“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered, the point is to discover them.”
~Galileo Galilei, 1564 – 1642
U.S.S. Galilea, NCC-74624
The U.S.S. Galilea is a Nova-class Short-Range Planetary Research Vessel, designed by Starfleet as a workhorse in its Geological and Xenobiological divisions. It is smaller than the average Federation ship, spanning only eight decks, with a crew compliment of 80.
The most infamous Nova-class vessel was the U.S.S. Equinox, flung clear across the galaxy into the Delta Quadrant, where its crew survived for five years – until discovery by the U.S.S. Voyager – by ruthless determination. Its significantly-diminished surviving crew and its logs were recovered by Voyager, and submitted to Starfleet Command upon its return to Earth in 2378.
The Galilea was commissioned in 2370 in the Utopia Planetia Shipyards over Mars, under the command of Captain Sinjin Harper, with Commander Surak as his first officer. Captain Harper was transferred to the U.S.S. Kusanagi after the Dominion War, with Surak succeeding him as Captain. His first tour of duty was in 2380, bringing him to Bajor for the selection of his first officer.
Commander Brunhilde Engelstadt, First Officer
Lieutenant Commander Veleth, Tactical
Lieutenant Gennoc, Helm
Ensign Mireille Landis, Ops
Chief Petty Officer Variel Wallace, Chief Engineer
Crewman Theresa Cielle
Crewman North Easton
Crewman Svetlana Jorgenson
Doctor Kojun Asada
Emergency Medical Hologram Mark I
Doctor Megan Kraczynski, expert in Xenobiology and Rectimian Field Theory
Kelis Torae, student of Xenobiology