The "implacable enemy" and "change humanity forever" bits made me kind of smirk...
Thanks. I read a lot
of back-cover blurbs on 1950s and 1960s science fiction novels in order to compose that.
The ship design is a work in progress - the main design is by aridas sofia
but he's working with other folk who are known around here on various refinements.
There is a short test clip of the first version of the model over here at youtube:
I'm afraid video compression is not kind to this particular shot, though. Miles to go...