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The USS Grissom (NCC-42857) was an Excelsior-class explorer serving in the 24th century. The Grissom was named for Gus Grissom, an American astronaut killed during an accidental spacecraft fire in 1967.

In 2333, the Grissom was sent to help the USS Stargazer with the USS Antares and the USS Reliant. (STA novel: Gauntlet)

Command of the Grissom was given to Captain Norman Kenyon after he lost his wife aboard the USS Harriman in 2365. (CT novel: Once Burned)

In 2366, the Grissom encountered the IRW Hiyll'aeh, a Romulan warbird, while testing a new sensor probe created by Lieutenant Katerina Mueller. The Grissom was able to escape the Romulans by burying themselves inside a comet. Afterwards, the Grissom went to Starbase 65. (NF short story: "Performance Appraisal")

Later that same year, the Grissom was in the Sigma Erandi star system, when the USS Enterprise-D requested their assistance at Beta Agni II. (TNG episode: "The Most Toys")

In 2368, first officer Paullina Simons was offered her own command, and Commander Mackenzie Calhoun was assigned as her replacement. While on serving on the vessel, Commander Calhoun developed a relationship with Katrina Mueller. Soon thereafter, Grissom was sent on a diplomatic mission to Anzibar. Kenyon's brother Byron and his daughter Stephanie, both Federation diplomats, were killed by the Dufaux leader Kradius. The loss of his family drove Captain Kenyon insane, and eventually led to his suicide. (CT novel: Once Burned)

The Grissom was destroyed at the Battle of Ricktor Prime in 2375 during the Dominion War. Only six crew members survived, one of them being longtime science officer Lieutenant Chu'lak (TNG short story: "Four Lights", DS9 episode: "Field of Fire")


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The USS Grissom (NCC-42857) was an Excelsior-class Federation starship in service during the 24th century.

Near the Sigma Eridani system in 2366, the Grissom stood by to supply additional hytrilium to the USS Enterprise-D during its mission to Beta Angi II. (TNG: "The Most Toys")

Commander Mackenzie Calhoun was the first officer aboard the Grissom in 2368, under the command of Captain Norman Kenyon. A year later, after a disastrous mission, Kenyon committed suicide and Calhoun resigned from Starfleet. (NF novel: Once Burned)

The ship fought in the Dominion War, meeting its demise during the Battle of Ricktor Prime in 2375. All but six of a crew of 1,250 were lost; Lieutenant Chu'lak was one of the survivors. (DS9: "Field of Fire")

During the battle the Grissom served as the flagship of Admiral Hannah Stallsey. (LUG RPG: The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)

In the Pendragon timeline, the Grissom participated in Admiral James Leyton's fleet defending Earth against Operation Return during the Federation Civil War.

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