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A Brief History Of Space Travel, As Told By The Art That Inspired It

Humanity has been obsessed with exploring the stars for millennia, it just took a little while for us to obtain the means of actually doing so. In his new book, The Art of Space, author Ron Miller explores both how we developed the technology necessary for space travel and how that technology has steadily migrated from science fiction to science fact.


Your Collection Deserves This Screen-Accurate USS Reliant Replica

It’s not as well known as the Enterprise, but the USS Reliant played a pretty major role in what’s considered to be the best Star Trek movie of all time: The Wrath of Khan. And while the ship might have been destroyed in that film, it lives on in this 27-inch long replica that’s as close to owning the actual ship model used in the movie as most Star Trek fans will get.


Firefly's Serenity Finally Gets The Detailed Cutaway Model It Deserves

For years there have been countless toys and models letting you take a peek inside ships like the Enterprise from Star Trek, or the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. And now browncoat-wearing Firefly fans finally have a beautifully-detailed model of Serenity to put on their mantles as well — or just secretly play with while their family’s aren’t looking.


A Size Comparison Of The Comet 67P With Popular Sci-Fi Spaceships

Christopher Becke, a high school physics teacher, made this outstanding size comparison showing what the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko would look like next to famous spacecrafts from science fiction. His images show the comet next to ships from Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.


I Can't Get Enough Of These Futuristic Spaceships And City Scenes

I can’t have enough futuristic spaceships and cities — and Dmitry Vishnevsky is pretty good at creating these postcards from places that never were or haven’t been yet.


The Biggest Comparison Of Sci-Fi Spaceships Ever Is Complete At Last

At last, it’s done. The biggest spaceship size chart ever created is now complete and fully operational. 4268×5690 pixels of technological terror that includes everything from the smaller Star War ships to EVE. According to its author, this is the last update. It’s epic.


Dad Builds Kids A NASA Simulator That Would Make Chris Hadfield Jealous

Remember that fridge box you turned into a rocket ship as a kid, complete with crayon-drawn control panels and a fancy sparkle glue paint job? Yeah, that was an embarrassment to our nation compared to this NASA simulator that Jeff Highsmith designed and built for his sons.


The Cool Spaceships Of Star Citizen

If everything goes well, Star Citizen is going to be one of the games of the decade — an immersive space opera in which players would be able to have a parallel life. There are 200 teams designing spaceships for this persistent universe in a worldwide contest. Here are a few of them.


The Awesome Spaceship And Vehicle Concepts Of Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson is one of my favourite concept designers of all time, a true master (both figuratively and literally). Anyone who loves science fiction and space and cars and mechs and any kind of awesome vehicle should own at least Blast and Drive. Here’s a tiny sample of his extraordinary work.


Oh Man, I Want This DIY Mission Control Desk So Badly

Jeff Highsmith is probably the best dad in the world. It’s OK, other dads, you can take a shot at the king if you too build an incredibly awesome mission control desk. What are you waiting for?