| A World of Difference |
POD: c 4,500,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: AD 1976
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||1950s|
|Date of Death:||1989|
|Cause of Death:||Stabbed with a spear|
|Affiliations:||Crew of the Athena|
Frank Marquard was an American geologist and astronaut who traveled to Minerva aboard the space shuttle Athena. His primary task on Minerva was examining the fossil record in the Ervis Gorge. He unearthed several fossils.
He was married to Pat Marquard and did not realize he did not satisfy her sexually.
When the Skarmer army crossed the Gorge, Marquard was warned to be alert. Nonetheless, he was caught unaware by Skarmer warrior Juksal, who killed him with a spear, despite his being a non-combatant. The Americans assumed that Soviet KGB agent Oleg Lopatin had killed Marquard, leading to a major crisis in US-Soviet relations.