This vessel had shields and was armed with low-yield missiles. It also was fitted with a teleprobe rocket, a small atmospheric probe fitted with a camera and able to transmit telemetry. (TOS comic: "The Void of Storms")
Service historyEditIn 2267, a survey team consisting of Lt. Calder, James T. Kirk, Spock, and two security officers landed on the surface of Tactis II. Galileo was dragged along by a lava flow, which only scorched its paint. Shortly afterward, a mysterious non-humanoid Tactisian lifeform duplicated the shuttle and both security officers, who then piloted the duplicate into the mouth of a volcano. The original Galileo and its crew safely returned to the Enterprise. (TOS comic: "The Mimicking Menace")
At some point during the 2260s, an astral storm transported the Enterprise back to the 16th century via a time warp. Kirk, Spock, Joe Wells and crewman Sankey traveled aboard the Galileo to search for intelligent life on the nearby planet Zeltok. The ship banked to evade enormous giant ants. The shuttle team eventually discovered Karn, the last surviving Zeltok. When his home was attacked by an army of the ants, Galileo fired low-yield missiles to knock out some of them, but the battle was hopeless and Karn refused to be rescued. Galileo returned to the Enterprise just as the storm hit again and returned everyone to the 23rd century. (TOS comic: "Vibrations in Time")
Galileo also participated in an armed aerial battle with Tondusian strike craft along with three other shuttles. Commanded by Montgomery Scott aboard the Galileo (II), their mission was to rescue Kirk, Spock, Hikaru Sulu and Pavel Chekov, who had been captured on Tondus by Romulans. During the battle, one of the shuttles was hit and plummeted downward in flames. The other three got through, however, and successfully rescued the landing party. They also destroyed an invasion fleet primed for the Federation. (TOS comic: "The Marshall Plan")
- The other three shuttles were all depicted with Galileo NCC-1701/7 markings. The story did not identify which shuttle was hit during the battle, except that it was not Scott's ship.
In the 2260s, captured renegade exile Zar killed three crewmen in the shuttle bay and fled the Enterprise aboard shuttle NCC-1701/5. Kirk and Spock boarded Galileo, pursuing the rebel to his moon base Zettin with a task force that included NCC-1701/3 and an unspecified shuttle, all equipped with defensive force fields and missiles. Zar's reactivated robot army on Zettin fired at the shuttles with overwhelming firepower. Kirk launched missiles that were immediately detonated by the robot's attack — making the shuttles appear to have been destroyed, in order to retreat and reconnoiter. Kirk launched the shuttle's teleprobe rocket to gather telemetry on Zar's base. The three ships then resumed their attack in formation, successfully destroying Zar's bunker. (TOS comic: "The Void of Storms")
Kirk, Spock and Leonard McCoy landed Galileo onto the hangar deck of a mysterious space station shaped like a coffin. It was covered with a strange, hypnotic red moss that produced illusions of floating skulls and large monsters. The station's control room beamed the three officers via a long distance transporter to a Rome-like planet. The Enterprise was eventually able to transport the landing party back to the ship, but the space station itself vanished without a trace, taking the shuttle along with it. (TOS comic: "I, Emperor")
By 2269, the shuttle had either been recovered or replaced. In 2269, Lieutenant Ling boarded Galileo along with a chosen team of security officers to rescue a missing landing party on the Amusement Park planet. However, the Master Computer of the planet had taken control of the shuttle bay and refused to release the bay doors. (TAS - Log Three novelization: Once Upon a Planet)
- TOS comic: "The Mimicking Menace"
- TOS comic: "Vibrations in Time"
- TOS comic: "The Marshall Plan"
- TOS comic: "The Void of Storms"
- TOS comic: "I, Emperor"
- TAS - Log Three novelization: Once Upon a Planet
|Ships named Galileo|
|Federation, Starfleet||starships: USS Galileo (NCC-16600, Mission-class) • USS Galileo (Nebula-class) • small craft: Galileo (NCC-1701/1) • 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 (Enterprise-E shuttlecraft)|
| Federation, Starfleet|
|small craft: Galileo|| Terran Empire Starfleet |
|small craft: Galileo|| United Earth |
|USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) auxiliary craft|
|2240s-2264||Columbus (I) • Icarus • Kepler (2254) • Keppler (2264)|
|2260s five-year mission||NCC-1701/3 • NCC-1701/3 (II) • NCC-1701/4 • NCC-1701/4 (II) • NCC-1701/5 • NCC-1701/5A • NCC-1701/8 • NCC-1701/9 • NCC-1701/12 • Armstrong • Armstrong (II) • John Burke • Christopher • Columbus (I) • Copernicus (NCC-1701/7) • Copernicus (NCC-1701/12) • da Gama • Edwin Drake • Einstein • Ellis • Ericksen • Galileo (NCC-1701/1) • Galileo (I) • Galileo (II) • Galileo II • Caroline Herschel • Kepler (2270) • Leonardo (I) • Leonardo (II) • Mitrios • Niagara • Pursuit 1 • Pursuit 3 • Pursuit 4 • Pursuit 7 • Space Bug 4 • Space Bug 7 • Space Bug X-4 • Space Rescue Bug • Space Rescue Bug 5 • Sutherland|
|2270s-2280s||Brahe • Clarke • Columbus (II) • Conrad • Copernicus (NCC-1701/5) • Copernicus (two-man shuttle) • Galileo III • Gamow • Halley • Hawking • Herschel • Hoyle • Kahoutek • Kepler (2293) • Onizuka • Valgard • Zhang Sui|
|Class F shuttlecraft|
|Federation, Starfleet||NCC-1701/3 • NCC-1701/4 • NCC-1701/5 • NCC-1701/8 • NCC-1701/9 • NCC-6038/5 • NCC-K7 • Apollo • Armstrong (II) • Balboa • Bean • Christopher • Columbus • Conrad (USS Enterprise) • Conrad (Starbase 11) • Copernicus (USS Constellation) • Copernicus (NCC-1701/7) • da Gama • da Vinci • Einstein • Ellis • Galileo (2251) • Galileo (NCC-1701/1) • Galileo (2265-2267) • Galileo (2267-2268) • Galileo II • Guo Shoujing • Icarus • Kepler (USS Defiant) • Kepler (USS Endeavor) • Keppler • Leonardo (I) • Leonardo (II) • Masao • McAuliffe • Mitrios • Niagara • Picasso • Simone • Sutherland|
| Terran Empire, Starfleet|
|Bellarmine • Galileo|