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Just for fun....

I notice on the Area 51 page for a proposal in beta, there is a graphic of a spaceship whose call sign is "USS-SE-1701":

The Starship Stack Exchange?

What is the significance of "1701"?

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Presumably the SE is for stackexchange? – Rory Mar 17 '12 at 19:11
This is a question for – kiamlaluno Mar 17 '12 at 19:47
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The number 1701 is a reference to the USS Enterprise of Star Trek fame, which is designated NCC-1701 in the original canon.

Of course, NCC is replaced with SE, which stands for Stack Exchange. After all, that rocket looks nothing like the Enterprise :)

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