You may recall that Han Solo gloated about the Millennium Falcon being one of the fastest ships out there in Star Wars by saying “it’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I’ve outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I’m talking about the big Corellian ships now.” We see the ship outrun some other ships in the movie but exactly how fast is it and how does it compare to other ships across the universe? Well if you have ever wondered that now you can have your answer with this awesome infographic that was made showing the speed of various iconic sci-fi ships as well as NASA ships all in a nice condensed list.
The list doesn’t have every single ship out there but there is a wide range of very awesome ships from blockbuster movies, TV shows, videogames, and anime series. Now you can compare a lot of the more well known sci-fi ships to see who really has the fastest one in the universe.
What is interesting about how they found some of the speeds was the math that went into it. Note what they had to say about finding the speed of the Eagle 5 from Spaceballs.
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Eagle 5 from Spaceballs is said to be going “1,500 light leagues per minute.” A league is the distance a man can walk in a day. If a light league is the distance light can go in a day, Eagle 5 can travel at 90,000 times the speed of light unless Lone Star has a bottle of Liquid Schwartz. Spaceball 1 can attain a new speed definitely faster than light speed. It’s a speed so fast it causes the universe to appear in plaid. After engaging ludicrous speed for 1 minute and 5 seconds of movie time, Barf says Spaceball One must have overshot the space RV by “a week and a half”. This sets our top speed for the megalithic Spaceball One.
Last Updated on January 12, 2019.