Enterprise Designer Matt Jefferies dies at age 82

According to this piece, Walter “Matt” Jefferies passed away on June 21st. He was responsible for the unique saucer and nacelle look of the original starship Enterprise from the 1966 series. That look would influence the next 37 years of starship design within the Star Trek universe.

For those of you struggling to place the name, you’ve have heard it a hundred times in every Star Trek series: The “Jefferies Tubes” are named in his honor.

Warp speed Matt. And thanks.