Nelestra was a planet located somewhere between Federation space and the Aquarius Formation. In the 2270s, the planet was found to be inhabited by a humanoid species by the crew of the USS Enterprise.
Captain James T. Kirk and Lieutenant Pavel Chekov formed part of a landing party that beamed down to the planet and met with the planet's leaders. As a gift to Kirk and Chekov, the leaders presented them with half-a-dozen nubile women, however, when Kirk protested that the women would not influence his mission to establish diplomatic relations, the leaders presented them with more women.
In 2293, Chekov recalled this tale to the former command staff of the Enterprise, as part of an informal gathering at Kirk's apartment following his memorial service. (TOS novel: The Fire and the Rose)
|planets visited by the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (2273-2285)|
|Admiral Kirk's command (from 2273)||Earth • Nelestra • Zaran II • Levaeri V • Starbase 16 planet • Andrea IV • Agena IV • Mycena• Starbase 8 planet • Barak VII • Andronicus • Starbase 28 planet • Phaeton • Hephaestus • Zeta Reticuli II • Starbase 9 planet • Lieberman's World • Miaplacidus V • Valerian • Goran IV • Zenna IV • planet of telekinetic herds • Yko • Parides IV • Khepri • Pollox IV • Upsilon Xi III • Belle Terre • Lycos V|
|Spock's command (until 2285)||Earth • Thieurrull • Starbase 12 • Regula||Admiral Kirk's command (2285)||Earth • Genesis Planet • Organia • Beta Epsilon VI • Babel • Vulcan • Romulan planetoid|