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History:

The USS Galaxy was built in 2357 at the Utopia Planitia ship yards on Mars. Designed to be the state of the art exploration Starship, the Galaxy class was an enthusiastic effort. The Starship was commissioned in 2360 as the USS Galaxy NX-70637. It's Captain was the decorated Vulcan, Captain Shoak.

The USS Galaxy was a great success under the command of Captain Shoak. However, great expense over runs put the Galaxy class project in jeopardy. In late 2360, Captain Shoak was pivotal in getting Starfleet command to use the a Galaxy class ship as the platform for the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D. The Enterprise was originally slated to become the Enterprise class ship, using the cheaper Nebula platform. Captain Shoak argued that the flag ship of the federation should be the best ship Starfleet could build, and the Galaxy class was it. Captain Shoak was successful. The Enterprise became a Galaxy class Starship and breathed new life into the Galaxy class project. But in so doing, Captain Shoak diminished the uniqueness of his own vessel. Now the Federation wanted to keep the Enterprise in the Alpha quadrant, since it was the flag ship, and assigned the USS Galaxy, now rid of all the developmental and design problems, out on deep space exploration.

The USS Galaxy was assigned to the boarder of the Alpha and Gamma quadrants. There it carried out it's mission of space exploration and charting. For many years the USS Galaxy carried out it's mission under the loyal crew and command of the Vulcan Captain. But the USS Galaxy received none of the glory or fanfare that the USS Enterprise-D received, being the Flag ship of the Federation and stationed in the Alpha quadrant.

In 2371, When the USS Enterprise-D was lost on Veridian III, The USS Galaxy once again became the premier Galaxy class Starship. With the recent Borg threat to the Federation, and the lack of powerful Starships as a result of the loss at Wolf 359, the USS Galaxy was restationed back in the Alpha quadrant where it could more readily defend the Federation planets from any outside threats.

Just three months after the loss of the Enterprise-D, Captain Shoak was diagnosed with Bendii Syndrome and retired from Starfleet to return to the planet Vulcan. His command of the USS Galaxy was turned over to his first officer, Robert Edward Lee Price, who is currently the Captain of the USS Galaxy.

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Refitting:

Shortly after Captain Shoak was diagnosed and retired, The USS Galaxy returned to Utopia Planitia fleet yards, Mars for it's first major refitting. Lead by project leader Dr. Leah Brahms from the Daystrom Institute of Technology, the modifications were based on new technologies and designed to make the Starship more capable of defending the Federation from outside attackers. (Like the Borg). The new systems included a new Matter/Anti-Matter reactor chamber design, upgraded Warp power conduits to the Warp nacelles, improved shielding generators, thermal armor plating in key areas, variable pulse-phaser arrays, and a refitting of the photon torpedo launchers to accept standard photon torpedoes and the new Quantum torpedoes.

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New Crew:

Because the refitting of the USS Galaxy was scheduled to take a year to complete, and Starfleet's current lack of qualified, experienced officers as a result of recent battles like Wolf 359, the senior staff and most of the original crew of the USS Galaxy were all reassigned throughout Starfleet. Captain Price remained at Utopia Planitia Fleet yards on Mars as an advisor to the USS Galaxy refit. Under project leader Dr. Leah Brahms, Captain Price familiarized himself with all of the new systems installed on the Starship.

As the refitting neared completion, Captain Price began to restaff his crew. Starfleet, still short on experienced officers had only a few ranking officers and a bunch of fresh, Starfleet graduates to man the USS Galaxy as she readied for her shake down flight testing of the refit, supervised by Dr. Leah Brahms. After two more months of testing and tuning not only the Starship, but also the crew, The USS Galaxy is now ready to start it's next tour of duty in the Alpha quadrant.

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The adventures of the USS Galaxy AES Email Sim can be enjoyed right from this website. Simply enter the Data Logs area and read the latest entries and missions.

Presently the USS Galaxy is not accepting any new writers onto the crew. But please visit AES to find dozens of similar PBeM simulations that would be happy to accept new role players to write with.

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