Originally Posted by horatio
I'd say that the order is relevant due to cause and effect, e.g. the Earth-Romulan War lead to the creation of the Federation or Khan came before and inspired Green.
But listing launch dates of space probes and ships is just pathetic as it has nada to to with the respective story.
Oh absolutely, I think that the cause and effect thing in relation to the way that things unfold is important. Just not the specific dates. The way I like to look at it, Khan hasn't happened yet. Maybe that is right around the corner. To me it makes more sense in the big picture to look at it that way, rather than to try and put a round peg in a square hole and say these things happened in the 90's, and we didn't see them. If that pushes back some of the other dates so be it.
So all of the things that happened still happened in relation to each other, just maybe if Khan left Earth in the early 21st century, maybe the Romulan war happened closer to the end of the 22nd century. Everything just gets pushed back a bit, but the overall story is the same.