The ship has obviously seen some wear and tear by the time the events of Alien take place and, based on Why Are Synthetics in Alien So Advanced? even the technology that built the Nostromo is significantly older than modern tech.

My question is, roughly how old is the Nostromo or the make/model of that particular ship?


According to the factbook 'Alien: The Weyland-Yutani Report', the USCSS Nostromo was constructed in 2101. It was destroyed 21 years later (by Ellen Ripley) in the year 2122.

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For the record, the second date is subject to some controversy

  • Nice, simple answer. Thanks for that. Not sure why Google failed me so bad there. Mar 5 '16 at 22:07
  • I this instance, the answer was on the wiki but I had to dig around for the sources to make sure they were accurate. I don't believe it until I've seen it with my own eyes.
    – Valorum
    Mar 5 '16 at 22:54

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