Zefram Cochrane was born in the early 21st century, during his late 30's, World War 3 started. After the war, life was tough on the Americans, but Zefram Cochrane had a dream, a dream to one day, reach for the stars...
" You wanna know my vision? Dollar signs! Money! You think i want to go to the stars? I don't even like to fly!"
He and Lily Sloane first met, and they started bulding the first warp ship, the phoenix. When the Enterprise E intervened to stop the Borg from assimilating earth in 2372, Riker and Geordi helped perform the first warp drive space launch. Then, he made first contact with the vulcans after they saw his ship pass by earth. Zefram Cochrane disappeared from his new home, Alpha Centurai in 2117 at the age of 87 and was presumed to have died in space. In 2267, Cochrane was discovered by Captain Kirk to be living on a planet in the Gamma Canaris region with the cloud creature known as the companion, who loved him. Travelling along with Kirk was Nancy Hedford dying of Sakuro's disease. Hedford merged with the companion, chooisng to remain with Cochrane, where they would both live the remaining of their lives. Kirm promised never to reveal Cochrane's fate, so, really, this entry shouldn't even exist. I guess it's a paradox.