At least according to Memory Alpha, it's on page 164
. (I'll admit I don't have the book myself.
I dunno what to tell you except that the Memory Alpha article is wrong. Page 164 of TMoST is relating a thread of memos amongst Roddenberry, Fontana, and Justman regarding the establishing of the names of the other
starships, not Enterprise
. In fact there is no discussion about the origins of the name Enterprise
in the whole chapter...
I haven't re-read the whole book
in a while, but, to my recollection, all it says about the origins of the hero ship's name is that it was originally going to be Yorktown
and then Roddenberry decided to change that to Enterprise
, but I'm not sure that it ever says when exactly or why. I've been meaning to re-read this book anyway, so, when I do, I'll make sure to look for this point. Maybe it is in there and I just forgot.
P.S. Someday, someone ougtha compile a subject index for that dang book!