A spaceship(or 'spacecraft') is a vehicle designed for traveling in/to 'outer-space'. Spaceships are a common trope in many science-fiction stories. There are many stories based almost-exclusively around spaceships.

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What are the fastest Federation ships in the 23rd and 24th century?

Excluding special circumstances like the soliton wave, interference by the traveler or caretaker, Cytherian technology enhancements, etc., what ships are the fastest in the Federation? Also, what are ...
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Who names Starships? [closed]

Following on from this question comes the following question: who is responsible for naming starships eg who gave the name 'Enterprise' to the series of ships bearing that name? (In-universe answers ...
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Short/abridged story about a colony aboard a space ship

Here's another possibly obscure one! This story was published in two or three parts in issues of Cricket magazine in the early 2000s. I'm not sure if it was written for the magazine itself or was part ...
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When a spaceship maneuvers to avoid enemy incoming fire and detection, does it need to be outside 300,000 km? [closed]

Allow me to elaborate it further. Let's say ship A and ship B are trying to find each other in space. Ship A uses its passive radar to scan the sky to detect ship B's heat signal. But I'm thinking, ...
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looking for novel from 50's or 60's

I am looking for novel from 50's or 60's.The book is about a "dream" which he is shown how to wind a coil. He winds it and almost goes through the wall. He later builds a spaceship out of concrete and ...
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What were the clues to where the ship had been in Event Horizon? [duplicate]

In this film the ship has come back from apparently another dimension, are there any clues of where it might have been or what was there? I know there is mention Hell a few times but i was never sure ...
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Looking for a series of short stories that have A.I. spaceships and an exoplanet

I am looking for a series of short stories that have large spaceships with A.I. that travel over large distances. One story in the series (that is different from the others) has to do with an ...
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Does the progressively more aerodynamic design of starships suggest that more were fitted with landing gear?

We see in the gradual evolution of Federation starship design from the Constitution Class to the Intrepid Class a much more aerodynamic design in starships. We know that the Intrepid class has ...
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Name of a Sci-Fi Book, where humanity is rebuilt on a new planet, after being wiped out

Between 2005-2008, I entered a Barnes and Noble and came across a book in the New Releases section that I regretted not purchasing. I remember only the following from the back-panel summary of the ...
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Why do ships in Battlestar Galactica constantly run their main engines?

In the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica, many of the spaceships are shown with their engines on for extended periods of time. In space, there is no air resistance to compensate against with ...
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Where did the daylight come from in the interior of Babylon 5?

The interior (open space) of Babylon 5 had night and day; whence came the daytime light? Light sources bright enough to account for the ‘daylight’ were never depicted in the show. In Arthur C. ...
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Film about a dying earth, so a crew of astronauts are sent to save human race in a distant planet

Film might be base on a novel from Stephen Baxter: Ark extreme climate (flood, huricane..) has made life impossible in earth astronauts are sent to another star so they can save human race spaceship ...
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Name of short story about earthlings trapped on foreign planet

There was a short story I read in 2004 about people from earth trapped on a foreign planet. General ideas were as follows: people only lived for one week.. They grew quickly over the span of 7 days, ...
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Child with others in stasis on spaceship - wakes up due to malfunction

Back when I was in the 4th or 5th grade, around 1993-1994, I read a book that was about a child who with a bunch of other people were put into a stasis to travel in a spaceship but at some point his ...
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Looking for a story title- about dimension traveling spaceship that shows alternate versions of the pilot

My girlfriend has been looking for this story for some time now, as it was one of her favorites from her childhood. She says it has a pilot of a spaceship which travels by dimensional jumping, and ...
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Movie where guy pilots ship to his death screaming “IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!”?

All I can remember is that he had to pilot the ship through some supernova or other anomaly to save the other passenger.
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Books describing different kinds of spaceships

When I was a kid (70's, 80's) there were two books about spaceships. Essentially, each entry was a sci-fi painting of a spaceship and a short two to three page story about the spaceship. It described ...
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Book (Possible Young Adult) Generation Ship Traveling to Heaven

I'm trying to track down my husband's favorite book as a teen/kid. It's about a Generation Ship with very utopian society, this colonial ship is traveling to try to reach 'heaven' then there is a ...
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What was the first Federation flagship/starship in service?

Did the Feds have any classes of or starships in service before the NCC1701 Enterprise? I'm curious as to the history of the space exploration operation and which ships began the first voyages into ...
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Looking for a space movie with an alien artifact bomb

The movie is from the 80s or 90s. (No it is not supernova). What I remember of the plot is that it's set in the future where a spaceship encounters another spaceship (if it was that the spaceship had ...
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Walking in space shuttle in 2001: A Space Odyssey

There is a scene in the movie where we can see the lead actor running/jogging in the space shuttle bound to Jupiter and there is a scene in the beginning where an air hostess uses velcro kind of shoes ...
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Name of an old movie about an underground spacecraft

I remember seeing it on television a couple of times in the early seventies. What I can recall: a spacecraft is found underground by a construction crew (possibly for a sub, but it's not Quartermass ...
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can anyone tell me the name of the sci-fi book series with a concorde like spaceship on the cover?

The main character is the pilot who somehow picks up a symbiotic organism that helps him through many situations. (I vividly remember one episode where he needs to play a pipe for hours on end to ...
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Looking for the title of a sci-fi novel about an alien who crash lands on earth and the mysterious fuel required to restart her spaceship?

I was recommended this sci-fi/fantasy novel, but have lost the title. The plot, as was described to me, involved a female (?) alien who crash lands near/in a town and how a man (?) helps her find the ...
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How many photon torpedos can an Ambassador-class starship’s shields withstand?

