Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 2 of season 2

Second episode "Worlds apart" ( s02e02 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode, apart from those seen in the trailer and promotional collection.

Storyline in short: While scientists from Olympus Town and miners from Lukrum colony are making connections, miners discover a liquid water pocket bellow the surface of Mars. Now the Lukrum colony can be independent from the resources of Olympus Town but scientists are not happy with miners contaminating possible shelter of Martian life-forms. Meanwhile one of the original crew discovers she is pregnant but Olympus Town commander's twin sister dies from tumor during a flight to Mars.

Images from other episodes of season 2:Episode 1

National Geographic's MARS - episode 2, season 2 (astronaut funeral)

National Geographic's MARS - episode 2, season 2

Thursday, November 15, 2018

NatGeo's MARS TV series: full episodes of season 2

National Geographic's MARS season 2
Watch the full season 2 episodes of National Geographic Channel's MARS TV series without the geographic restrictions here. In season 1 the part documentary, part fiction series depicted first human mission to Mars and hardships of building a base on Mars in a lava tube. The six-episode season 2 is digging deeper into the challenges of life on Mars, covering everything from the first Martian-born babies to surviving the common cold to the first commercial efforts by Lukrum Corporation to exploit the planet's resources.


More content from season 2: ► HD images  ► Trailer & images from it  ► Cover art


Episode 1 - We are not alone s02e01

Images from Episode 1

Those located in US can watch episode 1 in HD quality at NatGeo's site.

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship landing on Mars by HazeGrayArt

HD wallpapers of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - landing on Mars; images from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship landing on Mars by HazeGrayArt

Monday, November 12, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 1 of season 2

The first episode "We are not alone" ( s02e01 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired today. Here are some (mostly exterior) images from the episode, apart from those seen in the trailer and promotional collection.

Watch full episode 1 of season 2 here


Storyline in short: Beginning of season 2 is set in April 2042, 5 years after the end of season 1. In episode 1 the scientists at Olympus Town are accompanied by a new neighbor - miners at Lukrum colony 25 kilometers apart. Miners demand to be connected to the water source of Olympus Town and rush building the pipeline, causing an accident and concerns in Olympus Town.

Images from other episodes of season 2:Episode 2

National Geographic's MARS - episode 1, season 2

National Geographic's MARS - episode 1, season 2

NatGeo's "Mars" TV series - cover art for season 2

Season 2 of National Geographic's MARS part documentary, part fiction TV series is starting today. In season 1 the series depicted first human mission to Mars and hardships of building a base on Mars. The six-episode season 2 will dig deeper into the challenges of life on Mars, from the first Martian-born babies to first commercial efforts to exploit the planet's resources.

More content from season 2:  ► FULL EPISODES  ► HD images  ► Trailer and images from it

Here are some cover art images and posters for season 2. Open link in new tab to view images in full resolution.

National Geographic 'Mars' TV series - season 2 (s02) - cover art

National Geographic 'Mars' TV series - season 2 (s02) - cover art

Saturday, November 10, 2018

NatGeo's "Mars" TV series - HD images from season 2

National Geographic's "Mars" part documentary, part fiction TV series depicted first human mission to Mars and hardships of building a base on Mars in a lava tube in season 1. The six-episode season 2 promises to dig deeper into the challenges of life on Mars, covering everything from the first Martian-born babies to surviving the common cold to the first commercial efforts by Lukrum Corporation to exploit the planet's resources. Season 2 will be broadcasted worldwide starting on November 12th.

Watch full episodes of season 2 here


In July National Geographic released a trailer for the season 2. You can watch and see some HD images from the trailer here.

Here are more images from the season 2. Open link in new tab to view images in full resolution.

National Geographic 'Mars' TV series - season 2 (s02) - astronaut discovering burning miner base

National Geographic 'Mars' TV series - season 2 (s02) - building pipeline

National Geographic 'Mars' TV series - season 2 (s02) - domed garden

Thursday, November 8, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship entering Mars atmosphere by HazeGrayArt

Picture of the Day 8/11/2018 - the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - entering Mars atmosphere; an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship entering Mars atmosphere by HazeGrayArt

Monday, November 5, 2018

Basejumping in Valles Marineris by Quentin Gautier

Picture of the Day 5/11/2018 - astronauts basejumping in Valles Marineris on Mars by Canadian concept artist Quentin Gautier. More of his art here.
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Basejumping in Valles Marineris on Mars by Quentin Gautier

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sandstorm in a Martian city by Giacomo Tappainer

Picture of the Day 4/11/2018 - a severe sandstorm in a Martian city by Italian concept designer Giacomo Tappainer.
More of his art here.
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Sandstorm in a Martian city by Giacomo Tappainer

Thursday, November 1, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Mars by HazeGrayArt

HD wallpapers of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - above Mars; images from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Mars by HazeGrayArt

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Mars by HazeGrayArt

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Elongated cloud on Mars at Arsia Mons

On September 13 European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express orbiter spotted an elongated cloud on Mars near the Arsia Mons - a dormant shield volcano 12 miles high. The cloud stretches for about 930 miles (1500 kilometers) and hasn't dissolved for over a month. That's nothing extraordinary - similar clouds has been spotted on Mars in 2009, 2012 and 2015 at winter season. The giant Martian volcanoes, rising high into the atmosphere, are playing a role into creation of those kind of clouds.

Elongated cloud on Mars at Arsia Mons

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mars base infographic by National Geographic

Mars base infographic by National Geographic accompanying the season 1 (2016) of its "MARS" TV series.

Season 2 of the TV series will be broadcasted worldwide starting on November 12th.
You can watch the full season 1 episodes of the TV series without geographic restrictions here.

