U.S.S. Excelsior
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U.S.S. Excelsior - Top view NX-2000 is the registry number for the U.S.S. Excelsior, a starship from Star Trek. The first of her class, commissioned in 2284, the Excelsior was the testbed for a transwarp drive. However, "the great experiment" failed. U.S.S. Excelsior was refitted with a standard warp engine and given a new registry number, NCC-2000. Captain Hikaru Sulu was given command shortly after. Excelsior class starships are arguably the most common in StarFleet. Thanks to its successful spaceframe design, some remained in service a century after the first commissioning. U.S.S. Excelsior has appeared in Star Trek III: TSFS, Star Trek IV: TVH, and Star Trek VI: TUC. It also appeared in the Star Trek Voyager episode "Flashback."

The ship is 511 meters long and 196 meters wide. Excelsior carries 750 officers and crew. She can maintain warp 9.6 for a maximum of 12 hours.

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Picture of the Excelsior's Bridge - 86 kb
Picture of the Excelsior's dedication plaque - 27 kb
Excelsior's exterior schematics - 43 kb