Thursday, September 29, 2016

SpaceX spaceship at Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Picture of the Day 29/9/16. It was inevitable Elon Musk's presentation of SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System will inspire a lot of fan art based around the design of the Mars Vehicle (could we call the "ship" part of Interplanetary Transport System by the old name - Mars Colonial Transporter?). One of the first is made by talented modern space artist Bryan Versteeg - a Mars base built around a landed SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter.

SpaceX spaceship at Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Official schematics for Interplanetary Transport System by SpaceX

Today SpaceX CEO Elon Musk finally detailed his plan of building an Interplanetary Transport System (formerly known as "Mars Colonial Transporter") for colonization of Mars and beyond. Here are some schematics and images from his presentation.
His full presentation you can watch here and download as PDF here.

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 01 - compared to humanSpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 02

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 03 - compared to other rocketsSpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 04 - compared to Saturn V rocket

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 05 - Raptor engineSpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 06 - Booster

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 07 - Booster engine configurationSpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter schematic 08 - Ship

Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter by SpaceX

Picture of the Day 27/9/16 - Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter (Interplanetary Transport System). Official design by SpaceX.

Launch of Mars Colonial Transporter by SpaceX

Full video preview here:


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mars Colonial Transporter next to ISS by Nathan Koga

Picture of the Day 25/9/16 - Render image of SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter (as part of Interplanetary Transport System) concept next to the International Space Station by L2 (NASASpaceFlight.com) member Nathan Koga. Note a Dragon 2 is also docked at ISS.

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter next to ISS by Nathan Koga

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Martian medic by Phil Smith

Picture of the Day 22/9/16 - a Martian medic trying to help wounded astronaut by American artist Phil Smith. More of his art here.

Mars medic by Phil Smith

Monday, September 19, 2016

BFR 1st stages landing back on Earth by Stanley Von Medvey

Picture of the Day 19/9/16 - Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter (or "Interplanetary Transport System"?) launcher (BFR or Big Falcon Rocket*) 1st stages landing back on Earth by Stanley Von Medvey (aka bagtaggar).

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Stanley Von Medvey

* originally called "Big Fucking Rocket"

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Red Dragon landing on Mars by Chris Monson

Picture of the Day 15/9/16 - Concept art for SpaceX's Red Dragon landing on Mars by computer designer Chris Monson.
More of his art here.

SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars by Chris Monson

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Astronaut falling in Martian canyon by Michał Karcz

Picture of the Day 11/9/16 - an unlucky astronaut falling in a Martian canyon by Polish digital artist Michał Karcz. More of his art here.

Astronaut falling in Martian canyon by Michał Karcz