USS Wernher von Braun

The Huntsville, AL chapter of STARFLEET,

The International Star Trek Fan Association.

Who Are We

Who We Are

Starfleet is made up of fans, just like you.

Face it. If you are reading this, you have imagined exploring strange new worlds, and the adventures of discovering new civilizations. Whether you enjoy the casual fandom of enjoying anything from the Original Series with Kirk, Spock and Bones, or the latest adventures through streaming with Discovery, to being able to quote the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (all 285 of them), this is a place for you. You can join us and it is OK if you aren’t fluent in Klingon, or if you don’t want to wear a uniform. And if you can speak Klingon fluently, or have an extensive collection of uniforms, bring them and wear them with pride. We are open to everyone and would love to have you join us!

About Us

We Come Together To Have Fun and Serve the Community

We are fans. We are husbands, wives, siblings, and children. We come from all walks of life and are united by the vision of Gene Roddenberry, who shared a universe with us where we can embrace Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations.

Monthly Meetings

The USS Wernher von Braun usually meets on the first Sunday of every month at 2PM inside meeting room C of the downtown Huntsville Madison County Public Library (915 Monroe St. Huntsville, AL 35801). We start by discussing business and activities for the upcoming months. Afterwards, we play a few rounds of Star Trek themed Uno. These meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome to join us.

Away Missions

From time to time the USS Wernher von Braun will go on “Away Missions”. These can range from meeting somewhere for lunch, to finding a group excursion such as a hike, or taking in a movie. We try to offer an “Away Mission” once a month as a group. Come join us! Oh, and be sure not to wear a red shirt (unless you are ok with not making it back)

Community Involvement

Our group enjoys participating in community events like parades, charity events, conventions, and a whole lot more. If you know of a group that would like to have some people show up in costume for a special event, reach out to us and let us know!


Who We Are

Joining our crew offers a variety of opportunities to have fun, and to help others. We regularly are involved in outreaches, ranging from appearing in costume to events to encourage children, to raising money at different events for charity. Come join in on the fun!

Richard Trulson

Commanding Officer

Michael Sylvester

Executive Officer

Laura Peterson

David Newsome

Space the Final FrontierThese are the Voyages of the USS WvBOur Ongoing Mission of 25 + yearsTo Seek out New FriendsTo Find new Civilizations?To Make a Difference in the World around us

Mission Reports

Some Recent Away Missions

Below are some galleries of some of our most recent Away Missions. Click on any of the blocks below, to take a look at what we have been up to. Better yet, come join us on our next mission!


Reach out to us

Richard L. Trulson

28825 Airport Lane

Ardmore, AL 35739-8901