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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 20th century21st century22nd century
Decades: 1990s  2000s  2010s  – 2020s –  2030s  2040s  2050s
Years: 2023 2024 202520262027 2028 2029

2026 (MMXXVI) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2026th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 26th year of the 3rd millennium, the 26th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2020s decade.

Predicted and scheduled events




Date unknown

  • Automatic mission to Mars as proposed in the Aurora Programme
  • Having begun in 1882, construction of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona is scheduled to finish.
  • Onboard plutonium generators delivering heat and electricity to Mars Science Laboratory will run out.

In fiction

Computer and video games

  • Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (2007)



  • "There Will Come Soft Rains", a short story by Ray Bradbury, is set on August 4.
  • "Red Mars", the story begins on this date.


  • seaQuest DSV: An economic summit takes place that places hundreds of thousands of undeveloped basins back on the market.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" (2005): World War III begins, continuing through 2053.
  • Fringe episode "The Day We Died" (2011): Peter travels to this year when entering a machine. This is the year of Olivia Dunham's death.
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