what design do you think a mars ship should be. i think it should be Enterprise shape. i am a Trekkie. we will have to assemble any ship for a mars mission in space due to the size of the shielding and size of the ship itself. needing that we need to feed the crew. yes i know we are close to having food replicators, but even that requires supplies. since we have to build this ship in space it will need to be designed to be able to carry out more than one type of mission.