Area 51

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Area 51
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Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, United States of America



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Area 51, also known as the Groom Lake Facility, is a research facility at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.


The facility studies technology and information gathered by Stargate Command. They study medicine, geology, space metallurgy, artifacts, bioresearch and Death gliders. (SG1: "Touchstone")

Known personnel

Alien technology stored


The Goa'uld-buster weapons were developed at Area 51 under Lt. Col. Samuels and Colonel Harry Maybourne. (SG1: "The Serpent's Lair") The second Stargate was stored here but later taken by rogue NID personnel. SG-1 came to Area 51 to see the second Stargate and were given a brief tour of the facility. The second Stargate was later recovered and returned here with a permanent Iris welded to it. (SG1: "Touchstone") In 1999 an alternate reality Samantha Carter and Charles Kawalsky arrived at Area 51 through the Quantum Mirror. (SG1: "Point of View") The X-302 was developed and constructed at Area 51. SG-1 came to view the finished protrtype. (SG1: "Redemption, Part 1") A spaceship built by cloned symbiote was brought to Area 51 for study. (SG1: "Nightwalkers")

Dr. Brent Langham stole the Mimic devices stored at Area 51 and sold them to The Committee. Carter came to Area 51 and discovered the mimic devices had been replaced by fakes. (SG1: "Smoke and Mirrors") Area 51 produced a sizeable quantity of Symbiote poison to be used in case of an attack on Earth. (SG1: "Zero Hour") Carter and Jackson came to Area 51 to check on the Hand device taken from Osiris and determine if it was real. (SG1: "Endgame") When Carter stopped working on SG-1 she took command of the Stargate research and development division at Area 51. (SG1: "Avalon, Part 1") Carter helped develop the Gate buster weapon here. (SG1: "Beachhead")

The Goa'uld Nerus was imprisoned in a cell at Area 51 for a few months. He was visited by Major General Hank Landry who arranged for a feast in exchange for information from Nerus. He was later freed from the facility and allowed to leave Earth. (SG1: "Off the Grid") A number of Sodan Cloaking devices were brought to the facility for study and one of them went missing. Agent Malcolm Barrett and his team came to the facility to interrogate those who had access to the cloaking devices. (SG1: "Uninvited") McKay took a position at Area 51 when the Atlantis expedition returned to Earth. (SGA: "The Return, Part 1") The Ark of Truth was sent here for study. (Stargate: The Ark of Truth)

The facility was working on the Planetary-Wide Anti-Replicator Weapon. (SGA: "First Strike") The Control chair was removed from Antarctica and taken to Area 51. When a Hive ship intercepted a signal from an alternate reality it contained the location of Earth but also information about the chair at Area 51. The Hive launched Darts to attack and they were engaged by F-302s. Two Darts made a kamikaze run, colliding with the facility and destroying the chair. (SGA: "Enemy at the Gate")

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