Re: Living witness, Implausible?
Given how things are going with slipstream drive and future propulsion achievements, I'd assume Starfleet to at least have a presence in the area--barring any major incident in the AQ that would have seen the UFP collapse.
Commander Austin Harris, First Officer, Deep Space Nine (by FltCpt. Bossco)
8.01 - Darkest Before Dawn
(Chapter 8 added, 12/09/2015)