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Perhaps the most famous spacecraft in the history of space exploration the original U.S.S. Enterprise was a constitution-class vessel registry number NCC-1701. Launched in 2245 from the San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth the Enterprise was first commanded by Captain Robert April then by Captain Christopher Pike. Superbly equipped for research in deep space the Enterprise had 14 science labs. The ship achieved legendary status during the five-year mission commanded by Captain James T. Kirk from 2264 to 2269. The original Starship Enterprise was refitted several times during its lifetime most notably in 2270 when virtually every major system was upgraded a new bridge module was installed and the warp-drive nacelles were replaced. The ship was destroyed just prior to its scheduled retirement in 2285 by James Kirk who sought to prevent the ship from falling into Klingon hands during a rescue mission to recover the body of Captain Spock.
The original Starship Enterprise was designed by series art director Matt Jefferies. The motion picture version was designed by Mike Minor Joe Jennings Andrew Probert Douglas Trumbull and Harold Michelson.
TEXT EXCERPT FROM THE ORIGINAL PATENT:
Probert September 15 1981
The ornamental design for a toy spaceship substantially as shown and described.
Inventors: Probert; Andrew G. (El Segundo CA)
Assignee: Paramount Pictures Corporation (Los Angeles CA)
Filed: March 19 1979
References Cited [Referenced By]
Toys 2-1976 p. 128 "USS Enterprise".
Primary Examiner: Rademaker; Charles A.
Attorney Agent or Firm: Painter; Michael A.
FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a toy spaceship illustrating my new design;
FIG. 2 is a side elevational view thereof the side opposite being substantially a mirror image;
FIG. 3 is a bottom plan view thereof;
FIG. 4 is a front elevational view thereof; and
FIG. 5 is a rear elevational view thereof.