A tent that looks like a Star Trek shuttlecraft for all your camping missions

By Inigo del Castillo, Lost At E Minor

Canadian designer Dave Delisle, of Dave’s Geeky Ideas, has come up with a concept tent that resembles a Star Trek Federation shuttlecraft. 

The two-person tent, though not able to travel to other galaxies, allows Trekkies to go on their ‘away missions’.

It features a hull that looks like the real spacecraft, with an entrance at the back. When you want to stow it away, the tent can easily fit inside one of its thrusters.

And though some would say Star Trek and camping are hardly synonymous, Delisle begs to differ. 

“It’s not such a far-fetched idea,” he said. “Star Trek V began with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy camping in the great outdoors.”

You can find out more about Dave Delisle and his work here.

Via Laughing Squid

Forgotten Star Trek: The Shuttlecraft

Halfway through the first season of The Original Series, the Enterprise got a shuttlecraft and, eventually, a place to put it in.

The shuttle was not designed at the same time as the rest of the ship. The reason for that was simple — shuttlecraft do not get built until a storyline calls for one, because they are just too expensive. So Matt Jefferies was not asked to produce one of these small, short-ranged vessels until “The Galileo Seven” was written.