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Enterprise or USS Enterprise are the names of several fictional starships, some of which are the focal point for various television series and films in the Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. The majority of these vessels share "NCC-1701" as part of their registry, with later ships appending a letter to the registry to differentiate them. One of the fictional ships called the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, one of the most famous fictional starships. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction entertainment series and media franchise. ... Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American scriptwriter and producer. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), a Constitution class starship In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 was a Constitution class ship that is theorized to have been commissioned in 2245, though this has yet to be acknowledged in canon. ... Starfleet starships in the fictional Star Trek universe are identified by a unique registry consisting of a two- or three-letter prefix, a string of digits, and, in some instances, a one-letter suffix. ...

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History

According to The Star Trek Encyclopedia, the ship's registry number, "NCC-1701" The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ...

"was devised by Matt Jefferies, art director of the first Star Trek series. Jefferies, who is a pilot, based NCC on 20th century aircraft registration codes. In such 20th century usage, an "N" first letter refers to an aircraft registered in the USA. A "C" second letter refers to a civil aircraft. Jefferies added a second "C", just because he thought it looked better."[1] This Vans Aircraft RV-7 displays the registration G-KELS. The G- prefix denotes that it is registered in the United Kingdom. ...

The name Enterprise itself comes from a long series of ships. The first was the French frigate L'Entreprise, captured by the British in 1705. The British rechristened the ship HMS Enterprise for use by the Royal Navy. The first United States ship to use the name USS Enterprise was a Revolutionary War-era sloop-of-war. The eighth American ship to bear this name was the world's first nuclear aircraft carrier. For other uses, see Ship (disambiguation). ... The French Navy ship, lEnterprise, a 24-gun frigate, captured in May 1705 by the British The French Navy ship, lEntreprise was a 24-gun frigate which was captured in May 1705 by the British vessel Tryton. ... The first HMS Enterprise (1705), 24, a sixth-rate of the Royal Navy, was known as lEntreprise before her capture from the French by HMS Tryton in May 1705. ... This article is about the navy of the United Kingdom. ... USS Enterprise was a Continental Navy sloop-of-war that served in Lake Champlain during the American Revolutionary War. ... This article is about military actions only. ... USS Constellation, a United States Navy sloop-of-war. ... Enterprise Logo The supercarrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65), formerly CVA(N)-65, is the worlds first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the eighth U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. ... Four aircraft carriers, (bottom-to-top) Principe de Asturias, amphibious assault carrier USS Wasp, USS Forrestal and light V/STOL carrier HMS Invincible, showing size differences of late 20th century carriers An aircraft carrier is a warship designed to deploy and in most cases recover aircraft, acting as a sea...


To capitalize on the popularity of Star Trek, as well as to honor the actual, historical vessels, NASA named an initial flight-test space shuttle Enterprise.[1] For Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, external shots of the aircraft carrier USS Ranger substituted for the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, at sea during filming.[1] In 1994, the real aircraft carrier Enterprise played host to a Star Trek convention and Star Trek memorabilia can be found throughout the ship and in the movie, The Hunt for Red October, Enterprise is referred to by its call sign, "Starbase". This article is about the American space agency. ... This article is about the space vehicle. ... The Space Shuttle Enterprise (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-101) was the first Space Shuttle built for NASA. It was constructed without engines or a functional heat shield, and was therefore not capable of space operations; its purpose was to perform test flights in the atmosphere. ... Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Paramount Pictures, 1986; see also 1986 in film) is the fourth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ... The seventh USS Ranger (CVA-61) (later CV-61) was a United States Navy Forrestal-class supercarrier. ... This article contains a trivia section. ...


Pre-Federation era

Two ships predate the United Federation of Planets. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Registry: USS Enterprise (XCV 330)
Class: Declaration (apocryphal)
Service: circa 2130s
Captain: Unknown
Drawings of this ship are visible in background images in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: Enterprise.
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Registry: Enterprise (NX-01)
Class: NX
Service: 2151 – 2161
Captain: Jonathan Archer
The United Earth Starfleet's Enterprise is the main setting of Star Trek: Enterprise.
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The Original Series era

Two ships named USS Enterprise are featured in the original Star Trek television series and the first through sixth Star Trek films. The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Class: Constitution
Service: 2245 – 2285, refitted 2271
Captain: Robert April, Christopher Pike, James T. Kirk, Willard Decker, Spock
The Federation Starfleet's first Enterprise is the main setting for Kirk’s historic five-year mission as depicted in the original Star Trek series and The Animated Series (2265–2270). Two-and-a-half years later, the newly refitted Enterprise appears in The Motion Picture, and again in The Wrath of Khan, before being destroyed in The Search for Spock.
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Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A)
Class: Constitution (refit)
Service: 2286 – 2293
Captain: James T. Kirk, Spock
This ship first appears at the end of The Voyage Home, and is the main setting of the films The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country. The ship is ordered decommissioned at the end of The Undiscovered Country. No canon source has given further details, although paperwork from the model kit indicated the ship was mothballed at the Memory Alpha ship museum, and in the novel The Ashes of Eden, by William Shatner, the Enterprise-A is removed from the mothball fleet before being destroyed defending the planet Chal.
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Between TOS and TNG

The Enterprise-B and Enteprise-C and their crews are briefly visible on screen, and are also the subject of several licensed (but non-canon) novels published by Pocket Books. The Star Trek canon is usually defined as comprising the television series Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and the ten motion pictures, and excluding everything else. ... Pocket Books is the name of a subdivision of Simon & Schuster publishers. ...

