The Heinlein was a Federation Type 15 shuttlepod that was in service with Starfleet in the mid-24th century, attached to the USS Enterprise-D. It was shuttlepod number 08.

Early in 2366, the Heinlein was listed on the shuttlebay operations display as being tested in Hangar 2. (TNG: "Evolution", okudagram)

This shuttlepod was only mentioned in writing.
A photograph of a Type 7 shuttlecraft labeled Heinlein appeared in a magazine published by Starlog for The Next Generation.
The shuttlepod is likely named for science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein, known for Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers.
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