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Interplanetary Spaceship Names


AEdit

  • Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Battuta - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 671
  • Achilles - Stanislaw Lem's short story collection Fiasco
  • Actium - John Barnes's novel In the Hall of the Martian King
  • Adrianople - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Agamemnon - Geoffrey A. Landis's novel Mars Crossing
  • Albatross - John Barnes's novel Candle, brief reference p. 156
  • Albert Einstein - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Red Planet p. 41
  • Alexei Leonov - 2010: Odyssey Two|2010: The Year We Make Contact 1984 film
  • Angel Links - Angel Links 1999 television anime
  • Abubis - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Arachne - Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunjammer," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Arcturus - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Sands of Mars, brief mention
  • Argo - Arthur C. Clarke's novel A Fall of Moondust
  • Antares - Defying Gravity
  • Ares - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Sands of Mars
  • Arnold Toynbee - Arthur C. Clarke's short story "Jupiter Five" in his collection Reach for Tommorrow
  • Astronef - A Visit to the Moon
  • Astronaut - Percy Greg's novel Across the Zodiac
  • Atlantis (passenger liner) - Poul Anderson's short story "The Moonrakers" in his collection Beyond the Beyond
  • Auriga - Arthur C. Clarke's novel A Fall of Moondust
  • Australia - Ben Bova's novel Leviathans of Jupiter
  • Axoim - Wall-e 2008 film

BEdit

  • B. Traven (a.k.a. Kathryn Denning) - Robert J. Sawyer's novel Red Planet Blues, p. 97
  • Badass Motherfucker (freighter) - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Bandon (military) - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Bebop, Swordfish II, Redtail, Hammerhead - Cowboy Bebop anime series
  • Berkshire - Silent Running 1972 film
  • Biaolong (gravity tug around the Gas Giant V'Harant) - Michael Cobley's Humanity's Fire series, Seeds of Fire, p. 165
  • Blue Ox - Larry Niven's novel Protector
  • Brighter Than Creation's Dark - Paul McAuley's novel Evening's Empires
  • Broun - Philip Jose Farmer's novel Tongues of the Moon
  • Elizabeth Browning - John Varley's short story Retrograde Summer, in his collection In the Hall of the Martian Kings
  • Brutus - Firefly

CEdit

  • C. Huygens
  • Caliban - Samuel R. Delaney's Nova, (yacht)
  • Canny Belle (operates in the Taratwo system) - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System
  • Canterbury (ice freighter) - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Capcor I (operates in the Taratwo system) - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System
  • Capcor II (operates in the Taratwo system) - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System
  • Cavorite - John Varley's novel 'The Ophiuchi Hotline, p. 159
  • Centurus - Arthur C. Clarke's novel A Fall of Moondust
  • Ceres Throne - John Barnes' novel A Princess of the Aerie
  • Champion - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Chartist, I and II - J.Y. Mcintosh's novel The Million Cities
  • Cheasepeake - "The Long Watch," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Cheerful Pomegranate - M.J. Locke's novel Up Against It, p. 116
  • Chronos - Poul Anderson's short story "The Saturn Game," in his collection Explorations
  • City of Chillicothe - Robert A. Heinlein's Methuselah's Children
  • Columbiad - From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, by Jules Verne
  • Cockatrice - "Weather," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Cuivier - Stanislaw Lem's short story collection Fiasco
  • USS Cygnuss - The Black Hole 1979 film

DEdit

  • Dag Hammarskjold - David Nordley's short story "Haumea" in David Conyers, et al' collection Extreme Planets
  • Darling Clementine - Ben Bova's novel The Return
  • Deucalion - "A Spy in Europa," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Diogenes - John Barnes's novel Candle, brief reference p. 156
  • Discovery One (XD-1) - 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Don Quixote - Geoffrey A. Landis's novel Mars Crossing
  • MCRN Donnager (military) James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Awakes
  • Doomwitch, a.k.a. Spy-Bell Zero Zero Zero - Brian Aldiss's novel The Eighty Minute Hour
  • Dorland - Philip Jose Farmer's Tongues of the Moon
  • IAV Dortmunder - Firefly
  • Dulcinea - Geoffrey A. Landis's novel Mars Crossing

EEdit

  • Earthhome I - John Varley's novel 'The Ophiuchi Hotline, p. 58
  • Earthhome II - John Varley's novel 'The Ophiuchi Hotline, p. 57
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs - John Varley's short story In the Hall of the Martian Kings, in his collection In the Hall of the Martian Kings
  • Edmund Halley - David Brin and Gregory Benford's short story "Banner of the Angels" in David Conyers, et al' collection Extreme Planets
  • Elizabeth Browning - John Varley's short story "Retrograde Summer" in his collection Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories and in his collection In the Hall of the Martian Kings
  • CLRSS Elizabeth Reynolds - David Nordley's short story "Haumea" in David Conyers, et al' collection Extreme Planets
  • Empress of Mars (derelict) - Andre Norton's short story All Cats Are Gray
  • Endeavor - Arthur C. Clarke's novel Rendezvous with Rama
  • Envoy - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Ephemeris - Isaac Asimov's short story "The Martian Way," in his collection The Martian Way
  • Ernest Shackleton - David Nordley's short story "Haumea" in David Conyers, et al' collection Extreme Planets
  • Eros's Torch - John Barnes' novel In the Hall of the Martian King
  • F.S.N. Esperance - Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Evening Star - "Logic of Empire," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • Excalibur - Arthur C. Clarke's novel Rama II

FEdit

  • Falcon – “The Green Hills of Earth,” a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth
  • Fireball XL5
  • Firefly – “Space Jockey,” a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Flying Dutchman – “Space Jockey,” a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Flying Dutchman - John Barnes's novel The Sky So Big and Black, brief reference; John Barnes's novel Candle, brief reference p. 156
  • Fomalhaut - Arthur C. Clarke's novel Imperial Earth
  • Freedom - Armageddon 1998 film

GEdit

  • Ganymedian - James Blish's short story "Citadel of Thought" in Stirring Science Stories February 1940
  • Galasphere 347 - Space Patrol television puppet series
  • Glory of Gaia - Paul McAuley's novels The Quiet War and Gardens of the Sun
  • Goliath (space tug) - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Hammer of God
  • Go For Broke - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Double Star
  • R.S. Goshawk - "Delilah and the Space Rigger," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • Golden Circle - Larry Niven's novel World of Ptavvs
  • Gossamer - Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunjammer," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Gremlin – “Space Jockey” and “Its Great to be Back,” short stories in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Guy Molinari - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Awakes, Expanse series

HEdit

  • R.S. Half Moon - "Delilah and the Space Rigger," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • The Heavenly Chrysanthemum - Paul McAuley's novel Evening's Empires
  • Helios - Stanislaw Lem's short story collection Fiasco
  • Heinlein - Larry Niven's novel World of Ptavvs
  • Hercules - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Hammer of God
  • Hermes - Andy Weir's novel The Martian
  • Hidalgo - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge
  • Holiday Queen - Alfred Bester's novel The Demolished Man
  • Hong Bao - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 670
  • Hope of Peace - John Barnes' novel A Princess of the Aerie
  • Hummingbird - Larry Niven's novel Protector

IEdit

  • Icarus - Planet of the Apes 1968 film
  • Independence - Armageddon 1998 film
  • Io - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge, p. 242
  • The Independence - C.M. Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons," in Frederick Pohl's collection Nightmare Age
  • Indus Queen - Alfred Bester's novel The Stars My Destination
  • Iwo Jima - Larry Niven's novel World of Ptavvs

JEdit

  • J. Peter Vajk - Poul Anderson's short story "The Saturn Game," in his collection Explorations
  • Jay-Ann (operates in the Taratwo system) - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System
  • Jefferson - Philip Jose Farmer's novel Tongues of the Moon
  • Jim Daniels - Stephen Baxter's novel Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice
  • John Carter - Joe Haldeman's novel Starbound
  • Juan Manuel de Rosas - Philip Jose Farmer's novel Tongues of the Moon

KEdit

  • KX 126 - John Barnes' novel The Duke of Uranium
  • Kathryn Denning (a.k.a. B. Traven) - Robert J. Sawyer's novel Red Planet Blues, p. 97
  • Kinyeti (asteroid miner) - Alastair Reynolds's novel Blue Remembered Earth
  • The Kite - The Last Hero: A Discworld Fable
  • Knight (shuttle attached to the Canterbury) - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Knossos (generation ship) - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools
  • Kon Tiki – Arthur C. Clarke’s novella A Meeting With Medusa