I have looked at a ton of Star Trek episodes ever since Yesterday's Enterprise, but I have not found any information at all on its shielding capabilities. Im looking to know how many photons it can ...
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Book Identification: Story set on 'abandoned' spaceship with an A.I. over crackly loudspeakers

I read this book back in the late 90s, early 2000s at my public library, although the book seemed a little worn, probably came out in the 80s or so. It was a Young Adult Sci-Fi action, if I remember ...
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Book from decades ago about coming of age on a spaceship

A massive spaceship which was meant to colonize but now the people just travel between human colonies, and other planets, trading(?) Story follows a young girl, whose father is one of the councilors ...
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Self-replicating Robot Spiders attempt to take over a Starship

I don't really remember a lot about this show, other than that there was a swarm of self-replicating robot spiders that tried to take over a starship. I believe at some point several crew members ...
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Book about face on Mars

I might be confusing two books, but here goes. The book is about the infamous face on Mars. We find that it is a marker to something underground, but cannot open it as the ways/combination locks to ...
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SF book where an alien race transports a human to set up trade with other races

I read a small portion of a book where the plot revolves around a human who is being transported by an alien race to set up trade with other alien races. I have been trying to remember the ...
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80s UK TV show with women piloting a spaceship

I'm looking for an 80's 'space opera'-type series that was shown on UK TV. It was more adult than a children's series. It was the same sort of show as Space 1999, but I think several years before. ...
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Name of a Scif-Fi/Fantasy book where space rescuers encounter vampires aboard a crashed ship

I've been trying to figure this one out for years. I read a book as a teenager (so around 15-20 years ago), where a ship lands to assist another ship or a colony who have succumbed to a ...
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Old movie with abandoned spaceship

I am looking for a movie, problably from the 1970s, where a couple boards an deserted spaceship. Wen using the onboard computer terminals, the computer answers a few simple questions but on more ...
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How fast can the Galaxy class Starships go in reverse?

I've seen them maneuver. They definitely can go backwards. How fast can they go in reverse? Is warp speed possible, or is reverse limited to impulse power? If it is limited to impulse power, can they ...
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Book series with an astronomer exploring a golden egg shaped spaceship in Earth orbit

So when I was younger I got a series of books involving an astronomer with Kung fu abilities who discovers a rogue object orbiting Jupiter. Next, he and his team figure out that it has left Jupiter's ...
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What exactly was the Dark Star's mission?

Dark Star appears to be flying through space nuking "unstable" planets for the sake of humanity's colonisation of star systems. When the crew chooses the Veil Nebula, is this completely at random? Or ...
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Room is really a spaceship

When I was a kid - 80's/90's - there was a science fiction series about a kid, whose room was really a spaceship that could just take off detaching itself from the building. Can anyone help me on the ...
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Why was the Defiant so small?

The USS Defiant (NX-74205) and other ships of its class were developed as experimental warships by the Federation to fight the Borg. These ships had massive and powerful armaments including phaser ...
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Book about two boys who crash into a cave, and an alien life form protects them but wont let them leave?

Trying to find a book I read in highschool in the early-mid 90's, and it may have been part of the highschool reading list (in australia) .I vaguely remember that one or two boys crash into a cave (or ...
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Story about an alien invasion that could neutralize Earth's spaceships

I'm looking for a story I read about 20 years ago. It was about Earth and its people were able to create star ships capable of real space flight. Not long after this happened we were visited by a ...
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Want to identify a short story about a fake spaceship/station

In this story an astronaut is questioned regularly by a psychiatrist. He thinks he's on a spaceship, but he's actually in an experiment. The astronaut also thinks the psychiatrist is part of the crew, ...
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A book about a girl with a computer in her head

I'm trying to find the name of a book I read about 15 years ago. The cover had a picture of a girl standing in front of a bunch of rockets. The story was about a girl who finds out that a computer ...
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Book about an isolated space ship where a new society/religion develops after order collapsed

I don't remember much of this book and may misremember some of it but essentially the setting was a fully self sufficient ship that was out in space and at some point there were officers, scientists, ...
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Story about prisoners on a spaceship forced to perform repetitive tasks

In this short story, the main character is locked in a small plain room. Creatures of different "shapes" enter the room each "day" and monitor him as he is forced to watch a bubble in a tube and ...
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Old kids book about boy who builds a spaceship to travel to mars

I can't remember when I read it - but likely the 70s. The young boy was so enamoured with travelling to the Mars that he built his own ship (which I think was box shaped) and flew there and came back. ...
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Identify YouTube trailer for Sci-Fi Show

The plot involved a woman waking up alone on a spaceship in uncharted space. The spaceship has an A.I. which tells the woman that she is the only one on board. When she finds a man asleep she wants to ...
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Looking for a Sci-fi comedy on TV about spaceship in the style of Metropia from 2001-2010 I think!

There was a TV series on sci-fi channel I think about a spaceship crew that were trying to get back home I think. I was very funny but got canned after 1 or 2 seasons. It was in the style of the movie ...
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Trying to find a book about a military prison spaceship written in the 80's

From what I remember, Humans were just starting space travel and got into a space war with a warrior race and got beaten badly. The warrior race were so disgusted with how poorly the humans fought ...
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How do command authorization codes work in Star Trek?

In Star Trek franchise there are command codes that seems to give you access to the ships systems, can you change or at least disable them? In one episode of ST:VOY the captain, B'Elana and Tuvok are ...
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Film about a spacecraft AI trying to breed a new mechanic

I need help finding the title of a film which features a spacecraft that has an AI. There is only one man and one woman in the movie. The man is the only one on the spaceship and he is just there ...