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Encyclopedia > Nostromo (spaceship)
Nostromo

The Nostromo towing its cargo refinery returning to Earth.
First appearance Alien
Fate Destroyed (self-destruct)
References "The Book of Alien" by Paul Scanlon and Michael Gross
General Characteristics
Class Juggernaut class
Registry 180286
Maximum speed 0.42 LYSD (Unladen) / 0.12 LYSD (Towing heavy cargo)
Fighters none
Auxiliary craft Starcub class shuttlecraft
Power One (1) Laratel 2.8 terawatt WF-15 fusion reactor
Mass 50,000 t (Standard); 45,000 t (Light); 63,000 t (Full Load)
Length 243.8 m (800’)
Width 164.6 m (540’)
Height 72.05 m (246.4’)

USCSS The Nostromo is a fictional starship, featured in the 1979 film Alien. The name is taken from the eponymous hero of the 1904 novel by Joseph Conrad. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the first film in a series. ... This is a list of fictional spacecraft, starships, and exo-atmospheric vessels that have been identified by name in published works of fiction (novels, films, television series, etc). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Alien (1979), directed by Ridley Scott, is an extremely popular and influential science fiction/horror film that spawned several sequels and imitators. ... An eponym is a person (real or fictitious) whose name has become identified with a particular object or activity. ... Nostromo is a 1904 novel by Polish-born British novelist Joseph Conrad, set in the fictitious South American republic of Costaguana. ... // Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski; 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-born English novelist. ...

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Description

Commercial Towing Vessel Nostromo, an M-Class starfreighter property of the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, is a tug, a towing vessel, hauling an enormous (some 1.5 miles in length) ore refinery and 20 million tons of raw ore, weighing many times the mass of the Nostromo. The ship itself is still substantial, over 60,000 metric tons and almost 245 metres (800 feet) long, including three decks, four holds, stores, engines, and lots of pipes and ducts; its escape ship is called Narcissus. The ship is fitted with a self-destruct system (for instances involving military cargo that could be hijacked) and separates itself from the ore refinery platform via an umbilical detachment system. The interior features a large 'space jockey' cockpit for all crew piloting functions, a medical bay, dining area, central computer room, engineering areas, a hypersleep chamber and a labyrinthine network of connecting corridors. Weyland-Yutani is a fictional corporation in the motion picture Alien and its sequels, often referred to simply as The Company. It is one of the corporations that runs the human colonies outside the solar system through the Extrasolar Colonization Administration, has a seat in the Interstellar Commerce Commissions... A tugboat shown turning a large RORO cargo ship. ... For other uses, see Ore (disambiguation). ... A refinery is composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations used for refining certain materials or converting raw material into products of value. ... Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up ton in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull[1] of a ship. ... For other uses, see Engine (disambiguation). ... An escape ship is a ship used to escape an emergency. ... A self-destruct is a mechanism which causes a device to destroy itself under a predefined set of circumstances. ...

The Nostromo, landing on LV-426.

(Many moviegoers have often mistaken the four-towered refinery as being the Nostromo itself and the Nostromo, when it detached itself from the refinery, as the shuttle Narcissus.) Image File history File links Nostromo_in_Alien. ... Image File history File links Nostromo_in_Alien. ... LV-426 as seen in Aliens LV-426, also known as Acheron and the home of the xenomorph, is the name of the fictitious moon (frequently but erroneously referred to as a planet) where the Alien was first encountered by humans in the movie Alien (1979) of the Alien Series. ...


