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"Escape on that shuttle and you'll kill us all!"
—Dr. Terrence Kyne to Isaac Clarke.

The Executive Shuttle USG-09 was an exclusive space shuttle to the executives aboard the USG Ishimura.



Prior to the arrival of Isaac Clarke to the Ishimura's crew deck, somebody had destroyed the shuttle's singularity core, rendering the shuttle inoperable and explaining why it was not ejected from the Ishimura or hijacked by fleeing survivors. Dr. Kyne was extremely interested in getting the shuttle back into working condition in order to return Marker 3A to its pedestal on Aegis VII, eventually enlisting the help of Isaac Clarke.


After acquiring the singularity core from the USM Valor, Isaac was granted access to the damaged shuttle by a now excited Dr. Kyne, who instructed Isaac to repair the shuttle while he distracted Dr. Challus Mercer. After Isaac inserted the singularity core, the shuttle's engines still needed to be tested before it could leave the Ishimura. While Isaac was testing the engines, the Hunter ambushed the engineer. After the Hunter was eliminated, Dr. Kyne piloted the shuttle out of the Ishimura to await Isaac's retrieval of the Marker in the flight deck.

After Marker 3A had been placed into the shuttle's cargo hold, Kendra Daniels shot Dr. Kyne in the chest with a Divet and left Isaac on the ship. However, before she could get away from the Ishimura, Isaac was instructed by a hallucination of Nicole Brennan to the Flight Control Room, where he issued the emergency shuttle recall signal, causing the shuttle to return to the ship. Kendra, however, left the shuttle via an escape pod before it re-entered the Ishimura.

Escaping Aegis VII[]

Following Isaac's battle with the Hive Mind on Aegis VII, he was forced to escape the planet with great haste as the tectonic chunk removed by the Ishimura prior to Necromorph outbreak plummeted towards the colony. With no time to spare, Isaac escaped the gravitational pull of the planet only to witness the tectonic mass impact the planet with a blinding explosion.

DeadSpace 2 - Recovery

The Executive Shuttle is discovered by EarthGov.


After the shuttle was adrift for three weeks, two EarthGov agents, Maxmillian Reinhardt and Xander Sklar, received a transmission from a Pleasure Cruiser stating they had picked up a distress signal from a small shuttle in the Yothei System, and began boarding preparations.[1]


  • In the original game, it is said by Dr. Kyne that the shuttle sustained damage not only to its singularity core but also to its ShockPoint Drive, which was destroyed. Additionally, someone (presumably Kyne) had scattered its navcards into hidden locations on the Crew Deck, forcing Isaac to search for them.