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The Kerbal Version Of NASA's Warp Drive Ship Is Just As Cool

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This week, NASA revealed a possible design for the IXS Enterprise, a faster-than-light concept spacecraft. It looked pretty interesting! Interesting enough to prompt the Kerbal Space Program community to recreate it, even.

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The Enterprise at the top was created by redditor Oldnumber007. He used several mods to build the craft and then launch it into orbit.

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Oldnumber007 wasn't the only one to be inspired by NASA's concept ship. Check out this one, by redditor Technotreese:

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The one by redditor SteveDart lacks the rings used to generate the warp bubble, so it's not quite as functional as NASA's ship would be. It still looks great, though:

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Illustration for article titled The emKerbal/em Version Of NASAs Warp Drive Ship Is Just As Cool

And all this in just a few days.

My attempt at the IXS Enterprise [reddit]

NASA's IXS Enterprise (FTL) ship! [reddit]

Tried my hand at the IXS Enterprise [reddit]

Questions? Comments? Contact the author of this post at andras-AT-kotaku-DOT-com.

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Hundredgunner
Hundredgunner

I missed the memo for when we cracked faster than light?

kinda think space missions should go mining and stations before we start boldly going.