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USS Columbia

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The '''USS ''Columbia''''' (NCC-85279) is a {{c|Nebula}} starship named in honor of the Earth space shuttle ''Columbia'', which was the first space shuttle launched into space and a pioneer in Earth's early space history. USS ''Columbia'' left drydock almost exactly four centuries after her ancestor entered Earth's orbit for the first time.
[[Image:columbiawiki.jpg|left|thumb|{{cMotto - Active|There are always possibilities.|ICON=Nebula-icon1.gif|link=Columbia_Dedication_Plaque}}  Named for the first NASA space shuttle to be launched into Earth orbit, the '''USS ''Columbia'']]Commissioning of the new starship ''Columbia'' marked (NCC-85279) is a change for {{c|Nebula}} Long Term Deep Space Exploration & Reconnaissance Explorer. It is presently assigned to the distant [[StarfleetSagittarius Reach]]. With along the galactic edge and is under the command of Captain [[Dominion WarTheo Whittaker]] long over and peace talks with the . Commander [[Romulan Star EmpireJarred Thoran]] progressing, StarFleet shifted construction of its vessels away from wartime duty and toward its primary mission of exploration. The existing {{c|Nebula}} design facilitated this change in missionserves as it’s Executive Officer.
Originally launched in 2382 as part of a Starfleet initiative to return to the peaceful exploration of space after over a decade of strife with the Borg, the [[Dominion]] and other external threats, the ''Columbia'' eschewed was originally assigned to explore the battle capabilities of some more recent vessels; she Gamma Quadrant before it was reassigned to [[StarBase 118]] as it’s primary support vessel, where it remained in service until 2390 when it was instead well equipped with some severely damaged during the course of the latest breaking an assignment and largely untested Starfleet technology. What Columbia lacked put into drydock for extensive repairs in offensive firepower, she made up with technological advancementrefits.
While she served through 2382 These repairs and part of 2383 as an exploration vessel, she refits were completed by mid-2391 and command was soon reassigned, with her crew, given to Captain [[StarBase 118 OperationsBen Livingston|Benjamin Livingston]]. She was active as Assigned to the field ship in that capacityTrinity-Serellan Defence Fleet, ''Columbia'' sported a new bridge module, until 2384enhanced sensor capabilities, when she was put into dry-dock for a review of her warp systemsadditional support craft and other system upgrades. Following the failed attempt at creating an artificial wormhole for incredibly fast interstellar travelBy 2392, command of the ''Columbia'' had passed to Commander [[Brek]] before the vessel was severely damaged. After limping back ordered to return to StarBase 118, Captain [[Mal AvatarUtopia Planitia Fleet Yards|Utopia Planitia]] for further upgrades and his crew were transferred to StarBase 118testing at the end of the year.
'In September 2393, the 'Columbia's'' active service in support of was once again reassigned to [[StarBase 118 came to a violent end in 2390 when ]] as the primary support vessel for the Trojan-II class space station and placed under the ship was severely damaged during a captaincy of [[Starbase 118 The Odyssey Project|missionSal Taybrim]]where it served for over a year with distinction, seeing action against the resurgent forces of the Orion Syndicate in the Trinity Sector. Extensive repairs were requiredIn the December of 2394, and Starfleet took the opportunity vessel was seconded to refit the ship with upgraded systems [[Andaris Task Force]] and modules, including a new bridge module, expanded sensor capability, additional support craft, and other system upgradesupon arrival at [[Deep Space 26]] ordered to undergo its most extensive refits yet.
On stardate 239107.14, Commander Work on the ship continued until mid-2395 when it was placed into active service once again and assigned to the [[Ben LivingstonSagittarius Reach]] took on a mission of long term space exploration under the command of Captain [[Theo Whittaker|Whittaker]]. ''Columbia'' as now features an entirely new bridge module and Captain’s Yacht, an uprated propulsion system that allows it set out on to reach a new mission maximum speed of explorationWarp 9. After an ill9, a state-of-the-fated mission where Captain Livingston was grievously injured art sensor suite based off of those found aboard {{C|Luna}} starships, cutting edge medical facilities and transferred to Starbase 118 for medical treatment, Commander Brek temporarily took command - perhaps most importantly- greatly expanded scientific facilities and the Columbia flew for 2 more missions before she was decommissioned on 239211.12laboratories. She returned to Earth for repairs These additions and upgrades before returning allow the ''Columbia'' to StarBase 118 as it's primary support ship on 239309.18 under the command operate independent of Captain [[Sal Taybrim]] Starfleet facilities and Lt. Commander [[Theo Whittaker]]outposts for up to five years.
In late 2394 the vessel was again reassigned along with Commander <br/><center>[[Theo Whittaker]] to the [[Andaris Task ForceFile:ColumbiaMissingInAction-OrbitingVadhavul.jpg|900px]] in the [[Par'tha Expanse]].</center>
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