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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
08-24-2011, 12:49 AM
Originally Posted by Cosmic_One View Post
Yes, the Galaxy has more mass: 3.28 million mt versus the Sovereigns 2.72 million mt. But most of the Galaxy's size comes from the saucer - designed to carry 1,000 civilian family members. I always thought having all the families on board was just stupid: especially considering how seldom Picard would separate the saucer to protect all those civilians.
Think of the saucer section as a space age air bag or something, it was the largest part of the ship (Or at very least presented a huge target) so the true motive was probably not 'they can take their families with them' but more "sweet, human shields we dont even have to enlist"