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Here’s a bigger copy of that NASA piece, which was done by Roy Scarfo.

And here is the exterior view…

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…from Roy Scarfos Beyond Tomorrow - Civilizations in Space.  The idea of an asteroid modified as a space ark is still seriously considered as one possible method for crossing interstellar space, and is probably best-known from the Star Trek episode “For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky”:

In fact, researchers and scientists are working on space arks and starships right now.

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