2LT Ken Carter is a character appearing in Season 1 of Space: Above and Beyond and the various tie-in books.

He is portrayed by actor Darrin Klimek.


Ken Carter signed up for the United States Marine Corps Air and Space Cavalry and was inducted in Loxley, Alabama. He was almost finished with Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Accelerated Flight Training (AFT) when news of the Vesta Colony and Tellus Colonies being destroyed by aliens was released and the Chig War began. He completed a training mission to Mars, and was then assigned as a pilot in the USMC 58th Squadron – the Wild Cards, embarked in USS SARATOGA, a United States Navy space carrier.[1]

LT Carter died during the Battle of the Belt when his spacecraft was destroyed by Chig fighters.[2]

58th Squadron

58th Squadron insignia


Space: Above and Beyond - Television Series
Pilot (appears)
Space: Above and Beyond - Books
Space: Above and Beyond (novel) (appears)


  1. Pilot
  2. Space: Above and Beyond (novel)

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