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|Base Hull||OV-200 series Space Shuttle|
|Drive Type||x3 ion drives|
|Primary Manufacturer||Artemis Foundation (licensee)|
|Flag of Record||Sagan Town, 2709 Sagan|
|Launched||31 October 2015|
|Purpose||Research, popularization of science|
|Primary Crew||Varies, depending on mission|
|Other Crew||Jacques (AI)|
The first Shuttle built at the Ley shipyard, and the first Artemis Foundation Shuttle other than the Three Graces not assigned to a particular station.
- Good Morning Starshine II: The Class Quirk for this model ship. Similar to the class quirk displayed by the Three Graces, the OV-200 Orbiters need music played at the beginning of each workday in order to function at peak efficiency. Unlike the Graces, the same song can be reused (no more than three times in a row per any given month), but each Orbiter needs a distinct genre of music played for the best possible effect. As one would expect, Calypso likes calypso music.
- Guest Speaker: The ship's AI, Jacques, is patterned after undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Like M. Cousteau, Jacques is a popularizer of science and often serves as a visiting lecturer at various schools, and holds the occasional class within his hull.
Launched near the end of 2015, Calypso's first mission was the exploration of the Zeta Tucanae system. The ship's crew for that mission were Dr. Ulick Halvarsen (Commander, holds a PhD in astrophysics), Bardo MacInnis (pilot), Anjelo Garcia (engineer), Miyuri Akisato (astronomer), Destinee LaCroux (physicist), Herrick Feingold (cartographer), Dr. Rhiannon MacKenzie (medic), Larry, Moe, and Curly (AI Autonomous Survey Scouts).
The ship has gone on to the goodwill circuit since then, but there are plans to send Calypso on another exploration mission soon.