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| WARNING! This article contains MAJOR spoilers for the recently released novel Sacraments of Fire. Caution is advised.
The Tyson was a Type-10 shuttlecraft assigned to the USS Defiant in the 2380s.
In December 2385, the Tyson was deployed from the Defiant to navigate a chasm on Bajor's moon Endalla. The mission, to locate members of the Ohalavaru who created the chasm with explosives, was led by Colonel Cenn Desca. The three other crewmembers were Lieutenant Commander Jefferson Blackmer, and crewwomen Fran Draco and Costa Trabor. (DS9 novel: Sacraments of Fire)
- The Tyson may have been named for scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson.