Monday, October 14, 2019

Colonized Valles Marineris region on Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse

There are two short scenes on Mars in the latest season 4 teaser for The Expanse TV series - a political sci-fi detective set a few centuries in the future where humans have colonized the entire Solar system; Mars is one of three competing forces in the universe of The Expanse. There were three more scenes on Mars in the first teaser for season 4.
Human colonies in Valles Marineris region (horizontally flipped in the trailer for some unknown reason) on Mars:
Human colonies in Valles Marineris region on Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse
Earth's leader Avasarala attending a diplomatic banquet on Mars:
Earth's leader Avasarala attending a diplomatic banquet on Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse

HD images of Mars from season 2 of The Expanse TV series here


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Incredible miniatures for Total Recall (1990) Martian landscapes

One of the best movies set on Mars ever made - Total Recall (1990), stared by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin and Sharon Stone and directed by Paul Verhoeven (known also for Starship Troopers, RoboCop, Basic Instinct and other movies), was the last major movie to heavily utilize miniature effects before computer graphics took that job. Vast and incredibly detailed miniature Martian landscapes were built for the movie. Unfortunately most of the miniatures were destroyed after the filming was done. Here are some rare photos from the production process of the miniature Martian landscapes before their destruction.

Mars colony:

Miniatures for Total Recall Martian landscapes
⇩ in movie ⇩
View of Mars colony from Cohaagen's office in Total Recall 1990 movie

The spaceport:

Making miniatures for Total Recall Martian landscapes

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Renders of SpaceX new Starship & Super Heavy design by Charlie Burgess

British digital artist Charlie Burgess has created several renders of SpaceX's new Starship & Super Heavy design. More of his art here.
Full stack Super Heavy Starship launch:
SpaceX new Super Heavy Starship launch by Charlie Burgess
Starship orbiting Earth:
SpaceX new Starship orbiting Earth by Charlie Burgess

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SpaceX new Starship leaving Mars by William Falconer-Beach

Picture of the Day 8/10/2019 - SpaceX's new Starship leaving Mars by William Falconer-Beach, a young graphic designer from New Zealand. More of his Starship renders here.

SpaceX new Starship leaving Mars by William Falconer-Beach

Monday, October 7, 2019

Family spacecraft approaching Martian spaceport by Clive Almeida

Inspiring scene from our bright future where humanity has colonized the Solar system - family spacecraft approaching Martian spaceport by Indian concept artist Clive Almeida; an image from his concept of a Mars theme park "Mars: a brave new world". More of his art here.

Family spacecraft approaching Martian spaceport by Clive Almeida

Sunday, October 6, 2019

SpaceX new Starship next to Super Heavy booster by Kimi Talvitie

Models of redesigned SpaceX's Starship (on right) next to Super Heavy booster (on left) by Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie. More of his art here.

SpaceX new Starship next to Super Heavy booster by Kimi Talvitie
Models of full stack Super Heavy Starship with different fin positions:
SpaceX new full stack Super Heavy Starship by Kimi Talvitie

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Landing burn of SpaceX new Super Heavy booster by Sam Taylor

Picture of the Day 5/10/2019 - Landing burn of SpaceX's redesigned Starship Super Heavy booster by digital artist Sam Taylor. More of his art here.

Landing burn of SpaceX new Super Heavy booster by Sam Taylor

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Artistic photos of SpaceX Starship Mk 1 by Melissa Martinez

Impressive artistic photos of SpaceX's Starship Mk 1 prototype on 30th September at company's Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas by Melissa Martinez.

Artistic photo of SpaceX Starship Mk 1 by Melissa Martinez - gray

Artistic photo of SpaceX Starship Mk 1 by Melissa Martinez - red

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wallpaper of SpaceX new Starship Super Heavy launch

SpaceX has opened a new section on its web page dedicated to the Starship. Among other media there is a new HD render of SpaceX's new Starship Super Heavy launch.
Here is 16:9 desktop wallpaper version (2048 x 1152) of the render; open link in new tab for full resolution:
16:9 desktop HD wallpaper of SpaceX's new Starship Super Heavy launch
9:16 mobile wallpaper version (1080 x 1920); open link in new tab for full resolution: