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2179 (MMCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter C), the 2179th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 179th year of the 3rd millennium, the 79th year of the 22nd century, and the 10th year of the 2170s decade.






  • A Facehugger escapes aboard the Sulaco, triggering an electrical fire and impregnating Ripley. The ship's computer evacuates its passengers in a Type 337 EEV.[4]
  • Rebecca Jorden dies from drowning, Turk is impaled by a fractured support beam and Lance Bishop is damaged further and become irreparable, leaving Lt. Ripley as the lone survivor of the crash.
  • A Xenomorph goes on a rampage killing most of the custodial staff in the Fiorina 161 Class C Work Correctional Unit.
  • Robert Morse pours molten lead into the mold, drowning the Dragon, but it escapes and Ellen Ripley turns on a water sprinkler and the water pours on the Runner, causing the Alien's mesoskeleton to cool rapidly and shatter via thermal shock.
  • Ripley commits suicide to prevent the Queen gestating inside her from getting loose or in company hands.
  • The Fiorina 161 facility is shut down.


Late 2179[]

A Xenomorph infestation occurs on Rim, only Marine Corporal Wilks and young colonist Billie survived.



LV-426 (first incident)[]

USS Legato[]

†These three characters only appear in Stasis Interrupted's co-operative campaign mode, being the characters assumed by additional players. As such their canonicity is debatable.

Fiorina "Fury" 161[]

USS Sulaco[]

LV-426 (second incident)[]




  1. Christopher Golden. Alien: River of Pain, p. 28 (2014), Titan Books.
  2. James Cameron (writer and director). Aliens (1986), 20th Century Fox [DVD].
  3. S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 99 (2014), Insight Editions.
  4. S. D. Perry. Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report, p. 136 (2014), Insight Editions.
  5. Events of the game are said to take place 17 weeks after the events of Aliens. As Aliens (the Acheron part) takes place from July 27th to July 28th 2179, 17 weeks later (119 days) would be November 24th of that year.