The Pike was a Federation type-15 shuttlepod vehicle in service to Starfleet in the late 24th century. In the 2360s, Pike was assigned to the USS Enterprise-D, as pod number twelve.
In 2366, the Pike exploded, due to the sabotage of Kivas Fajo and his assistant, Varria. Its last pilot (and survivor) was Lieutenant Commander Data (TNG episode: "The Most Toys").
The Pike was named in honor for one of the first COs of the Enterprise, Capt. Christopher Pike.