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- For other uses, see Grissom.
The USS Grissom (NCC-42857) was an Excelsior-class explorer serving in the 24th century. The Grissom was named for Gus Grissom, an American astronaut killed during an accidental spacecraft fire in 1967.
- The first edition of ST reference: Star Trek Encyclopedia also listed the registry of this ship as NCC-59314 (and designated it as an Oberth-class vessel) in the "Starships" chart entry.
In 2366, the Grissom encountered the IRW Hiyll'aeh, a Romulan warbird, while testing a new sensor probe created by Lieutenant Katerina Mueller. The Grissom was able to escape the Romulans by burying themselves inside a comet. Afterwards, the Grissom went to Starbase 65. (NF short story: "Performance Appraisal")
In 2368, first officer Paullina Simons was offered her own command, and Commander Mackenzie Calhoun was assigned as her replacement. While on serving on the vessel, Commander Calhoun developed a relationship with Katrina Mueller. Soon thereafter, Grissom was sent on a diplomatic mission to Anzibar. Kenyon's brother Byron and his daughter Stephanie, both Federation diplomats, were killed by the Dufaux leader Kradius. The loss of his family drove Captain Kenyon insane, and eventually led to his suicide. (NF - The Captain's Table novel: Once Burned)
The Grissom was destroyed at the Battle of Ricktor Prime in 2375 during the Dominion War. Only six crew members survived, one of them being longtime science officer Lieutenant Chu'lak (TNG short story: "Four Lights"; DS9 episode: "Field of Fire")
USS Grissom personnelEdit
- Captain Norman Kenyon
- Paullina Simons
- Lieutenant Katerina Mueller
- Lieutenant Cray
- Rachel McLauren
- Romeo Takahashi
- Mick Gold
- Christine Parsons
- Lieutenant Chu'lak
- Commander Todd Kogutt
- TNG episode: "The Most Toys"
- DS9 episode: "Field of Fire"
- NF novels: Into the Void, Dark Allies
- STA novel: Gauntlet
- DS9 comic: "War Games"