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ESS Quetzel
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The ESS Quetzel[1][2], also known as The Shuttle[3] is a reusable nuclear-powered spacecraft built before the Great War. There is one located in the ruins of San Francisco, at Golden Gate, though it lacks either rocket boosters or an external fuel tank; a quest involves finding fuel for it.

There are two endings for the Hubologists regarding the shuttle that are inaccessible due to incomplete scripting. If the Chosen One does not get them fuel, the Hubologists use a cheap alternative, resulting in the shuttle blowing up during liftoff. If they get fuel, the liftoff is without complications, but the shuttle's air insulation is damaged, resulting in the Hubologist crew suffocating in space.

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The ESS Quetzel appears only in Fallout 2.


  1. The Chosen One: "{177}{}{When does the spaceship take off?}"
    AHS-9: "{198}{}{The ESS Quetzel will launch when the stars are right. }"
  2. Hubologist computer: "{133}{}{ESS Quetzel fueled and ready to launch.}"
    "{134}{}{ESS Quetzel unfueled.}"
  3. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.224: "15. The Shuttle. A quasi-religious cult of fanatics is busy building a shuttle (see Figure 11.8) to take them to the stars. This vehicle is the result of years of intensive effort-it lacks only a few vital parts before its historic-hysteric?-journey into space."
  4. The Chosen One: "{118}{}{I'm here to obtain fuel for the Hubologists.}"
    Jing Tie Gahng: "{133}{}{They want fuel, do they? Well, as irritating as they are, they do have their uses. I have heard they have developed a process wherein they make a suit of power armor even more invincible. If they will upgrade such a suit of armor for me, I will pass the fuel along the pipeline. I assume it's for their toy spaceship. It is the one called Crocket that you will wish to speak with.}"
  5. Fcbadger.msg
  6. Fcchemst.msg
  7. Fccrocke.msg
  8. Fcdaveh.msg
  9. The Chosen One: "{124}{}{What new tech have you developed?}"
    Crockett: "{157}{}{Let's see... I built a nuclear reactor for the spaceship. I created the hardening process for power armor. And I fix things that are broken.}<"