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.
This is Boeing’s new Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft. It is similar to Apollo’s Command Module but, instead of just three astronauts, it will carry up to seven astronauts or astroturists. The destination: commercial space stations (and the ISS).
A new spacecraft is being launched in about a year, one designed to travel across the solar system. But instead of using rockets to propel itself, it uses sails. Sails pushed by light.