A natural advancement of 1960’s jet design, this Pan Am spacecraft is both beautiful and familiar… and still offers in-flight meals! Forget that Pan American World Airways went belly-up in 1991. In 2001, they’re back with a vengeance. Darn, why aren’t we riding around in these?
Vehicle: USS Discovery One
Film/s: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
The design of Discovery One is as iconic as its inhuman occupant, HAL-9000. Everything about this spacecraft is beautiful, including the excursion pods, which could have their own entry here. They’re mirror images of Discovery One‘s main orb. Just don’t ask the AI to lie.