As you may know, nx_2000 is my standard user name. What does that mean? Read on.
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."
Picture of the Excelsior's dedication plaque - 27 kb
Excelsior's exterior schematics - 43 kb