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The name is perhaps an in-joke reference to the Terry Pratchett novel of the same name, which was also concerned with geo-terraforming (of a sort).

Since Strata are just a well known geological concept, this seems like a big reach. -- Capricorn (talk) 09:39, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

Not really, those kinds of in-jokes pop up all the time in Okudagrams, and the Okudas are big Pratchett fans. Frankly, naming a ship in this fashion if it isn't a Pratchett reference makes even less sense to me. It'd be like naming a ship the USS Molecule or USS Particle or something. But until something verifiable can be pointed to, in a reference book or an interview or something, yeah, it doesn't belong on the page. --TimPendragon (talk) 13:43, January 22, 2020 (UTC)
Unfortunately, verification will never happen on 95% of these matters. --Alan (talk) 13:57, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

All this in-joke stuff de-facto is just running on MA:COMMON in instead of the usual standards. I felt this one failed the common sense test because strata seems like such a logical name for a ship on a geological mission that both Star Trek and Pratchett probably arrived at it independently. Then again, the Okuda's being Terry Pratchett fans is news to me. I've never known them to reference anything by him before and that book is hardly what he's known for anyway. -- Capricorn (talk) 22:35, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

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