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The Yosemite, also known as Shuttle 4, was a Federation Type 6A shuttlecraft that was in service to Starfleet in the late 24th century, attached to the USS Cerritos.

In 2380, this shuttle transported Ensign D'Vana Tendi aboard the Cerritos following her assignment to the ship. (LD: "Second Contact")

Later, the shuttle was utilized by Ensigns Brad Boimler and Beckett Mariner to transport General K'orin to a peace conference on Tulgana IV. During this, K'orin stole the shuttle, forcing the two ensigns to work together to track it down. (LD: "Envoys")

Following this, Commander Jack Ransom used this shuttle for a diplomatic mission to the planet Gelrak V. However the mission turned sour when the team presented a fertility totem from the planet Mavok Prime, an accident caused by the crew's prohibition from buffer time. The away team was attacked and captured, but after Ransom won a trial by combat, the team was released and returned to the ship on the Yosemite. (LD: "Temporal Edict")

The shuttle was also used to transport Mariner, Boimler, Sam Rutherford, and D'Vana Tendi to the USS Vancouver, so that Mariner and Boimler could meet Barbara Brinson and Rutherford and Tendi could admire the Vancouver's advanced systems. (LD: "Cupid's Errant Arrow")

In 2381, Tendi and Mariner took the Yosemite to Qualor II to retrieve a Caitian libido post for Doctor T'Ana. After they accidentally broke the post, they traveled to Starbase Earhart and an Orion Pirate Outpost in a failed effort to repair it. As a final attempt to justify the damage to the post, Mariner set the Yosemite on a collision course with the Cerritos; the shuttle bounced harmlessly off the Cerritos's shields, sustaining minor damage to its forward section. Afterward, Mariner claimed to Ransom that a bee had somehow entered the shuttle and flown at her face. (LD: "We'll Always Have Tom Paris")

Later that year, Mariner and Boimler transported the evil computer AGIMUS back to the Daystrom Institute on Earth aboard the Yosemite. En route, the shuttle entered the gravimetric shear caused by a gravity well, which disabled the shuttle's systems, and caused it to crash land on a nearby desert planet. As a result of the crash, Mariner fractured her arm, and the shuttle's replicator malfunctioned and would only replicate black licorice.

While they awaited their rescue, they built a canopy off of the shuttle's starboard entry hatch, meanwhile ignoring the evil computer's offer to assist in accessing the shuttle's systems. Among it's offers were for it to be connected to one of the shuttle's engineering conduits in order to "whip up a sonic shower".

When a large carnivorous animal encroached on their encampment they sought refuge in the shuttle, but were unable to save their rations, which had been placed outside and devoured by the predator. The following day, they were ultimately forced to abandon the shuttle as they sought out food and water elsewhere on the planet. (LD: "Where Pleasant Fountains Lie")

The shuttlecraft was unsalvageable and was subsequently replaced by the Yosemite II. (LD: "Grounded")



Background information[]

As with the other shuttles assigned to the Cerritos, this shuttle is named for a National Park located in California, namely Yosemite National Park.

In an apparent VFX error, the Yosemite appears briefly among the ships gathered above Lapeeria at the end of LD: "First First Contact", though its name is only visible for a moment.

It would ultimately be replaced by the Yosemite II in "Grounded".