The Narcissus was the shuttlecraft for the Weyland-Yutani commercial hauler USCSS Nostromo. The Narcissus weighed 48 metric tonnes and had a range of 13 parsecs. The Narcissus was 16.3 meters in length, 19.7 meters wide and 7.5 meters in height. Warrant Officer Ellen Ripley and Jones the Cat escaped the destruction of the Nostromo in the Narcissus. An Alien also managed to camouflage itself in a small crevice, but Ripley blew it out an airlock and ignited it in the engines. Jones and Ripley then set a course for the frontier and went into hyprsleep.
However, the network failed to notice and pick up the Narcissus, and thus it was left drifting through uninhabited regions of space for 57 years, until a salvage crew found it. Jones and Ripley were revived and removed from the Narcissus, and sent to Gateway Station.
The mass of this shuttlecraft is 48 metric tons, the shuttle is configured around a single 108 m3 pressure cabin which holds storage space and lockers for supplies and any necessary equipment. The spaceframe is of a conventional composite construction, with a ceramic and composite outer skinning. A tricycle undercarriage extends for any surface landings. There are three crew stations for the pilot, co-pilot and a scientist. Though additional seating can be installed.
For any long duration in-system flight or interstellar travel, one hypersleep capsule is installed. The shuttle is powered by a 9 gW microfusion reactor which drives the two Newington A-24 rocket motors which employ water as a reaction mass. The rocket thrust is vectored through the four aft or two forward thrust tunnels. For the interstellar travel, a Romberg 100c tachyon shunt can drive the shuttlecraft at a low supralight speed. The Lockmart can enter an atmosphere but don’t expect it to maneuver much.