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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
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From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

A spacecraft is a vessel designed to withstand the vacuum of space. These range from rockets merely designed to launch artifical satellites into planetary orbit (DW: Delta and the Bannermen, EDA: Alien Bodies) to interstellar spacecraft capable of reaching the edge of the universe. (DWM: Voyage to the Edge of the Universe)

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Memory-beta

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A spaceship is any vessel designed to travel in space. The term is usually applied to sub-light speed vessels, while starship is more commonly used for those with warp capability.


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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010
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From Muppet Wiki

Written by  Jodie Shepherd
Illustrator 
Published  2007
Publisher  Paradise Press
Series 
ISBN  141942110

Spaceship! is an Elmo's World board book in which Elmo imagines that he's an astronaut, blasting off into orbit.

The book is part of a set of four Elmo's World books about space; each book features photos of Elmo set against photos of outer space provided by NASA. The other books in the set are Moon!, Stars! and Sun!

A squeak-toy spaceship is built into the final page of the book. The reader is instructed to squeeze the toy whenever the text includes the word "spaceship".

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Starwars

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"A starship is a weapon, but it's the crew that makes it deadly."
―An old spacer's line
Two starships: a cruiser chasing a smaller freighter.

A starship, also known as a starcruiser, was a spaceship designed for interstellar travel, specifically between star systems.

Starships were commonly powered by ion engines, the most common form of sublight drives, and many - usually the larger vessels - were equipped with hyperdrive generators, used to reach Hyperspace as Lightspeed wouldn't be fast enough. Light-years would take years to travel across using sublight drives. Across the galaxy, many starships were armed, usually with laser cannons. Capital ships often featured turbolaser emplacements or missile launchers, and some featured hangar bays that could carry starfighters. Weapons helped defend against star pirates and military forces. Deflector shields countered the effects of laser weaponry, protecting the starship from attack. Once these shields fell the captain would surrender to their attackers.

A starship's bridge was its control room, most often seen at the stern of large vessels such as Star Destroyers and other capital ships. Smaller ships, like transports and fighters, had cockpits rather than actual bridges.

The bridge was an essential part of the craft. Most of the time, the controls to a starship's subsystems were located here. The bridge was therefore usually the first area of a starship to be targeted when under attack. Knocking out the bridge usually rendered the starship useless for the duration of the battle. For example, when the Imperial Star Dreadnaught Executor had its bridge obliterated by an out of control RZ-1 A-wing interceptor during the Battle of Endor, she plunged out of control into the second Death Star, and was destroyed.

Intergalactic starflight became possible with the invention of the dual-drive system, which included an anti-grav drive to exit a system's gravity well, allowing inter-system travel, and a hyperdrive system for faster-than-light travel.

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Notable starship types

  • Shuttle (small craft used to transport personal,usually at least partially though space )

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  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV series)
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

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Traveller

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

A spaceship is a spacecraft without a jump drive. Spaceships are often carried on Starships for system usage (e.g. Shuttles, Fighters), and are sometimes transported interstellar disctances by a special starship constructed specifically for that purpose (e.g. Battle Tender).


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