The USS Katherine Johnson . . .
is a Luna-class starship, built at the San Francisco Fleet Yards - Earth orbit. The Katherine Johnson's mission is primarily scientific research and deep space exploration. These "Ships of the Line" featured many of Star Fleet's newest and experimental designs. With a length of 454m and a width of 204m this ship is larger than one of its predecessors, the Intrepid-Class. The Luna-Class is designed to operate with a crew of 350 officers and crew members. The Luna-Class has a cruising speed of warp factor 8 and a maximum emergency speed of warp 9.975. The Luna-Class utilizes a new double refracting warp core matrix with twin intermix chambers. The Luna-Class' exceptional environmental systems allows for a far more diverse crew than was possible in earlier starship designs. At the time of her launch in 2379, she had one of the most diverse crews (human/non-human mix) shipped in all of Star Fleet.