Sunday, December 3, 2017

Human base in Martian cave by Natalia Babiy

Picture of the Day 3/12/2017 - Human base in a Martian cave by Ukrainian concept artist Natalia Babiy. More of her art here.
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Human base in Martian cave by Natalia Babiy

Saturday, November 25, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship entering Mars atmosphere

Picture of the Day 25/11/2017 - SpaceX's BFR spaceship (BFS) entering Mars atmosphere - an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by Reddit user Hazegrayart.

SpaceX BFR spaceship (BFS) entering Mars atmosphere

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mars base by Christian Gruner

Picture of the Day 22/11/2017 - a small human base on Mars by German concept artist Christian Gruner. More of his art here.
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Mars base by Christian Gruner

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship above Mars

Picture of the Day 15/11/2017 - SpaceX's BFR spaceship (BFS) above Mars - an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by Reddit user Hazegrayart.

SpaceX BFR spaceship (BFS) above Mars

SpaceX BFR spaceship (BFS) above Mars

Monday, November 13, 2017

Two homes of humanity

Earth and fully terraformed Mars to scale. The image of the terraformed Mars was done by software engineer Kevin Gill from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. More of his images here.
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Earth and terraformed Mars to scale

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Martian lander docking with Mars Base Camp by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 11/11/2017 - Lockheed Martin's Martian lander docking with Mars Base Camp (a manned station orbiting Mars) by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.
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Lockheed Martin Martian lander docking with Mars Base Camp by James Vaughan

Thursday, November 9, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Mars

Picture of the Day 9/11/2017 - SpaceX's BFR spaceship (BFS) approaching Mars - an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by Reddit user Hazegrayart.

SpaceX BFR spaceship (BFS) approaching Mars

SpaceX BFR spaceship (BFS) approaching Mars

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Moon Base Alpha by Jon Hrubesch

Picture of the Day 8/11/2017 - Moon Base Alpha by digital painter Jon Hrubesch. More of his sci-fi art here.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Images from Martian Land (2015) film

"Martian Land" (2015) is a low-budget feature film with amateurish acting and a senseless story of Martian colonies being overrun by a deadly sandstorm. Here are some CGI images from the film:

Mars city dome (from Martian Land)Mars city inside a dome (from Martian Land)

Mars outpost (from Martian Land)Spaceship and Phobos above Mars (from Martian Land)

Sandstorm approaching Mars city (from Martian Land)Sandstorm over Mars city dome (from Martian Land)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Martian cities by Jon Hrubesch

Picture of the Day 1/11/2017 - Martian cities by digital painter Jon Hrubesch. More of his sci-fi art here.
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Martian cities by Jon Hrubesch

Saturday, October 28, 2017

SpaceX Moon Base Alpha

Picture of the Day 28/10/2017 - human base on the Moon, featuring a group of habitats covered with a layer of lunar regolith and a skybridge for easy access to landed SpaceX's BFR spaceships (BFS) - a closeup from official Moon Base Alpha concept image by SpaceX.

SpaceX Moon Base Alpha

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Human base on Deimos by Manchu (Philippe Bouchet)

Picture of the Day 25/10/2017 - Human base on Deimos (the farthest and smallest of the two Martian moons) by French sci-fi artist Manchu (Philippe Bouchet).

Human base on Deimos by Manchu (Philippe Bouchet)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

SpaceX base on Mars in late 2030s

Picture of the Day 21/10/2017 - SpaceX base on Mars, featuring a transparent geodesic dome - a closeup from official Mars City concept image by SpaceX. Acording to our speculated Mars Colonization Timeline the first human base on Mars could be developed to the pictured level in late 2030s.
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SpaceX base on Mars

Friday, October 20, 2017

Mars exploration rover leaving the base by Bryan Versteeg

Picture of the Day 20/10/2017 - Mars exploration rover leaving the base by Canadian concept artist Bryan Versteeg.
More of his space art here.
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Mars exploration rover leaving the base by Bryan Versteeg

Thursday, October 19, 2017

New Shanghai 2117 vertical forest skyscraper eco-city on Mars by Stefano Boeri

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has created an interesting vision for a colony of Shanghai on the Red Planet in 2117 - a vertical forest skyscraper eco-city called "New Shanghai". The vision is exhibited at Shanghai Urban Space and Art Season 2017, opened on October 15th in Minsheng Port in Shanghai.

New Shanghai 2117 vertical forest skyscraper eco-city on Mars by Stefano Boeri

Sunday, October 15, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship at takeoff by Sam Taylor

Picture of the Day 15/10/2017 - SpaceX BFR spaceship at takeoff by digital artist Sam Taylor. The view for the passengers will be spectacular!
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SpaceX BFR spaceship at takeoff by Sam Taylor

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Concept art of Mars for "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare" game

Militaristic Martian settlers and their Settlement Defense Front are the villains in the latest Call of Duty game Infinite Warfare (2016) - a first-person shooter (FPS) set in an undefined future where Earth nations are competing for power in the Solar system with ruthless and technologically more advanced but outnumbered space settlers.

