Model, Star Trek, Starship Enterprise

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This commercial model of the USS Starship Enterprise featured in the "Star Trek" TV series broadcast on NBC from 1966-1969 was built from a kit produced by AMT Corp.
The Enterprise was meant to travel many times beyond light speed and was powered by a controlled matter/anti-matter system, a propulsion concept "stretched" from a then accepted theory. The fictional ship grossed 190,000 tons, had a length of 947 feet, a 417 feet in diameter for the primary saucer-shaped hull comprising 11 decks, and had a crew complement of 430.
The donor, Richard G. Van Treuren, built and modified the AMT kit while serving at sea aboard the naval aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kitty Hawk (CV-63) before donating it to the Museum in 1973.
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Credit Line
Gift of Richard G. Van Treuren
Country of Origin
United States of America
Plastic - polystyrene
Model: 44.8 x 20 x 10.8cm (17 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 1/4 in.)
Storage (w/ stand): 58.4 x 22.9 x 14cm (23 x 9 x 5 1/2 in.)
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