Babylon 5's Ron Thornton on the secrets of spaceship design

I really consider myself blessed that I was born at just the right time to experience the evolution of Space Science Fact and Science Fiction. I'm sure I was lying in my cot making gurgling noises as Sputnik 1 was launched, and the space race was on.

I grew up on a TV diet of Gerry Anderson's Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds, so I was scribbling spaceships in crayon back in the early 60s (something I still do), so it's no wonder really that I love designing and building sci-fi and space vehicles.

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