezpućima. Rivel Ko. 2002. Slovo i duh: pravoslavlje i nacionalna kultura. Rivel Ko. 2002. ISBN 978-86-82345-18-3

Shane Lavalette

Shane Lavalette is an American photographer. Lavalette was born in Vermont, he studied photography at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where he received a BFA in 2009. In 2010, Lavalette was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to contribute to their Picturing the South series, His work was exhibited there in 2012 and received media coverage from CNN, Time, NPR, The New York Times, his book One Sun, One Shadow is an extension of this body of work. In 2011, Lavalette was hired as the associate director of Light Work, a non-profit photography organization in Syracuse, New York, he was appointed director two years in 2013. At Light Work, Lavalette oversees the organization's Artist-in-Residence Program and publication of Contact Sheet, a photography journal. In 2017, Lavalette was commissioned by Fotostiftung Schwiz to follow the footsteps of the Swiss photographer Theo Frey to investigate the same villages Frey documented in 1939 for the Swiss National Exhibition.

One Sun, One Shadow. Self-published, 2016. With a text by Tim Davis. Edition of 1500 copies. ISBN 978-0-9842973-4-4. Still. Patrick Frey, 2018. Edition of 1000 copies. ISBN 978-3-906803-65-4. ReGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010. ISBN 9780500288894. Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographers' Essays. Chapel Hill, NC: Daylight, 2012. By Will Steacy. Second revised edition. ISBN 978-0-983231-61-5. With an introduction by Lyle Rexer. Unfamiliar Familiarities—Outside Views on Switzerland. Zürich: Lars Müller, 2017. Edited by Peter Pfrunder, Lars Willumeit, Tatyana Franck. ISBN 978-3-03778-510-2. A six-volume set: one volume by Lavalette and the others by Alinka Echeverría, Eva Leitolf, Simon Roberts, Zhang Xiao, plus a text volume in English and French. Published to accompany an exhibition at Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur and Musée de l'Élysée, Switzerland. LOST II. New York: Kris Graves Projects, 2019. Includes a poem by Carrie Mae Weems and a text by Arthur Flowers.

Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2009 Focus Award: Rising Star, Griffin Museum of Photography, 2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2019. Official website