Gateway Station was an immense space station orbiting Earth in the late twenty-second century. It functioned primarily as a loading station for cargo being transported to and from Earth. Most commercial organizations (including both the Interstellar Commerce Commission and the Extrasolar Colonization Administration) had representatives stationed on board.
The station also had extensive residential areas, and many crew and staff lived there permanently. Ellen Ripley briefly settled on Gateway before being recruited by the United States Colonial Marine Corps for a return mission to LV-426.
In 2179, Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley was taken to Gateway Station after being rescued from 57 years of hypersleep aboard the shuttle Narcissus. Once aboard she was vigorously questioned by a board of executives from the ICC, the ECA and even the FBI regarding the destruction of her ship, the USCSS Nostromo. Her recounting of the vessels' encounter with the Xenomorph was met with scepticism and she was consequently removed from flight status. As a result, she took up a new career as a Power Loader operator aboard the station.
- A jungle encampment in the 2010 video game Aliens vs. Predator was also called Gateway Station, likely a reference to the space station in Aliens.
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