This is part of a series that will present the registry numbers and names (and ship pennants) of notable Starfleet Vessels throughout the Star Trek franchise, starting at the beginning.
This is the ship that defines Star Trek. For nearly 50 years, the crew of the Starship Enterprise have amazed us with adventures and inspired us with their deeds – some say they are the finest crew that has ever been assembled, led by one of the most capable leaders Starfleet has ever produced. And the name of the ship is almost mythical with her going through several long-term exploratory missions. If anything, this ship and crew are the embodiment of what Starfleet stands for: a crew willing to defend what’s right and explore what’s new, and solving the bigger problems the universe holds.