The crew consists of seven people from various fields. In the order credited, they include Captain Dallas (Tom Skerritt), Warrant Officer Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), Navigator Lambert (Veronica Cartwright), Engineering Technician Brett (Harry Dean Stanton), Executive Officer Kane (John Hurt), Science Officer Ash (Ian Holm), and Chief Engineer Parker (Yaphet Kotto). There is also a tiger-striped orange tabby cat named Jones (often called "Jonesy" by the crew). The ship is equipped with an MU-TH-R 182 model 2.1 terabyte AI Mainframe (called "Mother" by the crew). Captain Dallas (ID# 032/V4-07C) was the captain of the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film, Alien. ... Thomas Alderton Skerritt (born August 25, 1933) is an Emmy Award-Winning American actor who has appeared in over 40 films and more than 200 television episodes (half Picket Fences). ... Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, is the protagonist in the Alien movie series. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ... Lambert (ID# 971/L6-02P) was the navigator on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 in film science fiction film Alien. ... Veronica Cartwright (born April 20, 1950 in Bristol, England) is an actress. ... Brett(ID# 724/R4-06J) was the engineering technician of the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ... Harry Dean Stanton (born July 14, 1926 in West Irvine, Kentucky, USA) is an American actor. ... Kane (ID# 825/G9-01K) was executive officer on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ... For the singer, see Mississippi John Hurt. ... Ash (ID# 111/C2/01X) was the science officer on the commercial towing vessel Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film Alien. ... Sir Ian Holm Sir Ian Holm CBE (born 12 September 1931), born as Ian Holm Cuthbert, is an English actor. ... Parker (ID# 313/S4-08M) was the chief engineer on the commercial towing vessel The Nostromo in the 1979 science fiction film, Alien. ... Prince Yaphet Frederick Kotto (born November 15, 1937) is an American actor. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ...


At the beginning of the first film, the ship is on a course returning to Earth from Thedus, using a form of FTL drive that requires the crew to spend most of the journey in "hypersleep" in order to conserve the ship's limited resources (food/water/air). This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Our inner solar system superimposed behind the orbits of the planets HD 179949 b, HD 164427 b, Epsilon Reticuli ab, and Mu Arae b (each planet has its parent star labeled next to it -- all parent stars are in the center) Epsilon Reticuli (ε Ret / ε Reticuli) is a 4th magnitude star... Faster-than-light (also superluminal or FTL) communications and travel are staples of the science fiction genre. ... This article is about suspended animation in a medical context. ...


At the end of the film, Ellen Ripley destroys the Nostromo in an attempt to kill the xenomorph. The xenomorph as it appears in Alien vs. ...


Design

Images from the collection of scenes Ron Cobb painted under Dan O'Bannon's direction to be "shopped" around with the original Alien script. Top pic is an illustration of the ship (then named "Leviathan"), the middle image is of the blueprint elevations of the same vessel, and the bottom image details the arrangement of the ship's interior.

The design of the Nostromo is credited to illustrators Ron Cobb and Chris Foss. Ultimately Chris Foss' highly organic visions of the spacecraft were discarded in favor of Cobb's NASA-like utilitarian renderings. Ridley Scott made his own design contributions as well, adding most of the cathedralesque "refinery" portion, which dominates the craft on screen. Much of the ship's architecture, particularly its interiors and the colossal spires of its refinery structure, are inspired by the cavernous yet simultaneously claustrophobic sensibilities of haunted houses and castles from Gothic Horror films such as Nosferatu. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 207 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (496 × 1437 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Images from the collection of scenes Ron Cobb painted under Dan OBannons direction to be shopped around with the original Alien script. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 207 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (496 × 1437 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Images from the collection of scenes Ron Cobb painted under Dan OBannons direction to be shopped around with the original Alien script. ... Ron Cobb is a cartoonist, artist, writer, film designer, and film director. ... Christopher Foss (born 1946) is a British illustrator and science fiction artist, best known for his science fiction book covers and the illustrations for the original editions of The Joy of Sex. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ... This article is about the 1922 silent film. ...


Right (middle image): Cobb's blueprint elevations of a late Nostromo (then named "Leviathan"), notation reads:

Basic Lockheed CM 88B Bison transporter frame modified and fitted with a Yutani T7A NLS Stellar Drive. The original Saturn J3000 engines have been replaced by 2 Rolls Royce N66 Cyclone Thrust Tunnels with bi-polar vectoring for mid line life function. Each power plant developing 7,250,000 tons thrust (14,500,000,000 pounds) giving a high impulse total of 14,460,000 tons. [1]

Some of this information has filtered into the official canon, as appears below. The canon itself issues from the Aliens: Colonial Marines Technical Manual. The bottom of the Nostromo was built with pieces of Star Wars Tie-Fighter model kits. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... This article is about the series. ... TIE fighters are fictional starfighters in the Star Wars universe. ...


Gallery

References in pop culture

Towards the end of the 1985 film Fletch, Chevy Chase wears a blue USCSS Nostromo officer's baseball-style cap. This article is about the year. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about a wisecracking investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin Fletcher (Chevy Chase, at the height of his popularity), who writes under the name of Jane Doe. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ The Book of Alien, Titan Books 1979
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