Thursday, December 29, 2016

Concept art by Brian Cho for "Mars World" at Las Vegas

By 2021 at Las Vegas (hopefully) will be opened a large tourist attraction complex called "Mars World" worth of 2 billion $. The authors of the ambitious project has stated that the attraction will include "worlds largest dome" and "visitors will be treated to the music, costumes and culture of a Mars colony. They will take simulated "Marswalks" in one-fourth Earth gravity, ride a tram around the crater in which the city is built and even sleep overnight in rough habitats if they wish."

Here are some of the concept art pieces for the "Mars World" by Brian Cho:

Las Vegas Mars World by Brian Cho

Las Vegas Mars World by Brian Cho

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Space station in Mars orbit by Glenn Clovis

Picture of the Day 22/12/2016 - "Phoenix" space station in Mars orbit by sci-fi artist Glenn Clovis. More of his art here.
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Space station in Mars orbit by Glenn Clovis

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Astronaut looking at Mars by Jean-Michel Trauscht

Picture of the Day 20/12/2016 - Astronaut looking at Mars from the orbit by Brazilian matte painter Jean-Michel Trauscht.
More of his art here.

Astronaut looking at Mars by Jean-Michel Trauscht

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Garden under the dome on Mars by Pawel Wegiel

Picture of the Day 17/12/2016 - a garden under the dome on Mars by Polish 3D graphic artist Pawel Wegiel. More of his art here.

A garden under the dome on Mars by Pawel Wegiel

Friday, December 16, 2016

Martian selfie by Anna Anikina

Picture of the Day 16/12/2016 - Martian selfie by Russian concept artist Anna Anikina. More of her art here.

Martian selfie by Anna Anikina

Friday, December 9, 2016

Mars base by George Brad

Picture of the Day 9/12/2016 - Mars base by Romanian digital artist George Brad. More of his art here.
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Mars base by George Brad

Saturday, December 3, 2016

NatGeo's "Mars" TV series: full episodes

Watch the full episodes of National Geographic Channel's "Mars" TV series here. The fictional documentary series are depicting the first human mission to Mars, the subsequent building of the first human base on Mars in a lava tube and the further steps for colonization of Mars till the end of 21st century.

Episode 01 - Novo Mundo



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Boeing Mars lander concept by Romek Delimata

Picture of the Day 27/11/2016 - Concept of Boeing Mars lander by movie artist Romek Delimata for "The Last Days on Mars" (2013). More of his art here.
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Boeing Mars lander concept by Romek Delimata

Friday, November 25, 2016

NASA's Mars base concept by Alexey Rubakin

Picture of the Day 25/11/2016 - Concept for NASA's base on Mars by Russian concept artist Alexey Rubakin. More of his art here.
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NASA Mars base concept by Alexey Rubakin

Saturday, October 29, 2016

HD images from NatGeo's "Mars" TV series

Here are some HD images from National Geographic Channel's upcoming "Mars" TV series which will be broadcasted worldwide starting on November 14th. The fictional documentary series will depict the first human mission to Mars, the subsequent building of the first human base on Mars in a lava tube and the further steps for colonization of Mars till the end of 21st century.

Here are also a bunch of trailers and video clips from the upcoming series.              Open link in new tab to view in full resolution:

National Geographic 'Mars' - Daedalus spaceshipNational Geographic 'Mars' - Daedalus spaceship crew

National Geographic 'Mars' - inside Daedalus spaceshipNational Geographic 'Mars' - leaving Daedalus spaceship

National Geographic 'Mars' - Astronauts exploring MarsNational Geographic 'Mars' - Astronaut and rover

National Geographic 'Mars' - landing zone mapNational Geographic 'Mars' - astronaut in Mars habitat

Monday, October 24, 2016

Martian "Rust Valley" by Pat Fix

Picture of the Day 24/10/2016 - sketch of a Martian "Rust Valley" by Polish concept artist Pat Fix. More of her sketches here.
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Martian Rust Valley by Pat Fix

Friday, October 21, 2016

SpaceX ITS spaceship docking with International Space Station

Picture of the Day 21/10/2016 - another fun picture (the first one here) about SpaceX's Interplanetary Transport System :) ... ITS spaceship docking with the International Space Station (ISS); created(?) by Reddit user __Rocket__.
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SpaceX ITS spaceship docking with International Space Station

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mars shuttle concept by Nenad Gojkovic

Picture of the Day 18/10/2016 - Mars surface to/from Low Mars orbit shuttle by Serbian concept artist Nenad Gojkovic. More of his concept art here.
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Mars shuttle concept by Nenad Gojkovic

Friday, October 14, 2016

Domed atrium at Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

One of the most talented modern space artists Bryan Versteeg has created a few concept images of a domed atrium at Mars base for Mars One project. More of his space art here.

Mars dome plaza by Bryan Versteeg

Mars dome plaza by Bryan Versteeg

Mars dome plaza by Bryan Versteeg

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cleaning Mars greenhouse after the sandstorm by Raymond Cassel

Picture of the Day 8/10/2016 - Cleaning Mars greenhouse after the sandstorm by American illustrator and artist Raymond Cassel.
More of his art here.

Cleaning Mars greenhouse after the sandstorm by Raymond Cassel

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mars base by Mondolithic Studios

Picture of the Day 6/10/2016 - a Martian base by Mondolithic Studios (Chris Wren & Kenn Brown) for National Geographic magazine. Note the old Curiosity rover stuck in the sand :)

Mars base by Mondolithic Studios for National Geographic

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Early SpaceX base on Mars by Sam Chivers

British illustrator Sam Chivers has created some illustrations of an early SpaceX base on Mars, before Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) becomes operational. These illustrations were made for an article in The Economist about Elon Musk's Martian plans.

SpaceX Mars base by Sam Chivers

SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars by Sam Chivers

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.
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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 Interplanetary Transport System by SpaceX

Picture of the Day 27/9/16 - Launch of Interplanetary Transport System (formerly known as "Mars Colonial Transporter") spaceship. Official design by SpaceX.
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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.
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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.
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SpaceX Red Dragon landing on Mars by Chris Monson

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Lazarus Luan

Picture of the Day 14/9/16 - Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by game designer Lazarus Luan.
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SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Lazarus Luan

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mars terraforming station by Mateusz Katzig

Picture of the Day 6/9/16 - Mars terraforming station by British/Polish digital artist Mateusz Katzig. More of his art here.
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Mars terraforming station by Mateusz Katzig

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Euan Gray

Picture of the Day 1/9/16 - Concept art for SpaceX's Mars Colonial Transporter by Euan Gray - a spaceship with Bigelow inflatable modules and several Dragon landers.

SpaceX Mars Colonial Transporter concept by Euan Gray

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Illustrated movie posters for The Martian

Came across some pretty impressive illustrated movie posters for The Martian (2015):

The Martian illustrated movie poster (rover)The Martian illustrated movie poster (base)

More stuff from The Martian:  ►Trailers  ►HD images  ►Quotes  ►Concept art