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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Animated Film / OVA ID: SciFi, Space Opera?, Spaceship becomes trapped near Sun, crew commits suicide by exiting/opening the craft

I believe the film or episode may have been a Japanese animation from the 70s or 80s. A memorable scene of the movie: A damaged spacecraft becomes trapped slowly moving closer to the Sun (or star). As ...
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Trying to remember the title of a sci-fi book I read in the 80's?

I read this sci-fi book back around 1987 that my father had finished. My memory of the book is sadly very limited, but the emotion of enjoying it string prompting me to try and remember it. My clear ...
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Looking for a book, wormhole, space ship Crash landing

From what I remember of the book: A spaceship goes through a wormhole (I think) and crash lands on a planet They salvage what they can from the ship and build a castle on a mountain, cutting the ...
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Please identify this early film that mentions black holes

Scifi film probably 70's. Description: A spaceship exploring right near the end, the crew venture near a black hole which you never "see", but they know what it is because they send out a beam of ...
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Short Story pre-1987: main character is Voyager-style space probe

I think I read this c. 1987. It would've been in a paperback SF short fiction anthology, likely with other stories by more famous authors (Heinlein, Asimov, the usual suspects). As I recall, the name ...
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Help identify short story with stranded aliens collecting junk to repair spaceship

I read this in the 80's or early 90's but I believe it was older even then. The protagonist discussed how so many communities had a few families that had all kinds of piles of "junk" in their yards. ...
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sci-fi novel ending with main character using special dust to fuel his spaceship through a vortex

I read this around '87-'90 in Danish, but the original language is likely to be English. I cannot remember much of the plot, except the ending: The main character (a boy) had some sort of very rare ...
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Need help remembering sci-fi movie from the 90s maybe where someone is sabotaging the crew

I saw this movie years ago and can't quite remember it. All I remember is there was a crew trapped in space and they're trying to survive but someone on the crew is sabotaging them. The drinking water ...
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Identification story: Features a father & son, body modification

I am looking for a short story about a father and son (the mother is out of the picture) who are of a religion that doesn't believe in body modification or enhancement. It is set in the future when ...
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Series Identification - YA Sci-Fi, spaceship

I remember reading in the late 80's / early 90's a trilogy (I think) about some teens in a spaceship that was sentient / had AI, and they weren't allowed in one section of the spaceship because it was ...
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Novel about killing god. I can not remember title or author name. You know it?

Humans discover that God does in fact exist. He (or it in the book) is an entity that lives in space some distance from Earth. Every few hundred, or thousand years, God comes closer to Earth and these ...
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Robot wakes man from suspended animation to play Santa Claus (comic)

I recall a short comic story from a magazine (maybe Heavy Metal or similar) in the late 70's or early 80's. It's about a guy who is woken from suspended animation on a colony ship by a robot once a ...
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Need help locating a tv episode from late 70's to early 80's, seems similar to Buck Rogers setting

I remember this one snippet of a scene from a tv show I saw as a child. I could have sworn it was from Buck Rogers, but searching there has been fruitless. It is set in space and I remember the ...
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SF Novel About Evolved Dinosaurs in Cylindrical Spaceship Coming to Earth

I read this in the 1980s or early 1990s. However, I don't know how old it was at that time. In the book Earth is visited by a large cylindrical spaceship (think L5- or Rama-like living space) ...
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Humans Evolve from Vermin on the Spaceships of Precursor Aliens - Short Story

I've been trying to remember a short story which I read in the 1980s in a Sci-Fi anthology. The details which I remember are: Humans were traveling to other planets trying to decipher their big ...
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Man is piloting small cargo ship with young woman stow-away

Several years ago, my wife and I were flipping through channels and came across the end of a movie that looked somewhat interesting, and I've always wanted to watch the rest of it. The only scene I ...
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Low-budget film with an amnesiac woman on a spaceship turning evil

Can anyone help me find the title of an indie sci fi film? My guess is that the film is probably somewhere between 2007-12. It is a lower budget film that is a mix of Pandorum, Doom or Resident Evil. ...
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Looking to Identify Book that has a large Leviathan type ship on the front

The cover has a large Leviathan type ship on the front. It is set in deep space as the people on said ship have been living there for generations. They come across an abandoned ship and set out to ...
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Can anyone help me find a grapic novel I read about people building a spaceship to explore other worlds?

I'm trying to remember the name of a graphic novel I read in barnes and noble several years ago (probably 2010 - 2012). It was full color. They were trying to build a spaceship to explore other ...
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Are there any specifications of the inside of star wars ship(s) available?

I have been wondering if the specifications of the inside of a star wars ship/s have been revealed before? If so, I was trying to find a website that will show the whole inside of a Star Wars ship and ...
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Constitution Class in TNG era?

Are there any Constitution class starships (refit or otherwise) still in active service during the time of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine or Voyager series? I can not remember any appearing on ...
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Lizards with advanced intelligence (dinosaurs) in a cylindrical spaceship flying towards earth

I read the book in the late 80's. I believe that the huge "ship" was a pre-programmed vessel that was heading back to Earth with a collection of intelligent lizards/dinosaurs as the cargo. If I ...
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How are Borg Ships constructed?

How would you say Borg ships are constructed in Star Trek? Are they built in shipyards like most ships or do they assimilate other ships that they come into contact with and just grow from there?
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What 80s sci-fi series features a distant planet populated by ancient Egyptians?

I am trying to remember a science fiction series from the '80s where humans travel to a distant planet/galaxy using a new kind of fuel source. When they arrive at their destination, they find the ...
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Looking for a movie about a space ship with a precious cargo

All I remember is that everyone in the space ship was asleep except one person. I think he was the security officer on board. They had to travel for 3 years but the flight got interrupted by bandits ...
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YA: girl wakes up on spaceship/station where everything is sterile and automatic

I read a book when I was in I think 4th or 5th grade and I am 30 now. I do not know when it was written, but I read it around the same time that "The Giver" came out which was 1993. A girl woke up ...
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Need help remembering this sci-fi comedy show from 90s

I only remembers bits and pieces. It seemed like star trek with comedy element. I think it takes place on a ship in space. There is a group and i think there might have been 1 black dude as well ...
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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 ...