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)
Class: Excelsior upgrade[2]
Service: 2293 – 2320s
Captain: John Harriman
Launched at the start of Star Trek: Generations. James T. Kirk goes missing during the ship's maiden voyage. According to the Star Trek novels, Demora Sulu becomes captain, after Harriman.
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Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C)
Class: Ambassador
Service: 2330s – 2344
Captain: Rachel Garrett
This ship plays a major role in the Next Generation episode "Yesterday's Enterprise". According to dialog in the TNG episode "Redemption, Part II", the ship was destroyed attempting to defend the Klingon outpost Narendra III from Romulan attack. Survivors included Tasha Yar, whose alternate timeline version from Yesterday's Enterprise travels with the ship back in time to the battle over Narendra III.
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The Next Generation era

Two ships named Enterprise are featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation and four TNG-era films. The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ...

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Class: Galaxy
Service: 2363 – 2371
Captain: Jean-Luc Picard, William Riker, Edward Jellico
The main setting of The Next Generation TV series. She is destroyed in the film Generations. In the alternate future featured in the TNG series finale All Good Things..., this Enterprise is shown intact, albeit heavily refit, in 2395. The refits included a third warp nacelle, new weapons, and a cloaking device.
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Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E)
Class: Sovereign
Service: 2372 – Active (as of 2380)
Captain: Jean-Luc Picard
The main setting for the films: First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis.
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Beyond The Next Generation

Registry: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J)
Class: Unknown
Service: circa 26th century
Captain: Unknown
The "Azati Prime" episode of Star Trek: Enterprise involves time travel and features a scene in which this Enterprise is briefly shown. Image File history File linksMetadata USS_Enterprise_NCC-1701-J.jpg‎ Summary The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J) as seen on a computer display in the “Azati Prime” episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. ... This article is about Azati Prime, the fictional Star Trek Star Trek episode Azati Prime. In the fictional Star Trek universe, Azati Prime is a location inside the Delphic Expanse. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ...


The Enterprise-J operates in one possible version of the 26th century, with a diverse crew that includes members of the Xindi race. The ship, along with a fleet of other Federation vessels, fights and defeats the Sphere Builders at the Battle of Procyon Five (depicted in the episode Azati Prime). Crewman Daniels brings Captain Jonathan Archer forward from the 22nd century so that Archer can witness the battle. Archer subsequently works with the Xindi in the 22nd century to defeat the Sphere Builders earlier in history. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sphere Builders are a fictional species from Star Trek. ... This article is about Azati Prime, the fictional Star Trek Star Trek episode Azati Prime. In the fictional Star Trek universe, Azati Prime is a location inside the Delphic Expanse. ... In the fictional world of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, Crewman Daniels is a character who is encountered in several episodes. ... Jonathan Archer is a fictional character and the main character of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ...


The Enterprise-J is featured in the 2005 Ships of the Line calendar that features images of the various starships seen from Star Trek throughout the years, as well as in the Ships of the Line book released in 2006. The Enterprise-J is also seen in the "Ships of the Line" poster released in the Star Trek Magazine issue #1.


Others

Star Trek novels and comics present two additional starships named Enterprise:

USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-F)
Appears in Peter David's novel Imzadi and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens' novel Millennium.
USS Enterprise (registry unknown)
The Defiant-class USS Monitor is temporarily renamed "USS Enterprise" in William Shatner's novel The Return.

Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ... A word from the science-fiction television series Star Trek The Next Generation. ... The Defiant is a fictional class of starship in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space 9 and the feature film Star Trek: First Contact. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Okuda, Michael & Denise (1994,1997,1999). The Star Trek Encyclopedia. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-03475-8. 
  2. ^ Enterprise-B, U.S.S.. StarTrek.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-24.

Michael Okuda is an graphic designer who is best known for his work on Star Trek. ... The Star Trek Encyclopedia: A Reference Guide to the Future is an encyclopedia of all things related to Star Trek. ... Founded in November 1995, StarTrek. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Virgin Galactic is a company within Sir Richard Bransons Virgin Group, which plans to offer sub-orbital spaceflights and later orbital spaceflights to the paying public. ... The VSS Enterprise is the first commercial spaceship being constructed by Virgin Galactic, based on the design of SpaceShipOne. ...

External links

Spaceships named Enterprise
Space Shuttle Enterprise (1976–1977)
VSS Enterprise (2007–20??)
Starship Enterprise (Star Trek)

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USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) - Memory Alpha (2020 words)
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