Away team (Star Trek term)

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In the Star Trek fictional universe, an away team is a term used by Starfleet for an extravehicular operation to another spacecraft or the surface of a planet.[1] The Operations Management Officer (Ops) helps to coordinate the away team.[2] The term was first used on Star Trek: The Next Generation to refer to what The Original Series called a landing party or a boarding party.[1][3] Away teams usually feature at least one "redshirt".

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  1. ^ a b Okuda, Michael; Denise Okuda; Debbie Mirek (2011). "Away team". The Star Trek Encyclopedia. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1451646887.
  2. ^ Sternback, Rick; Michael Okuda (1991). "Operations Management". Star Trek: The Next Generation: Technical Manual. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1439108560.
  3. ^ Erdmann, Terry J. (2008). Star Trek 101: A Practical Guide to Who, What, Where, and Why. Simon & Schuster. p. 76. ISBN 143911787X