This question is rather silly, but I found myself wondering about it.
In the final episode of Voyager, Future Janeway tells "Present Janeway" that Voyager is a museum on the Presidio. But even with all of the time travel mumbo jumbo involved in that episode, is the USS Voyager really being used as a museum, with Janway's ready room as an attraction?
When they returned to Earth it was still a fully functional starship...probably with enhancements made by the crew...its not like it was totally useless or banged up so much it couldn't be kept in service. (and if it was, then it wouldn't be "Janeway's Ready Room" anymore, would it...because I find it hard to believe that she would stay in command after a hellish 7 year journey...unless she's a masochist)
I'm on the fence with this myself. I can see Starfleet wanting to preserve the ship for history's sake, (like the USS Constitution in Baltimore) and wanting to keep it in service.
Of course, maybe as a museum there are holovids about the curators talking about the ship being haunted by the ghosts of dead crewmembers. like the Constitution.
"I was making my rounds before closing the ship/museum up for the day....and when I walkied into the Engine Room there was the ghost of Lt. Carey! He said ' I only had a few more episodes and I'd woulda made it home'...and he disappeared!"
Mmmm? What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?
Admiral Janeway is talking about her Voyager. Bring it back to earth was ajourney of 23 years. So, yeah after 30 years of service, and specially this kind of service, the Voyager was transformed into a museum.
Why u want the poor ship, used and abused so many times, to keep working after 3 decades?
Perhaps the "time travel mumbo jumbo" is making u believe that Captain Janeway's Voyager was the one used as museum.
Well, Voyager was the first Starfleet ship to extensively travel in the Delta Quadrant. That's probably worth something just for historical value. If you've ever been to the Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian, you see the same kind of thing.
Not really the answer to your question, but USS Constitution is in Boston; the USS Constellation is in Baltimore.
They are also sea worthy and at dock.
Nobody decided they should be put at The Mall in Washington, Voyager was 343 meters so even it can fit in Presidio somehow its still absurd ... another example of Janeway overinflated ego and god complex.
... Among other things ...
Now if you want to know what happened ... in the novels Chakotay because her captain as she present on the Destiny series (that was in 2381), afterwards in the novel "Full Circle" Afsarah Eden became her Captain (Chakotay resigned).
STO puts her still around in 2402 in Path to 2409.
Who says the ship was decommissioned right after it got back? It could've run some missions in the Alpha/Beta Quadrant before getting inactivated.
No one said that, but consider this:
After the 7 year journey...and they didn't expect to get back in 7 years....The Voyager would have been crewed by others if still in use. Sure in fantasy land, you can say the crew wanted to stay, Janeway decided to stay as captain before being promoted to admiral, but not only is that unrealistic even for a science fiction series...it would make Starfleet look even more idiotic than I thought possible.
So if I'm a starfleet officer up for a command and they give me the USS Voyager...well, sure I'd be "what an honor!" but the Ready Room is mine now. Janeway's statement that it lacked authenticity would be correct...because nothing would be same after another captain took over. Trust me...I'm retiring but after 23 years in the military every time a new commander took over things changed..
Of course we don't know what happened unless someone finds a canon source. But if they let me write it (or amend Janesway's lines about it in "Endgame") I'd say the ship was never decommissioned. The Constellation is still commissioned IIRC. But its not in the Presidio, its in spacedock orbiting the planet. With the tech in trek, its not like museum goers couldn't beam up or take a shuttle to visit the Voyager museum.
I imagine that the ship itself would not be put back into service. It would probably be examined bow to stern. All the way down to metallurgical analysis to see what it was exposed to in the delta quadrant and how the materials used to the construct the ship held up. All the hacks and tricks they pulled would be fully investigated to see the effects on the ships systems, to see what they could learn for new technology, etc etc. The study would probably take a few years and by then they would probably mothball it and then make it a museum.
Also who's to say that another crew doesn't take it out and pal around for another 20 years and then they turn it into a museum where they restore it to what it was on return.
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