The USS Gemini is currently under the command of Captain Liam Frost, patrolling the frontiers of Federation space and pushing past the boundaries of explored space.
The Gemini Space Program was NASA's program to bridge the gap between Project Mercury, the first American manned spaceflight, and Project Apollo, which would complete the goal of landing a man on the surface of the Moon. Project Gemini proved the feasibility of many of the techniques that would be essential for the Apollo project to succeed. Most importantly, they proved that humans could survive in the confines of a spacecraft for the 14 days that it was estimated would be needed for a round trip to the moon.
The USS Gemini is among the first of a new line of ships, the Dakota class. The Dakota is the evolution of the Cheyenne class, but upgraded to reflect nearly three decades of technological development. Weapons, defensive systems, engines and sensor suites have all been upgraded to serve effectively in a variety of roles. The Dakota class is designed to provide Starfleet with a multi-mission capable platform. Described as the workhorse of the modern fleet, it is capable of carrying out diplomatic and exploration missions. with a minimum of support. While not as powerful as a combat vessel such as the Sovereign or Achilles classes, it is capable of providing effective support in the defense of Federation interests, and is capable of defending itself from potential threats that can sometimes come from exploring the unknown.
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