Gliese 581 Expedition
STS 335 Vogt
The Space Transport Ship used for the Gliese Expedition
The STS 355 Vogt is named after and in honor of Steven Scott Vogt, an American astronomer whose main interest is the search for extrasolar planets. He is credited, along with R. Paul Butler, for discovering Gliese 581 g, the first potentially habitable planet outside of our own solar system.
This was actually the inspiration for this deep space explorer class ship. She’s an Explorer class ship that would spend years at a time on the “Rim” exploring, mapping, doing surveys of deep space and planets.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Vogt