Monday, 9 March 2015



Spaceship (also called starship) is a spacecraft designed for interstellar travel, that is able to reach stellar systems different from the starting one.

Science fiction (especially the genre of space opera) is full of stories that describe this kind of vehicles, and over the years many authors have described spaceships of various forms: in some souls the main spacecraft had the shape of a Japanese battleship of the second world War, in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy there are spaceships shaped yellow brick, while the classic alien spaceships fifties are the famous flying saucers.

Humanity has not ever built a real spaceship, yet many scientists (like Freeman Dyson and his Project Orion) discussed various engineering assumptions regarding the ability to engage in the future of interstellar travel.