And there are always other ships...
Just something to consider . . . With many of the NX class ships named for space shuttles, it would be nice to see a ship in the class named Buran. We also had a mock-up at KSC which is being shipped to JSC named Explorer. Lastly, there is a shuttle test article used at KSC in the 70s which was turned into a full mock-up and named Pathfinder and is now located in Alabama.
Sorry, I miss my space shuttles and figured I'd throw that out there.
Christopher, I wish you well on this project. I'm sure you will have plenty of interesting twists and tie-ins for the fans. Your books are always well-researched and planned out.