SS TsiolkovskyEdit

I changed the SS Tsiolkovsky from cyrillic to english characters. I don't remember the episode ever saying it was a Russian ship, and not a federation ship, and you can't go by the name. Tsiolkovsky was a pioneer in the history of space travel, among the first to right about the ideas of space stations, vaccuums, and liquid fueled rockets. Therefore, it would make sense for any federation ship to be named after him. The name does not suggest Russian. Even if this was a Russian ship, in an encyclopedia you still use the alphabet most common to your readers. We don't name klingon ships in klingon characters, why would we name Russian ships in cyrillic? Also, why do we think this was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome? This is never stated in dialogue. Where is this coming from? Is this another assumption from the name? How do we even know that Baikonur i still in use in the 24th century? --OuroborosCobra 00:05, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Take a look here and your questions shall be answered: File:Tsiolkovsky plaque.jpg --Jörg 00:14, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
That answers where it is from but not why we have to use cyrillic characters. In Wikipedia, they don't use cyrillic characters when naming russian ships, and we don't use klingon characters when naming klingon ships, so why are we using cyrillic here? --OuroborosCobra 00:25, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
We don't have to do things their way. I like it like this, it's very multicultural. Jaf 12:58, 16 November 2006 (UTC)Jaf

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