The ship itself is huge and has on board many different forms of technology, including teleporters, time machines and ray guns. The ship also has an endless supply of fuel since it runs on hydrogen, and the food supplies on board last for 30,000 years.It also has several shuttlecraft types: Blue Midget, which never work, Starbug, which works but really shouldn't, and White Giant, which works but only when its not crashing into asteroids.After nearly 10 years of flying through space, the crew finally left the Dark Space and entered League territory. However, they still had a long way to go before they could reach Earth. They met many strange creatures on their journey and even lost Red Dwarf along the way, but eventually recovered it. They used nano-technology to constantly improve Red Dwarf, adding more features as well as weapons and shields. After 20 years of flight it was almost unrecognisable from its original form, especially since the superstructure of the ship was constantly changing. At one point, the entire of Red Dwarf exploded ina freak accident when they attempted to copy Red Dwarf using a triplicator. The crew were able to restore the Dwarf by fusing the two copies, however.
Red Dwarf was also attacked by simulants, a Polymorph, a corrosive microbe, a rogue asteroid, a futuristic self-declared judger of the entire universe, GELFS, Psirens, a crazy rogue AI, evil duplicates of the crew, a White Hole and even a mechanoid battleship.