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About the USS Apollo-A

The USS Apollo-A is currently under the command of Rear Admiral Renos, leading some of the finest crew Starfleet has to give into the far reaches of unexplored deep space.

The Apollo space program was a vision come to life when the Apollo 11 crew landed on the surface of Earth's moon. For decades, it stood alone as the single greatest achievement in deep space exploration. On the heels of the program, mankind was tested to push themselves harder, and further into space.

On stardate 238902.03, the Achilles class predecessor, USS Apollo, launched with a mission of peace and exploration of the far reaches of the Beta Quadrant, near the Typhon Sector. Sadly, on stardate 239104.19, the ship was lost in battle against two Borg Cubes. The crew of the Apollo were on a classified mission and had to prevent a potentially dangerous substance from falling in Borg hands.

In the ashes of the incident, the crew was eventually reassigned to the next iteration of the namesake. The Odyssey class, USS Apollo-A launched from Utopia Planitia on stardate 239109.04. The ship was the newest and largest ever constructed by Starfleet. With her size, came a responsibility of the same size. Picking up where the original USS Apollo left off, the successor departed for the Typhon Sector to boldly go where no one has gone before.

With a mandate for deep space exploration, the Apollo-A would use her slipstream drive to extend Federation relations to systems unknown. They would act as an ambassador of peace, as they charted more of the universe.

Following the return of the Intrepid class, USS Voyager from the Delta Quadrant, Starfleet initiated Project Full Circle. In 2381 the first ships set off for the Delta Quadrant. Following their success, Starfleet decided to follow up with a second wave of ships, which included the Horizon class, USS Darwin-A and Defiant class, USS Triumphant, in an attempt to extend Federation relations into the quadrant. This led to the creation of Outpost Unity, which was build in a joint collaboration between Starfleet and the Talaxians. The Triumphant was reassigned to other duties in the Beta Quadrant, while the Darwin and its commanding officer headed up a new Task Force in the Par'tha Expanse.

Starfleet Command is now ready to initiate the next phase of Project Full Circle. After years spent exploring and charting the Thyphon Expanse, the USS Apollo-A was reassigned to the new frontier, and on On Stardate 239509.25, it launched with a new commanding officer and crew. Rear Admiral Renos, who has considerable experience in frontier space and commanded the Darwin-A during its mission in the Delta Quadrant, was deemed the ideal candidate to lead the new mission. Their primary mission will be to explore strange new worlds, seek out new civilisations and boldly go where no one has gone before.