If a group of Star Trek fans has its way, a piece of Star Trek history will soon be in their possession.
The group in question is The Federation, formerly known as the International Federation of Trekkers.
The prop is the Galileo shuttlecraft, seen in original series episodes such as The Galileo Seven, and it will be auctioned off next month. The Federation President Russ Haslage would like to purchase the rather dilapidated former shuttlecraft and have it restored.
“Galileo is one of the few authentic parts of the original series,” said Haslage. “She’s a star of a few episodes and maybe even more importantly, she is part of Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. Galileo is almost fifty years old. She deserves to be saved after being neglected for so long.”
The selling price of the Galileo may go as high as $100,000, in spite of its condition. Haslage plans on having a group of fans pool together money to purchase the prop, with each receiving certificates of ownership. Fans in the group will be part of decisions made on what to do with the shuttle, if they win the auction.
Source: Airlock Alpha