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Original Galileo Shuttle From Star Trek Up For Auction

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You a Star Trek fan? You got an extra twenty grand or so laying around, not being used for anything else? Want to own a one of a kind, if a bit haggard, piece of memorabilia? Then today might just be your lucky day. As it turns out, the original Galileo shuttle from Star Trek is up for auction.

Galileo Shuttle From Star Trek

Judging from these pictures the Galileo has seen better days. It looks like it’s been sitting in a backyard in Ohio for decades, exposed to the elements….

Perhaps it was left in a drafty garage with a leaky roof, forgotten for years until someone stumbled across it. The prop is missing some doors, windows, and a couple of thruster domes. You get the idea, it needs some restoration and TLC.

None of this is going to stop the sellers from trying to get twenty large for the shuttle. The craft is 24 feet long, 9 feet wide in front, 14 in back, and 9 feet tall. And apparently the ships present condition isn’t that big a roadblock to some potential buyers. At the time of this writing at least a couple of Trekkies have placed bids.

Galileo, bearing the registration number NCC-1701/7, appeared in the episode “The Galileo Seven” in the first season of the original Star Trek series. The craft, and the crew of seven it carries, become stranded on an alien planet. Their desperate plan to escape results in the demise of the shuttle and so, later on there was a Galileo II. This, however, is the original from which that episode drew its title.

This is an opportunity to gain some serious bragging rights among your buddies, assuming they all love Star Trek, too. The auction is going on now, and runs through June 28th. Get your own piece of Star Trek history by checking out the auction site for more information and photos.

Comments

  • Jack Herrington

    There is a long sad story to the shuttle and the many attempts that have been made to restore it and keep it preserved. http://www.startrek.com/article/the-shuttlecraft-galileo-part-2

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eddie-Boot/521607168 Eddie Boot

    Wow if I had the money I would grab it up and restore it, I live near Akron and shit, it’s an original prop!!!! All these years that thing was sitting there my dad owns a auto body repair show I would have restored that thing for free to be part of Trek history.

    I hope someone worthy will buy it and preserve it. If I had the money I would restore it and donate it to the air and space museum in D.C. where the original Enterprise prop is. Seriously that thing is a piece of history, it’s extremely rare anything from TOS comes around even if it’s in as bad as shape as the Galileo. And it deserves to be in a museum to ST fans from around the world can appreciate it.