I have some questions regarding the Enterprise-D, and all Galaxy-class starships in TNG and beyond. My questions have to do with the shuttlecraft hangars, facilities and whatever craft are housed there. IIRC, there is supposed to be a shuttle bay house in the "neck", the upper-most part of the secondary hull near the Battle Bridge and where the "neck" connects to the saucer-section. Is this bay a fully functioning shuttle bay, and does it include hangar facilities to house dormant shuttlecraft and other small space vehicles? If so, where are these facilities located, and how large are they? Is this the only bay available for the stardrive section when it is separated from the saucer? How many bays does the entire Galaxy-class starship have? How many does each section of the ship have while separated? Is there any indication that there would be enough room in the combined hangars for the ship to house "worker bee"-type craft for repairing the starship in case it is damaged while isolated on the frontier? Has there ever been any indication in canon about how many starship personnel are assigned to man these bays and hangars, maintain all the small craft there, and manage traffic control? I recall that in "Contagion", Captain Donald Varley of the U.S.S. Yamato said that 18 people were killed when a forcefield in an open shuttlebay shut down, presumably exposing Yamato crew people to open space. Is this an indication of how many people typically work in at least one shuttle bay? We've seen that, when starship personnel enter the launch-bay section of such a facility, they enter through heavy doors. Does this imply that ingress-egress at these points is controlled by an airlock? Has there ever been any indication of how many travel pods or other very small dockyard-style craft are carried by a Galaxy-class ship?