How The Fastest Ships In The Universe Stack Up

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 2:33PM
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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 - 2:33PM
How The Fastest Ships In The Universe Stack Up
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While Elon Musk works on getting us to condos on Mars with SpaceX or, at the very least, trying to close the temporal gap of coastal commuting with the Hyperloop, both science and science-fiction have already given us a glimpse of the possibilities that fall outside the shadow of physics as we understand it. Although you may not find yourself smuggling shipping spice through the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, you might very well win a bar bet by knowing that it boasts almost twice the speed of the X-Wing T-65 Starfighter thanks to this handy infographic by FatWallet.com. Here you'll find spacecraft ranging from actual NASA ships to the Improbability Drive-powered 'Heart of Gold' immortalized in The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

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Although there's no data on starships like the U.S.S. Discovery or the various crafts seen on The Orville, we're far more interested in how TIE Fighter pilots trained for the lung-liquefying 4,100 g-force acceleration. 

Since you're here, check out these infographics mapping out the next 800,000 years of science fiction predictions for the future and this detailed look at the most powerful energy sources in science fiction

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