Mars base infographic by National Geographic

Closeup of the underground section of the base:

National Geographic 'Mars' - Olympus Town schematics

Friday, October 26, 2018

Mars base by XArc & James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 26/10/2018 - Mars base with 3D-printed modules by XArc (Exploration Architecture corporation) and James Vaughan - one of the 10 finalist teams in phase 3 (virtual model stage) of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.
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Mars base by XArc & James Vaughan (NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship approaching Mars by HazeGrayArt

HD wallpaper of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - approaching Mars; an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship approaching Mars by HazeGrayArt

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Elon Musk thinking about colonization of Mars

Collage of Elon Musk thinking about human colonization of Mars - a cover image for an article on Business Insider.

Elon Musk thinking about colonization of Mars

Friday, October 19, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship in deep space by HazeGrayArt

HD wallpaper of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - in deep space; an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship in deep space by HazeGrayArt

Monday, October 15, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship landing on Mars - video animation by HazeGrayArt

The 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - landing on Mars; fan-made video animation by HazeGrayArt. His older video of BFS v2017 landing on Mars here.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lockheed Martin's Lunar lander concept

American aerospace, advanced technologies and defense company Lockheed Martin has proposed a 62-ton Lunar lander to bring 4 astronauts from NASA's planned Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in near-rectilinear halo orbit to the surface of the Moon. The lander would be capable to support those astronauts on the surface for up to 14 days.

A year ago Lockheed Martin also proposed its concept for a 4-person Martian lander.
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Lockheed Martin Lunar lander on the Moon

Lockheed Martin Lunar lander docked to NASA Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Alien Martian canal by Mark Salwowski

Picture of the Day 11/10/2018 - Alien Martian canal and a city by Australian illustrator Mark Salwowski - a cover image for Lance Parkin's and Mark Clapham's book "Beige Planet Mars" (1998).

Alien Martian canal by Mark Salwowski - cover for 'Beige Planet Mars' (1998) book

Monday, October 8, 2018

Landing burn of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship by Charlie Burgess

Picture of the Day 8/10/2018 - Landing burn of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 by British digital artist Charlie Burgess. The older render of BFS v2017 here. More of Charlie's art here.
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Landing burn of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship by Charlie Burgess

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship docked to Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by Mack Crawford

Picture of the Day 27/9/2018 - the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 docked to NASA's future Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship docked to NASA Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway by Mack Crawford

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Traveling Starman on Mars by Peter DeLuce

Picture of the Day 26/9/2018 - SpaceX's Starman on Mars with his Tesla Roadster and three Big Falcon Ships in the background - digital painting created by illustrator Peter DeLuce. More of his art here.

SpaceX Starman on Mars with his Tesla Roadster and Big Falcon Ships in the background

Monday, September 24, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Earth by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 24/9/2018 - the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 above Earth by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 above Earth by James Vaughan

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Scientist in a Mars base laboratory by sabotSsnake

Picture of the Day 23/9/2018 - Scientist in a Mars base laboratory by fantasy artist Darien Liddell (sabotSsnake) from New Zealand. More of his art here.
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Scientist in a Mars base laboratory by sabotSsnake

Monday, September 17, 2018

Official schematics for Big Falcon Rocket v2018 by Elon Musk, SpaceX

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematics
Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) design and announced the first BFR Lunar mission, orbiting the Moon in 2023.

Here are video, schematics and images from his presentation (open link in new tab to view image in full resolution). Animations of the Big Falcon Rocket from presentation HERE.



Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) and Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 schematics:


SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematicsSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket v2018 schematics

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 schematics - rearSpaceX Big Falcon Ship v2018 landing profile

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket Lunar mission trajectoryInside SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket manyfacturing mandrel

Big Falcon Rocket launch:


SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) v2018 launchSpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) v2018 launch

Watch SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket update livestream here

The livestream will start on September 17, at 18:00 PT


Most recent design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Ship
Past evolution of the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) design:

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship passing International Space Station

The 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship (BFS) - passing International Space Station (ISS) - a short clip from longer video by Hazegrayart.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Mars Police illustrations by Matt Chinworth

Illustrations of Mars police's daily life by American illustrator Matt Chinworth for an article "How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars?" in The Atlantic. More of his illustrations here.

Mars Police field work illustration by Matt Chinworth

Mars Police training illustration by Matt Chinworth

Saturday, September 15, 2018

SpaceX ITS spaceship fleet on Mars by James Vaughan

Picture of the Day 15/9/2018 - SpaceX ITS (larger, 2016 version of Big Falcon Rocket) spaceship fleet on Mars by photographer and concept artist James Vaughan. More of his aerospace and defense concept art here.

SpaceX ITS spaceship fleet on Mars by James Vaughan

Friday, September 14, 2018

Official: updated design of SpaceX's Big Falcon Ship and big announcement on September 17

SpaceX has posted image featuring an updated design of the 2nd stage of Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship (BFS) - and informed that on Monday, September 17 at 18:00 PT there will be an announcement of the first Lunar BFR mission with a private passenger flying around the Moon. Full message from SpaceX here:
"SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle - an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17 at 6pm PT."
Evolution of the BFR design:
With every iteration the SpaceX "Mars rocket" looks more and more like your stereotypical rocket from the 1950s :)

Close-up of the Big Falcon Ship from the official image:
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship - 2018 design

... and the full image with BFS orbiting the Moon (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship orbiting the Moon

Unofficial diagram for the updated design by Reddit user forteefly (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):
SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship - 2018 design - diagram

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Spaceport in large Mars cave by Connor Sheehan

Picture of the Day 9/9/2018 - Spaceport in a large Mars cave by British concept artist Connor Sheehan. More of his art here.
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Spaceport in large Mars cave by Connor Sheehan