Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

SpaceX Dragon 2 docked to Bigelow orbital station

Picture of the Day 18/9/2017 - SpaceX Dragon 2 spacecraft docked to Bigelow commercial orbital space station consisting of three B330 inflatable modules and a propulsion tug; a concept art by Bigelow Aerospace.
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SpaceX Dragon 2 docked to Bigelow orbital station with 3 B330 modules

Friday, September 15, 2017

A fleet of SpaceX ITS spaceships on Mars by Sam Taylor

Picture of the Day 16/9/2017 - a fleet of SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) spaceships has landed on Mars; a vision by digital artist Sam Taylor. Note the astronauts are already digging some systems (ISRU components? super-small modular nuclear reactors?) under the layer of Martian regolith.
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Fleet of SpaceX ITS spaceships on Mars by Sam Taylor

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mars base habitat concept by Northrop Grumman

In 2005 American aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman conducted a research project for a functional and easy movable modular Mars base habitat. Here are the final design images created by industrial designer Adam Ugolnik.

Modular Mars base habitat by Northrop Grumman

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mars habitat interior by Yanay Nadel

Picture of the Day 10/9/2017 - Mars base habitat interior by Israeli 3D artist Yanay Nadel.
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Mars base habitat interior by Yanay Nadel

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship landing on Mars

Fan vision of possible SpaceX's scaled down version of the ITS spaceship (for 9m booster) landing on Mars close to another ship which has already landed; created by NASASpaceFlight.com forum members redliox and tea monster.

We will learn the actual SpaceX design for the scaled down version of the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) only during Elon Musk's presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia, September 29.
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SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship landing on Mars

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mars base by Nick Kaloterakis & Jacek Irzykowski

Picture of the Day 30/8/2017 - Astronauts looking at Mars base in an impact crater by Australian digital artists Nick Kaloterakis & Jacek Irzykowski for Wired magazine.
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Mars base by Nick Kaloterakis & Jacek Irzykowski

Saturday, August 26, 2017

SpaceX Mars orbital station by Encho Enchev

Picture of the Day 26/8/2017 - Concept art for SpaceX Mars orbital station by Encho Enchev from Ubisoft.
More of his concept art here.
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Concept art for SpaceX Mars orbital station by Encho Enchev

Sunday, August 13, 2017

HD images from Mars 2030 VR experience

Mars 2030 VR is the latest education-focused virtual reality simulation set on Mars. It has been launched for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, soon to come to PlayStation VR, and has been developed in partnership with NASA. MARS 2030 centers on open world exploration, covering ~40 square kilometers of the Mawrth Vallis region, accurately mapped and modeled using MRO HiRISE satellite data. Taking on the role of an astronaut, players traverse Mars and collect geological samples that uncover the planet’s past.

Here are some HD quality images from the game (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Mars 2030 VR image - base and roverMars 2030 VR image - base

Mars 2030 VR image - baseMars 2030 VR image - astronaut

Mars 2030 VR image - base at sunsetMars 2030 VR image - planet

Mars 2030 VR image - base and astronautMars 2030 VR image - exploration