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The Galileo (NCC-1701/1) was a Federation class F shuttlecraft in service to Starfleet in the 23rd century. The shuttle was assigned to the Federation starship USS Enterprise in the 2260s.

This vessel had shields and was armed with low-yield missiles. It also was fitted with a tele-probe rocket and a small helicopter probe fitted with sensors to transmit telemetry. (TOS comic: "The Void of Storms")

Service history

A Tactisian duplicate of Galileo.

In 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 tele-probe 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)




Ships named Galileo
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Federation, Starfleet
(Kelvin timeline)
small craft: Galileo Emblem of the United Federation of Planets. Terran Empire Starfleet
(mirror universe)
small craft: Galileo Seal of the Terran Empire. United Earth
(alternate reality)
Galileo (transport) Seal of United Earth.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) auxiliary craft
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Class F shuttlecraft
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Terran Empire, Starfleet
(mirror universe)
BellarmineGalileo Seal of the Terran Empire.