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IPFS News Link • Space Travel and Exploration

NASA Technical Progress to Giant Structures in Space

• by Brian Wang

A thousand meters is longer and larger than many of the vehicles and things seen in Science Fiction TV and movies.

The original TV show Enterprise (NCC1701) was 288 meters long, the Next Generation Enterprise NCC1701D was 642 meters long and the Enterprise E (NCC1701E) was 686 meters long.

The Babylon 5 O'Neill cylinder 5 miles (8.0 km) long and 0.5–1.0 mile (0.80–1.61 km) in diameter.