No need to streamline

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Interstellar Travel and other Space-Astronomy topics.

Why do spaceships have such weird shapes?

No need to streamline

On Earth you will notice that objects which wish to go quickly must streamline in order to slide through the Earth's atmosphere. However, in space, shape does not matter. The most common design for an interstellar ship is a cigar-shaped body with clumsy-looking solar panels jutting from the surface to catch solar radiation.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Space-Astronomy Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Tammi Reynolds