The USS Evelyn-Tew (decommissioned) was a large research vessel over a mile long and half a mile wide. On September 2351 AD the ship was heading on a suicidal course to the star Alpha Centurai, where everything and everyone will be incinerated. Due to the Xenomorph outbreak, most of the ship was compromised, dock B was venting atmosphere and A was destroyed in an explosion and Dock C was empty of escape pods. A decommissioned Colonial Marines dreadnought class vessel was also aboard the research ship.