NASA commissions for the design of a spaceship that can travel faster than light, or “warp drive.” The ship, named IXS Enterprise, resembles NASA’s current space shuttle and Star Trek’s Enterprise. Mark Rademaker, the ship’s visual designer, also designed the Star Trek ship. The spacecraft is however larger than his previous design. He says his influence is Matt Jeffrie’s sci-fi artworks from the 1960’s. NASA hopes that a breakthrough in Alcubierre drive technology will allow Rademaker’s concepts to become reality.
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