How Big Is the ISS Compared to Science Fiction Spaceships?SWe are so used to the International Space Station that we don't give its massive scale a second thought. I, for one, took it for granted until a newly-released NASA photograph reminded me that this thing is huge. So huge that I fired up Photoshop and did an illustration comparing it to a Colonial Viper Mk1, a Corellian corvette, the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A, and the new Battlestar Galactica. I don't know about you, but this one really make me go oh-ah. Maybe it's all a fake and that guy is a Lego Minifig.
ISS Size: Mass: 300,214 kg (661,857 lb) (June 18, 2008) Length: 58.2 m (191 ft) along truss (February 22, 2007) Width: 44.5 m (146 ft) from Destiny to Zvezda Height: 27.4 m (90 ft) (February 22, 2007) Solar arrays span: 73.15 m (240 ft) (February 22, 2007)
* The sizemodo shows the final completed ISS. The scale is 1 pixel = 0.5 meters. Scaled and measured with Photoshop's measurement tool. How Big Is the ISS Compared to Science Fiction Spaceships?S