Here are a collection of concept art images for the Martian part of the game (open link in new tab to view in full resolution).

Mars rock quarry by Activision's concept artist Mike Garn:


Mars rock quarry by Mike Garn - concept art for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Industrial Mars by Lucasfilm's concept designer Benjamin Last:


Industrial Mars by Benjamin Last - concept art for Call of Duty Infinite Warfare

Friday, October 13, 2017

Poster with SpaceX BFR spaceship by Sam Taylor

Digital artist Sam Taylor has made a poster with SpaceX BFR crew spaceship in the blackness of space - "See you in 0:30".
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Poster with SpaceX BFR spaceship by Sam Taylor

Sunday, October 8, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship docked to International Space Station

Picture of the Day 8/10/2017 - Fan vision of SpaceX BFR crew spaceship docked to International Space Station (ISS) next to a Dragon 2 capsule; created by Reddit user brickmack.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship docked to International Space Station by brickmack

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Olympus Town Mars colony by Pixoloid Studios

Picture of the Day 7/10/2017 - "Olympus Town" (a human colony in a Martian lava tube) concept art by Pixoloid Studios for National Geographic's 'Mars' TV series.
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Olympus Town Mars colony by Pixoloid Studios for National Geographic 'Mars' TV series

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Spaceship landing on Mars from Surviving Mars game

Picture of the Day 5/10/2017 - SpaceX ITS 2016 style spaceship landing on Mars from upcoming Mars city building game "Surviving Mars" by Paradox Interactive.
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Spaceship landing on Mars from Surviving Mars game

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Terraformed Green Mars by Ludovic Celle

Picture of the Day 4/10/2017 - Terraformed Green Mars by French graphic artist Ludovic Celle. More of his Mars art here.
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Terraformed Green Mars wallpaper by Ludovic Celle

Saturday, September 30, 2017

SpaceX BFR spaceship landing on Mars

Picture of the Day 30/9/2017 - SpaceX BFR spaceship landing on Mars. Official design by SpaceX.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship landing on Mars

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lockheed Martin's Mars lander at night

This day is rich with high quality Mars colonization concept art :)
#2 picture of the Day 29/9/2017 - Lockheed Martin's Mars lander at night.
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Lockheed Martin Mars lander at night

"Making life multiplanetary". Official schematics for BFR by Elon Musk, SpaceX

SpaceX BFR Mars transportation architecture
Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX vision to make life multiplanetary and colonize Mars. Previous name for the colonization class SpaceX booster&spaceship - "Interplanetary Transport System" - has been dropped and now Musk referred to it by the old acronym - BFR.

Here are video, schematics and images from his presentation (open link in new tab to view image in full resolution):



Lunar surface missions:


SpaceX BFR Lunar surface missionsSpaceX Moon Base Alpha

SpaceX Mars mission architecture and Mars City buildup:


SpaceX BFR Mars transportation architectureSpaceX Mars mission early timeline

Thursday, September 28, 2017

SpaceX spaceships near the Mars City

Picture of the Day 29/9/2017 - Several SpaceX spaceships near the Mars City. Official design by SpaceX.
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Mars City by SpaceX
Updated with the 4K quality image on 19th October, 2017.

Lockheed Martin's Mars Base Camp concept

In a few hours at 2017 International Astronautical Conference American aerospace, advanced technologies and defense company Lockheed Martin will give an update to its Mars Base Camp concept. If accepted by NASA the Mars Base Camp would be a manned "Mars-orbiting science laboratory where astronauts can perform real-time scientific exploration, analyze Martian rock and soil samples, and confirm the ideal place to land humans on the surface in the 2030s." The proposed mission would send humans to Mars orbit by 2028 and is "designed to be led by NASA and its international and commercial partners."

Recently Lockheed Martin has released some concept images for the mission (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Lockheed Martin Mars lander docked with Mars Base Camp

Lockheed Martin Mars Base Camp configuration

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lockheed Martin's Mars lander concept

To compete with SpaceX for a viable manned Mars mission concept aerospace heavyweight Lockheed Martin has presented a Mars lander. It would act as a manned shuttle between proposed Mars Base Camp orbital station and Martian surface.
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Lockheed Martin Mars lander

Lockheed Martin Mars lander concept for Mars Base Camp

Monday, September 25, 2017

Poster with front view of SpaceX ITS spaceship by Sam Taylor

Digital artist Sam Taylor has made an impressive poster with a front view of SpaceX ITS spaceship.
"Explore Mars. Interplanetary Transport System"
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SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk will give an update to Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) during his presentation at the 2017 International Astronautical Conference in Adelaide, Australia, September 29, 04:30 UTC.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Drawing of SpaceX ITS spaceship landing on Mars by Abby Garrett

Picture of the Day 23/9/2017 - Pencil drawing of a SpaceX ITS spaceship landing on Mars by American space illustrator Abby Garrett. More of her art here.

Drawing of SpaceX ITS spaceship landing on Mars by Abby Garrett

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