FreeSpace took names for ships, weapons and even characters from numerous different real-life sources. The origins to these names are listed here. The items are listed alphabetically, disregarding class designations.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a German 18th century composer.
Aquitaine is a region in the soutwest of France. It came into the control of England when Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry II of England in 1152. It remained in English control until 1453 at the end of the Hundred Years' War.
Isaac Asimov was a science fiction writer, notable for his Foundation series of novels.
Carthage was the city completely destroyed by the Romans after three wars.
In Greek mythology, Charon was a ferryman that carried the souls of the dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron.
The name "Colossus" was a common name, usually used for large statues. The warship, however, was probably named after one statue in particular, the Colossus of Rhodes. The statue represented the God Helios and is one of the Seven Wonders. The first mission in which the Colossus appears, in fact, is named The Sixth Wonder (sm1-08).
Dwight Eisenhower was the leader of the Allied forces during World War II and the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961).
GTI Enif Station
Enif is the common name of Epsilon Pegasi
Galatea, in Greek mythology, is the name for a statue carved out of ivory.
Admiral Horatio Nelson led the English Royal Navy in the famous Battle for Trafalgar (1805).
Carl Orff was a German composer.
Plato was an Ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher.
Ancient Egypt had 11 pharaohs named Ramses.