As you may or may not be aware, the Navy is decommissioning the USS Enterprise, CVN-65. This would mean there would be no USS Enterprise in the US Navy, something that hasn’t happened for many decades, and a sore point for us die-hard Trekkies.
Good news! The Navy has announced that the 3rd ship in the new Gerald R Ford-class of aircraft carriers, bearing pennant number 80, will be the USS Enterprise! Here is the story from MSNBC.MSN.com: “Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday via video message at the USS Enterprise inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.”
As that old saying goes, “There will always be an Enterprise“. May she and her future crews truly Live Long and Prosper!