LEdit

  • Lafayette – “The Long Watch,” a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • Lazy Eight III - Larry Niven's novel World of Ptavvs
  • Lebedev - Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunjammer," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Leonov - 2010 1984 film
  • Lermontov - Philip Jose Farmer's novel Tongues of the Moon
  • Lermontov - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge
  • Like So Not - John Barnes' novel In the Hall of the Martian King
  • Lollipop - John Varley's short story "Lollipop and the Tar Baby" in his collection Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories
  • The Long March - Paul McAuley's novel The Quiet War'
  • Luis Inacio da Silva - Paul McAuley's novel The Quiet War'
  • Lyell - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series

MEdit

  • IAV Magellan - Firefly
  • Marathon - Eric Frank Russell's "Mechanistra," a short story in his collection Men, Martians and Machines
  • Marco Polo - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 670
  • Mars-1 - Red Planet 2000 film
  • Martian Queen - Randall Garrett and Robert Silverberg's "Sound Decision," a short story in Bill Pronzoni and Barry N. Malzberg's collection Shared Tomorrow
  • Mary's Darlin (operates in the Taratwo system) - Zach Hughes's novel Closed System
  • Memphis (generation ship) - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools
  • Mentor - Arthur C. Clarke's novel Imperial Earth
  • Messiah - Deep Impact 1998 film
  • Mjölnir - Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor's novel Portal
  • ETH Mobile - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel 2312, p. 462
  • Mohammed's Coffin - John Barnes's novel Candle, brief reference p. 156
  • Mohenjo-Daro (generation ship) - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools, p. 210
  • Moonbat – “Space Jockey,” a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Morning Star - "Logic of Empire," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth

NEdit

  • Nebula Storm - Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor's novel Portal
  • Nike - Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor's novel Portal
  • Nomad - Alfred Bester's novel The Stars My Destination
  • Norad-II, III - StarCraft video game
  • Normandy SR-1 & SR-2 - Mass Effect I, II and III

OEdit

  • Odin - Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor's novel Portal
  • Outlaw Star - Outlaw Star anime series
  • Olaf - short story collection Brute Orbits

PEdit

  • Pabuji's Gift - Paul McAuley's novel Evening's Empire
  • Palls – Arthur C. Clarke’s novel The Sands of Mars, brief reference
  • Persephone - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge
  • Petronel - "Weather," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Philip Nolan - "Space Jockey," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Pillar of Fire - Larry Niven's short story "Death by Ecstasy", Galaxy, 1969
  • Pinta - Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Garden of Rama
  • Polestar - "Delilah and the Space Rigger," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's The Green Hills of Earth, brief reference
  • Potent Voyager - The Colour of Magic, Discworld series
  • Promeithia - John Barnes' novel A Princess of the Aerie
  • Prospector II - Anthony O'Neill's novel The Dark Side, p. 177
  • Providence - Jennifer Foehner Wells's novel Fluency

QEdit

  • Quaymor - Alastair Reynolds's novel Blue Remembered Earth

REdit

  • Razorback (racing pinnace) - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • UNN Escort Vessel Ravi - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Rocinante - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Roosevelt - Philip Jose Farmer's novel Tongues of the Moon
  • Roddenberry - Brian Aldiss's novel Super-State
  • Rust Eagle - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge

