- For other uses, see Galileo.
The shuttle was assigned to the USS Enterprise-A in the mid-2280s, when that starship was commissioned in 2286. Galileo was the latest of a series of shuttles to bear that name, with previous examples having been assigned to the earlier USS Enterprise.
In 2287, Captain Kirk used the Galileo to transport a team down to Nimbus III to rescue the hostages that Sybok and his followers had taken in Paradise City. Sybok was able to overcome Kirk's forces and together they returned to the Enterprise, where the Galileo was badly damaged during an emergency landing in the shuttlebay. (TOS movie, novelization & comic adaptation: The Final Frontier)
After the loss of the original shuttle at Nimbus III, the Enterprise-A received a successor craft bearing the same name. However, this shuttle was lost in 2291 while on a planetary survey mission to the uninhabited planet Varba II after crashing during an intense atmospheric storm. After sustaining catastrophic hull damage, the shuttle was abandoned by the surviving landing party members, and then sank into the depths of a planetside swamp. (TOS eBook: Miasma)
|Ships named Galileo|
|Federation Starfleet||starships: USS Galileo (NCC-16600, Mission-class) • USS Galileo (Nebula-class) • small craft: Galileo (NCC-1701/7) (I) • Galileo (NCC-1701/7) (II) • Galileo II (NCC-1701/7) • Galileo (NCC-1701/7) (SW7 class) • Galileo (NCC-1701/3) • Galileo (NCC-1701-A/05) (Type-4) • Galileo (NCC-1701-A/05) (SW7 class) • Galileo (NCC-1701-B/7) • Galileo (NCC-1701-D/07) • Galileo|
|Terran Empire Starfleet (mirror universe)||small craft: Galileo|
|Copernicus • Galileo • Heinlein • Hoyle (NCC-1701/04) • Kepler • King James • Hawking|
|USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) auxiliary craft|
|Copernicus (NCC-1701-A/03) • Copernicus (SW7 class) • Galileo (Type 4) • Heinlein • Galileo (SW7-class) • Kepler (Type 4) • Jensen (Long-Range Scout/3)|