The Stargate Program is a secret military program that runs and coordinates the use of the Stargate in the United States of America. The Stargate Program is run by Stargate Command located in Cheyenne Mountain. The program now involves many World leaders and is under the command of the International Oversight Advisory and Homeworld Security under the President of the United States. The program is also involved with operations in the Pegasus Galaxy at Atlantis and the Destiny.
Purpose of the programEdit
The primary intent of the Stargate program is exploration to procure knowledge and advanced technologies that could benefit the protection of Earth and its inhabitants.
The discovery of the Earth Stargate near Giza prompted the US military along with key scientists (Catherine Langford, Dr. Daniel Jackson and others) to determine the purpose of the Stargate and how to activate it. This eventually lead to the Abydos Mission, which ended with Colonel Jack O'Neill destroying Ra with a naquadah enhanced nuclear bomb. The Stargate program was to be the primary objective of the US government but after what was essentially a failed mission to Abydos and without the help of Daniel Jackson, who remained on Abydos, the program was shut down. The gate was then moved and stored in Cheyenne Mountain.
The Stargate program was later reactivated when Apophis dialed Earth and kidnapped a female airmen guarding the gate room as a search for a proper host for his queen. Eventually, the Stargate program grew to include 12 SG-teams. (Over time, it has had about 25 SG-teams on Earth)
Eight years after the reactivation of the Stargate program, the Tau'ri were able to set up a secondary Stargate station on Atlantis and since then they have gathered technology and knowledge from two galaxies.
In 2007, the Stargate program set up the Icarus project to research the mysterious 9th chevron, and in 2009 started a planned, though unintentional, third Stargate "station" on board the Ancient ship, Destiny.
For over ten years, the program has procured a wealth of knowledge and technology that can properly defend Earth from any threat or danger.