I learned this morning that the 'First Contact' between humans and Vulcans happened in Bozeman, Montana. I think. There's even a day to celebrate it.

This nice guy named Aaron (sorry, if I spelled your name wrong!) is a Star Trek fan who explains what the connection is between our little town and arguably the biggest TV/movie series ever.

According to StarTrek.com:

First Contact Day pays tribute to the flight of the Phoenix and the pivotal first interaction between humans and Vulcans. It occurred on April 5, 2063.

That night, the Vulcan survey ship the T’Plana-Hath landed in Bozeman, Montana, after tracking the warp signature of the Phoenix. The Phoenix was the spacecraft that marked mankind’s first successful attempt at achieving warp drive.

Just minutes later, a robed Vulcan, displaying the split-fingered Vulcan greeting, made the acquaintance of Dr. Zefram Cochrane, pilot of the Phoenix and inventor of warp drive.

First Contact was made, and it paved the way to the formation of the United Federation of Planets.