My good friend Graham Gazzard has done some renders of my Daedalus mesh, and the results are really impressive, as I think you can see!
Two new images showing the BIS Daedalus interstellar design. These will be used in a book by Michael Carroll, to be published later this year.
One image shows the immense size of the unmanned craft, with the two stages separated, and a Saturn V rocket beside it for comparison. This is in the header.
The second shows the whole thing assembled, below, against a backdrop of stars. Click for a larger view.
Daedalus was a serious design by the British Interplanetary Society, for an interstellar flyby mission that would reach Barnard’s Star in 50 years.
There’s some more info in this video I made:
Here’s a BIS page on the project:
And another nice article by David Darling.