Over the years, the world of science fiction, in all of its mediums, have treated us to a huge variety of spacecrafts. They range from the functional to the spectacular, from the realistic to the unbelievable. One thing they all have in common though is their ability to capture our imagination. And they’re usually pretty fast, too.
With that, for seemingly now reason whatsoever, the good people at The Fat Wallet have decided to scientifically determine the speeds of pop culture’s favorite spaceships, from the Discovery One in 2001: A Space Odyssey to Futurama’s remarkably speedy Planet Express, laying it all out in a fetching infographic. How they determine those speeds is amusing, especially when calculating ship speeds in outright parody works like Spaceballs.
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[via Fat Wallet]