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The Fastest Spaceships in Sci-Fi & Pop Culture: Ranked

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She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts.

The history of sci-fi, popular culture and, indeed, real life, is littered with amazing examples of fantastical flying machines capable of reaching the speed of light and beyond, taking humans to the very edges of the Universe.

But what we all want to know is: who's the fastest?

Luckily, the finance blog FatWallet has created this superb infographic which ranks the quickest spaceships and vehicles in sci-fi and popular culture, including the likes of Red Dwarf, the Millennium Falcon and the USS Enterprise, alongside a few craft that our humble species have actually made for real, such as the Saturn V rocket and the forthcoming Shuttle replacement Space Launch System (SLS). Needless to say, though, it's the fictional versions that can really motor through the solar system.

Engage warp drive and check them all out below.

Fastest Spaceships

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