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Fictional Spaceships That Are Most Scientifically Accurate

Space travel films have been a part of the TV industry for few decades. These movies depict Space travel and extraterrestrial life. This is because the visuals of Sci-Fi works often win our hearts. Unfortunately, despite this, there are no realistic spaceships in them. Instead, based on the plot requirements, they create a fictional spaceship. Also, its design depends on whims and fancy.

In some cases, makers consult the experts and produce a film that shows the future of space travel. In addition, many movies feature displays of Spacecraft. However, sadly most of these spacecrafts aren’t scientifically accurate. 

Scientists have analyzed ‘The Millennium Falcon’ and ‘USS Enterprise’ and discovered that they don’t hold up. Nevertheless, some of them pass these tests. Thus we can consider these Spacecrafts to be Most Scientifically Accurate Fictional Spaceships. The following are a few fictional spaceships that are most scientifically accurate.

‘Endurance’ from the movie ‘Interstellar:

Fictional Spaceships That Most Scientifically Accurate
Photo: Interstellar(2014)

Endurance has four auxiliary craft onboard the ship. Ranger vehicles are single-stage, fast, and agile landers designed for surveillance and planetary landings. In addition, the Landers are used for heavy-lift cargo drops to planet surfaces. Contrary to the current trend of computer-animated 3D spaceships, “Interstellar” utilizes physical miniatures. An actual model catches the light and moves more realistically than computer graphics.

USCSS Nostromo from the movie ‘Alien.’

Fictional Spaceships That Most Scientifically Accurate

USCSS, also known as The United States Cargo Star Ship Nostromo, was owned by the Weyland-Yutani Corporation. They primarily used this Spacecraft for haulage between Thedus and Earth. Landing on LV-426 was the first instance of a human vessel in the Alien timeline.

The Rocinante from the movie ‘The Expanse.’

Fictional Spaceships That Most Scientifically Accurate
The Expanse(2015)

The Rocinante (“Roci”) fills multiple roles as a boarding party insertion ship or torpedo bomber. Rocinante’s initial name was Donnager (ECF 270) after an MCRN battleship. James Holden renamed it after he and his crew were able to escape from the Donnager.

‘Discovery One’ from the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ 

Fictional Spaceships That Most Scientifically Accurate
2001: A Space Odyssey(1968)

Captain Robert Scott’s ship, Discovery, was launched in 1901. Walter Curnow designed the’ Discovery’ Spacecraft for Project Jupiter C(1994) in 2001: A Space Odyssey and the film adaption.

‘The Nauvoo’ from ‘The Expanse.’

Fictional Spaceships That Most Scientifically Accurate
The Expanse(2015)

The massive Spacecraft, originally known as the Nauvoo, serves many purposes throughout the movie’s plot. First, this vessel was intended for Mormon missionaries to travel deep into space, then as a space rocket to destroy an asteroid, and finally as an interstellar communications station.

‘Hermes’ from the movie ‘The Martian.’

The Martian(2015)

Throughout the film adaptation of Andy Weir’s “The Martian,” Ridley Scott uses a vast range of authentic, as well as extrapolated, space hardware. Even so, we can criticize ‘Hermes’ for being a little too fancy.

‘Firefly’ in the movie ‘Serenity.’


The Spacecraft ‘The Serinity’ has quite a reputation as one of the most realistic Spacecrafts ever shown in a movie. The reason behind this is that many features of this vessel are authentic aeronautic designs. Additionally, it includes control Yokes, Throttles, and Oxygen masks. 

Therefore, here are the Fictional Spaceships that are the most scientifically accurate. Which of these Spacecrafts is your favorite? Would you please let us know in the comments? 

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