This real aircraft looks like something right out of Star Wars public transit

Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Science, Technology

This new kind of “rigid aircraft” (not a blimp) highlighted on Gizmodo bears more than a passing resemblance to the large transports seen floating and moored around the galactic capital Coruscant in the Star Wars prequels (and Return of the Jedi’s Special Edition). The fictional craft was designed by conceptual artist Doug Chiang while the real vehicle, described both as a commercial and military people mover and cargo ship, is from a company called Aeros.

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Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.