Wasn't tactical a separate station from flight control and navigation during the Enterprise series? That wouldn't explain how flight control and navigation became separate stations.
- The background note in the article gave a possible explanation as to why flight control and navigation were separate in the 23rd century but not the 22nd. Nevertheless, it's speculation (admittedly, my own), so I have removed it. --From Andoria with Love 04:48, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
- One possible explanation as to why the helm and navigation stations were separate in the 23rd century but not before is that the combination of flight control, weapons control, and navigation would have been too much for one officer to handle. For this reason, navigation would be assigned to a separate officer, and the stations became combined again later after the decision was made to once again make weapons control a separate entity.
Citation needed Edit
The following note has lacked citation for nearly two years now. If a citation can be found (i.e. a specific episode this occurred in), it can be returned:
- It should also be noted that Data also held navigational duties and the occasional helmsman duties aboard the USS Enterprise-D, in addition to his role as operations manager, though usually only in an emergency situation.