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How We'll Build The First 'Spacecoach' To The Stars

If we’re going to venture out into the Solar System and beyond, we’re going to need versatile and reliable spaceships. One possible solution comes in the form of “spacecoaches” — reusable vessels that are self-sufficient and capable of carrying explorers to virtually any destination. Here’s how they’ll work. » 5/04/15 10:40am 5/04/15 10:40am

Jupiter Ascending's Spaceship Designs Are Even Cooler Than You Knew

Jupiter Ascending has some of the most stunning visuals we've ever seen in a space opera. The movie's spaceships are just stunning, and unlike anything else in movies or elsewhere. We talked to lead designer George Hull, and he told us how Brutalist architecture and Siamese fighting fish influenced these ships. » 2/06/15 7:00pm 2/06/15 7:00pm

Holy Crap, This Jaw-Dropping Star Destroyer Is Over Three Feet Long

This mahoosive model of the Eclipse-Class Super Star Destroyer from Dark Horse's Star Wars: Dark Empire comics more than lives up to the excessive grandeur of the Imperial Navy. Just as it was ridiculously oversized in the comic, it's ridiculously (and awesomely) oversized here. » 1/28/15 3:25pm 1/28/15 3:25pm

After Earth Falls, Will Interstellar Space Travel Be Our Salvation?

It may be just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable. As astrophysicists and avid science fiction fans, we naturally find the prospect of interstellar colonization intriguing and exciting. But is it practical, or even possible? Or is there a better solution? » 1/23/15 11:20am 1/23/15 11:20am

Japanese craftsman creates perfect sci-fi ship replicas using just paper

This is one of the most amazing craftsmen I have ever seen. He doesn't only make the exterior of his sci-fi ships using just paper but also the guts! The level of detail is amazing—some look like perfect resin models but it's only paper. Behold the X-Wing, TIE Interceptor, Viper Mk2, 2001's Orion and many more! » 1/21/15 4:30pm 1/21/15 4:30pm

Get Lost In This Hypnotic Maze of Iconic Science Fiction Corridors

Well, this is rather cool. Artist Serafín Álvarez's ongoing project "Case Study: Sci-Fi Corridor" takes a close look at corridors from science fiction movies, including blockbusters like Gravity and Independence Day, classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still and Metropolis,and cult classics like Lifeforce and … » 12/29/14 3:30pm 12/29/14 3:30pm

The best way to stop a hive mind from killing you

The great ships were hive minds, concatenations of thousands of smaller ships that swarmed together so closely you couldn't tell where one ended and another began. They were supposed to be unstoppable, but they had one vulnerability: internal dissent. If you could talk a few ships into separating from the whole, you… » 11/06/13 5:54pm 11/06/13 5:54pm