Launch Shuttlecraft: Star Trek’s Galileo Restored

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The Galileo shuttlecraft from the original Star Trek series survived the harsh vacuum of space and alien attacks, at least on a soundstage, but didn't fare so well for the next 45 years stashed on back lots and outside in storage yards. Luckily, a group of dedicated fans took on the project of restoring the crumbling set piece with the help of actual ship builders. The video starts with some clips from Star Trek, and the restoration itself starts at about 5:30. The fully restored Galileo looks fantastic, and is going to be available for anyone to see because the group donated the shuttlecraft to NASA's Visitor Center at the Houston Space Center.

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ebergh

Wow, Live long and prosper, Adam and Leslie Schneider! Thanks!
-eb

geoduck

The Galileo shuttlecraft from the original Star Trek series survived the harsh vacuum of space and alien attacks

Not to mention getting beaten on with boulders by giant ape-men on Taurus II. (Galileo Seven)

wab95

Great stuff, Jeff.

I believe this got discussed at some length on the Mission Log podcast (@missionlogpod, Twitter).

John Champion and Ken Ray also discussed the fact that the shuttle, not unlike a certain Doctor’s Tardis, appears to be larger on the inside than on the outside (note the size of the faces in the window screen shots with the heads near the roof, vs the inside shots with crews being able stand and walk about upright in others).

Still, glad it was restored. Now all is right with at least that piece of the universe.

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