Sunday, January 20, 2019

SpaceX spaceport on Mars by Mike Winkelmann (beeple)

Picture of the Day 20/1/2019 - vision of a futuristic SpaceX spaceport on Mars by digital fantasy artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as beeple. More of his art here.
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SpaceX spaceport on Mars by Mike Winkelmann (beeple)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Farming in a dome on Mars by Mike Kiev

Picture of the Day 19/1/2019 - farming in a dome on Mars by Ukrainian photographer & illustrator Mike Kiev. More of his works here.
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Farming in a dome on Mars by Mike Kiev
Closeup of the colony town in the background:
Mars colony by Mike Kiev

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mars house interior and exterior

British The Sun has published an article what the human residences on Mars could look like by 2050 with architects and scientists prototyping several possible types of homes for would-be Martian colonists. All the designs are meant "to protect interplanetary homeowners from hazardous cosmic rays, space radiation and Mars' severe dust storms, as well as insulate them from the cold."

Here are interior and exterior images for the 3rd design - individual house.
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Mars home interior (The Sun)

Mars home exterior (The Sun)

Other designs:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy compared to Saturn V & Falcon 9 by Kimi Talvitie

Comparison of 1) the full stack Starship + Super Heavy (SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket), 2) the most powerful rocket ever built (till the Big Falcon Rocket will be built) - Saturn V - and 3) today's workhorse of SpaceX - Falcon 9; made by Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie. Comparison of Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and Starship + Super Heavy here.

SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy compared to Saturn V & Falcon 9 by Kimi Talvitie

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen Egan

Concept images of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship test vehicle (Starhopper) by British graphic designer Owen Egan (known on NASASpaceFlight.com forum as "tea monster"). The Starhopper is not shy of its wrinkles :) More of Owen's art here.

The SpaceX's Starship test vehicle (being a bit shorter, ~40 meters, than the full-scale Starship) is built in Boca Chica, Texas and scheduled to fly first test flights on March/April 2019.

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen Egan

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen EganSpaceX Starhopper by Owen Egan

Friday, January 11, 2019

Retro style Mars rover by David A. Hardy

Picture of the Day 11/1/2019 - a small ATV type, retro style Mars rover in front of NASA's lander (1981) by classical space artist David A. Hardy. More of his Mars art here.

Retro style Mars rover by David A. Hardy

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Photo of SpaceX's Starhopper (official)

Today Elon Musk tweeted the photo of the actual Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship) built in SpaceX's Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas and sheduled to fly first test flights in March/April.

SpaceX real Starhopper (photo from Elon Musk)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and BFR comparison by Kimi Talvitie

After making some of the best model renders of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship to date, Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has made another image, comparing the models of Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of Starship), Starship, Super Heavy booster, Falcon 9 and full stack Starship + Super Heavy (the Big Falcon Rocket).
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SpaceX Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and Big Falcon Rocket model comparison by Kimi Talvitie