Halo Alpha
Halo Alpha



February 11[]

  • Dr. Halsey conducts a series of tests on the newly created A.I. Cortana. During one of these tests, Halsey noticed that the A.I. was already capable of overriding a supposedly irreversible destructive virus that had been encoded into her at her creation. This causes Halsey to suspect that Cortana may be the first smart-A.I. to outlive the standard seven year life-cycle.[1]


April 5[]

April 6[]

  • Intersystem News released their report of the event. Dr. Halsey also wrote down in her journal how she felt about Miranda's career up until that point and about the ceremony.[2]



  1. Halo 4 - Audio Log: Cortana's Origin
  2. 2.0 2.1 Halo: Reach Limited Edition, Intersystem News, LCDR Miranda Keyes Awarded Silver Star
  3. Halo: Combat Evolved: Sybex Official Strategies & Secrets, page 60
  4. Halo: First Strike, page 102, "Wagner, who'd two years ago had a third of his body burned by Covenant plasma and not once screamed or shed a tear, paused and blinked away the moisture blurring his vision. "I trained at the Naval Academy on Reach, sir. It was the closest thing I had to a home in the Outer Colonies."
  5. Dr. Halsey's personal journal