Hawking, Shuttlecraft

Caption: A tractor beam locks on to Shuttlecraft Hawking

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Episode: TNG 197 - Host, The

In 2367, this shuttle, from the Enterprise-D, carried Ambassador Odan to Peliar Zel. The flight was cut short to what soon became an aborted peace conference.

The shuttle is named for renowned Earth scientist Stephen Hawking, a 20th century mathematical physicist whom Data included in a poker game on the Holodeck.