I don't care what those other [personal attacks removed!] say, I like this. Got my imagination going.
Of course it did. How could one's imagination not be got 'going' by such inspirational gems as:
begins its 3rd long range exploration mission.
begins a 7 year voyage of exploration.
returns to the Federation.
begins its 4th long range exploration mission…
and not forgetting my own personal favourite:
continues its mission.