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Challenger crawling to the launch pad
|Base Hull||OV-200 series Space Shuttle|
|Drive Type||x3 ion drives|
|Primary Manufacturer||Hephaestus Mining and Metalworking, Unltd. (licensee)|
|Flag of Record||Artemis Foundation|
|Launched||27 February 2015|
|Purpose||Research, support for Station McAuliffe|
|Primary Crew||Varies, depending on mission|
Shizuka Hayama (Chief Mechanic)
|Other Crew||Nares (AI)|
- 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; Challenger requires a sea shanty every morning.
- What have we discovered today? The ship's AI patterns himself after Captain George Strong Nares, commander of the Challenger Expedition of 1872-76 that cataloged over 4,000 previously unknown species. Nares is happiest when this Challenger is exploring.
- People come, people go, but one remains: Despite the official policy of completely rotating the entire crew after every mission, Chief Mechanic Hayama has been on every Challenger flight since she was first assigned to the ship.
Artemis Foundation's Challenger crew patch