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Old June 9 2012, 08:00 PM   #10
C.E. Evans
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Re: Registry meanings?

captcalhoun wrote: View Post
the Challenger was NCC 71099 as a reference to the Challenger space shuttle, which was OV-099 (why the Challenger was OV-099 which was lower than the prototype OV-101 Enterprise i don't know)
Challenger began as a test vehicle (STA-099) then was later upgraded for spaceflight as OV-099. Incidentally, the early mockup/placeholder shuttle Pathfinder was retroactively designated OV-098.

Kind of makes me wonder if there was a similar mockup NX-class ship that might have been designated NX-00.
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