In his first-ever interview, Mark Rademaker—designer of the Vesta-class/ U.S.S. Aventine from the Star Trek: Destiny novels—joins Brandon, Robbie, and special Guest Host James Lee this week to talk about his legendary ship. They spoke about how the Vesta came to be, what went into designing it, its unique capabilities, and mechanics of its quantum slipstream drive. An expanded chat with Mark is exclusively available to our patrons at or above the Constitution-class tieron Patreon. Also, answers to this week's Community Q are discussed, a new question is announced, and this week's All Hands on Deck Drill training plans the community sent in are reviewed. Hailing frequencies are always open at www.shiptalkingpod.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.