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.

Mars City by SpaceX

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

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Martian landscape by Amante Lombardi

Picture of the Day 9/8/2017 - a hilly Martian landscape by British digital artist Amante Lombardi.
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Martian landscape by Amante Lombardi

Monday, July 31, 2017

SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship comparison

Fan vision of possible SpaceX's scaled down version of the ITS cargo spaceship (for 9m booster) compared with the original ITS crew spaceship (for 12m booster), Space Shuttle, Orion and Dragon; created by NASASpaceFlight.com forum member lamontagne.

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.

SpaceX ITS Mars spaceship comparison by lamontagne

Friday, July 28, 2017

House on Mars by Nacho Malter

Picture of the Day 28/7/2017 - drawing of a cottage house on partly terraformed Mars by Argentinian freelance artist Nacho Malter. More of his art here.
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Cottage house on partly terraformed Mars by Nacho Malter

Saturday, July 15, 2017

New life on Mars by Robert Murray

Picture of the Day 15/7/2017 - a happy family at the human colony on Mars by Robert Murray / The Mars Society (2001).

Family at the human colony on Mars by Robert Murray / The Mars Society

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SpaceX ITS spaceships at Mars Base Alpha by Maciej Rebisz

Picture of the Day 12/7/2017 - SpaceX ITS spaceships at Mars Base Alpha or "Alpha Site" by Polish digital painter Maciej Rebisz. More of his art here.
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SpaceX ITS spaceships at Mars Base Alpha by Maciej Rebisz

Some close-ups of the painting:

SpaceX ITS spaceship at Mars Base AlphaSpaceX rover at Mars Base Alpha

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SpaceX spaceship on Mars by Alexandra Hodgson

Picture of the Day 25/6/2017 - "Expanding to New Horizons" - SpaceX downscaled ITS spaceship on Mars by Canadian illustrator Alexandra Hodgson. More of her concept art here.
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SpaceX spaceship on Mars by Alexandra Hodgson

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Spaceships in Mars orbit by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 18/6/2017 - Spaceships in Mars orbit by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.
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Spaceships in Mars orbit by James Vaughan

Saturday, May 27, 2017

HD images of Mars from "The Expanse" TV series

Mars is one of two competing superpowers in the universe of The Expanse TV series (a political sci-fi detective set a few centuries in the future where humans has colonized the entire Solar system) but only a few scenes are actually set on Mars in the series. Here are some HD images from those few scenes in season 2 (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Valles Marineris - Mars image from The ExpanseMartian orbit - Mars image from The Expanse

Martian soldier - Mars image from The ExpanseSoldier in a canyon - Mars image from The Expanse

Terraforming Red Mars - image from The ExpanseTerraformed Blue Mars - image from The Expanse

Mars colony - image from The ExpanseValles Marineris - Mars image from The Expanse

Colonized independent Mars - image from The ExpanseMars as Earth's colony 137 years ago - image from The Expanse