With all the discussion on this blog about asteroids, space and futurology, I thought it might be wise to take a look at how we’re going to travel to all these wonderful places within the universe – be it through choice or necessity The wonderful thing about science fiction is that we can envision whatever style of spaceship we deem fit for purpose, although there may technical restrictions if writing in the genre of hard science fiction, where the practicalities of present day engineering is crucial.

Follow Indie Scifi fantasy’s board Spaceships – Inspirations on Pinterest.Spaceships may come in all shapes and guises, some of which I have tried to capture in the board above. For interiors, you can check out this board: Follow Indie Scifi fantasy’s board Spaceships – Interior design and ideas on Pinterest. [divider]

Spaceship specifications and capabilities

Spaceship specifications and capabilities depend on the author’s imagination and on the technology available, and also on the level of science being incorporated into the story i.e hard science fiction versus fantastical science fiction, but I have listed below some of the most important elements when considering space travel:




Radioactive protection



Suspended sleep system