Fictional Starships And Their Real Life Equivalents

By Josh Tyler | Published

We’ve been talking a lot this week about NASA’s retired shuttle fleet, as they put ships like the Discovery and Enterprise in their final museum resting places. We’re a long way off from actually installing warp drives and colonizing other planets, but that doesn’t mean humanity hasn’t achieved a few worthwhile space landmarks we can compare to the ones dreamed up by our imaginations.

The following chart does just that. See the sci-fi ships and the real life ones that inspired them, side by side, in the infographic after the jump…