SEdit

  • Sagan - Robert J. Sawyer's novel Red Planet Blues, p. 97
  • Salander 3 - K.W. Veter's novel Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human
  • Santa Maria - Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunjammer," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars and Arthur C. Clarke's novel The Garden of Rama
  • Santiago - Ben Jeapes's novel Phoenicia's World, p. 359
  • Scopuli - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Awakes
  • Scipio Africanus - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Awakes (patrol destroyer)
  • Sequoia - Silent Running 1972 film
  • Serenity - Firefly
  • Shirley Temple - John Varley's short story "Lollipop and the Tar Baby" in his collection Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories
  • Sirius - Arthur C. Clarke's novel Imperial Earth
  • Sisyphus - M.J. Locke's novel Up Against It, p. 83
  • Golgotha Planetary Defense Ship Sidney - Andy Heizeler's The Grand Illusion: A Dean The Space Rogue Tale," Raygun Revival, Issue 55, December 2009
  • Skysprite - "Space Jockey," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • The Scopuli - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Snowflake - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel Icehenge
  • Solarite - John W. Campbell's novel The Black Star Passes
  • The Song of Copernicus - John Barnes' novel In the Hall of the Martian King
  • Sparrowhawk - "Its Great to be Back," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • Speroancora -- Jennifer Foehner Wells novel Fluency
  • Spirit of Singing Port - John Barnes' novel The Duke of Uranium
  • Spy-Bell Zero Zero Zero a.k.a. Doomwitch - Brian Aldiss's novel The Eighty Minute Hour
  • Star Queen – Arthur C. Clarke’s novel The Sands of Mars, brief reference
  • Starstreak - HG Wells' The Shape of Things to Come 1979 film
  • Suleiman - Geoffrey A. Landis's short story "The Sultan of the Clouds" Asimov's Science Fiction September 2010, pp. 76-106
  • Sunbeam - Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunjammer," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars
  • Swift Justice - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel 2312, p. 71
  • Syrtus Rambler - Alfred Bester's novel The Stars My Destination

TEdit

  • Tachi - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series
  • Talbott Leeds - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series, p. 469
  • Temujin - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 670
  • Teotihuacan (generation ship) - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools, p. 210
  • Three Ring Circus - Alfred Bester's novel The Stars My Destination
  • Thunderbolt - "Brake," a short story in Poul Anderson’s collection Beyond the Beyond
  • Tigris (generation ship) - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools, p. 219
  • Titan's Dancer - John Barnes' novel The Duke of Uranium
  • Tome Paine (Tommie) - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Double Star
  • Tree Bowing to the Storm - John Barnes' novel In the Hall of the Martian King
  • Triad - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkayne of Mars
  • Triangular - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkayne of Mars
  • Trice - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkayne of Mars
  • Tricolor - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkayne of Mars
  • Tricorn - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkayne of Mars
  • Triple G., a.k.a. George G. Grundy - Isaac Asimov's short story "SuckerBair," in his collection The Martian Way
  • Tsien - 2010: The Year We Make Contact
  • Tricorn - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkaybe of Mars
  • Trygve Lie - "The Long Watch," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth

UEdit

  • U Thant - Larry Niven's Protector
  • U Thant - John Varley's novel 'The Ophiuchi Hotline, p. 56
  • Ulysses - Geoffrey A. Landis's novel Mars Crossing
  • Up Yours - John Barnes' novel In the Hall of the Martian King
  • Upskadaska City, a.k.a. Upsydaisy - Eric Frank Russell's "Jay Score," a short story in his collection Men, Martians and Machines
  • Ur (generation ship) - Michael P. Kube-McDowell's novel The Quiet Pools

VEdit

  • Valkyrie - "Ordeal in Space," a short story in Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Green Hills of Earth
  • Valley Forge – Film Silent Running 1972
  • Vladimir - Poul Anderson's short story "The Saturn Game," in his collection Explorations

WEdit

  • Wandering Jew - John Barnes's novel Candle, brief reference p. 156
  • Wanderlust - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Podkayne of Mars
  • Warren Kimbrel - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 667
  • Washington - Philip Jose Farmer's novel Tongues of the Moon
  • The White Brigades - Paul McAuley's novel Evening's Empires
  • Wild Pallas - "Dilation Sleep," a short story in Alastair Reynold's collection Galactic North, part of the Revelation Space universe
  • Woomera - Arthur C. Clarke's "Sunjammer," a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars

XEdit

  • Xinglang - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series

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YEdit

  • Yuri Gagarain - Harry Harrison's short story "The Gods Themselves Throw Incence" in his collection 50 in 50

ZEdit

  • Zaitsev - David Brin's novel Existence, p. 670
  • Zarathustra - Eric Flint & Ryk E. Spoor's novel Portal
  • Zero-X - Thunderbirds Are Go televison series
  • Zeus - Poul Anderson's short story "The Saturn Game," in his collection Explorations
  • Zhing Fei - James S.A. Corey's novel Leviathan Wakes, Expanse series

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