|Earth Pre-Federation Database - Pioneer 10|
|Ancient robotic space probe launched from Earth in 1972 by NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Pioneer 10 studied the
planets Jupiter and Saturn, and was the first human-made object to leave Earth'a solar system. The probe drifted for centuries in the instellar void until it was destroyed
in 2287 by a Klingon bird-of-prey piloted by Captain Klaa.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
The Pioneer 10 model used in Star Trek V was built by Greg Jein with technical assistance provided by TRW, Inc., and Richard O. Fimmel, Pioneer project manager for NASA's Ames Research Center. (We didn't tell him that we were going to blow up his spacecraft!).
Star Trek Encyclopedia II