The Ship

USS APPLETON

The Odyssey Class Vessel

 

Length: 1062 Metres

Width: 374 Metres

Height: 148 Metres

 

Maximum Crew: 2,500

Propulsion: Standard Impulse Engines, Warp 9.99, Transwarp Drive, Quantum Slipstream Drive

Armaments: Phaser Arrays, Torpedo Launchers

Defences: Deflector Shields

Auxilliary Craft: One Aquarius Class Light Escort Vessel

 

Our Aquarius Class Light Escort is called the USS Hoyle.

Why Choose Us?

 

We are a group with experience of running meetings and making sure people have fun. We're not afraid to poke fun at ourselves, and we strive to make our gatherings inclusive for EVERY person who walks through our door. We want our crew to be happy, so their feedback is of the utmost importance to us, and we've learned to adapt on the fly to whatever our members throw at us (and the usual round of technical glitches, too!)

 

 

 

 

How We Got Our Name

 

Our ship is named after Sir Edward Victor Appleton, a scientist from Bradford who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1947 for proving the existence of the ionosphere.

 

His work helped Trans-Atlantic radio communication, allowed scientists to predict when the Aurora Borealis would cause radio blackouts, and paved the way for RADAR.

 

The uppermost layer of the ionosphere is named in his honour, and is the last layer a spaceship encounters before emerging into open space.

 

Our motto, "Rise to High Places" is a quote from one of the Reith Lectures that Appleton delivered in 1956, from the 6 part series entitled "Science and the Nation".

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