Model, Star Trek, Starship Enterprise

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Richard G. Van Treuren

Materials

  • Plastic - polystyrene
  • Wood
  • Paint
  • Adhesive

Dimensions

  • 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.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Science Fiction

Inventory Number

A19750603000