Friday, June 29, 2018

Boy on Mars messaging his dad (image from The Expanse season 3)

Picture of the Day 29/6/2018 - Alex receiving a video message from his son on Mars - image from episode 6, season 3 of The Expanse sci-fi TV series. Images of Mars from season 2 of the series here.

Boy on Mars messaging his dad - image from The Expanse TV series

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vintage poster "Expedition Mars" by Kip Ayers

Vintage style poster "Expedition Mars" featuring a family exploring Martian landscapes by freelance illustrator Kip Ayers.
More of his illustrations here.

Vintage poster Expedition Mars by Kip Ayers

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Elon future on Mars by Victor Hegger

Possible future on Mars inspired by Elon Musk - a drawing by Dutch comic artist Victor Hegger. More of his art here.
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Possible future on Mars inspired by Elon Musk

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Terraforming Mars by Stefan Morrell, National Geographic

Gradual terraformation of Mars by concept artist Stefan Morrell from New Zealand. His picture was used to illustrate Robert Kunzig's article about terraforming Mars in National Geographic Magazine, February 2010 issue, and many more articles about colonization and terraformation of Mars since then.
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Terraforming Mars by Stefan Morrell

Close-up of the central section:
Terraforming Mars by Stefan Morrell

"Making Mars the new Earth" by Robert Kunzig, National Geographic Magazine, February 2010:

Terraforming Mars - stages 1-2 (National Geographic, feb. 2010, pg.30)Terraforming Mars - stages 3-4 (National Geographic, feb. 2010, pg.31)Terraforming Mars - stages 5-6 (National Geographic, feb. 2010, pg.32)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Landing burn of SpaceX BFR spaceship

Picture of the Day 20/6/2018 - Landing burn of SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) by British digital artist Charlie Burgess. More of his art here.
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Landing burn of SpaceX BFR spaceship by Charlie Burgess

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Marines on Mars - images from Space: Above and Beyond (1995) TV series

Space: Above and Beyond (1995-1996) is a one season sci-fi TV show set in the years 2063-2064 and depicting humanity's fight against an alien race attacking the first extra-solar human colony. The show focuses on a squadron of US Marine Corps space cavalry. A small part in the first episode takes place on Mars and here are some images from that part:

Marines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Spaceship arriving to Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Marines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Marines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV seriesMarines on Mars - image from Space: Above and Beyond TV series

Monday, June 11, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship docking to Bigelow orbital station

Picture of the Day 11/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) docking to Bigelow orbital space station consisting of three B330 inflatable modules; fan vision by Reddit user brickmack (Mack Crawford). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship docking to Bigelow orbital station

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at evening

Picture of the Day 6/6/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) on Mars at evening; fan vision by Instagram user astro_kerman from Kerbal Space Program rocket simulation game with Tundra Exploration Mod.

SpaceX BFR spaceship on Mars at dawn

Monday, June 4, 2018

Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship

Unofficial cutaway diagram of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) - by Nick Oberg. Size comparison with Space Shuttle, Boeing 737, Apollo CSM/LM and Tesla Roadster in the lower left corner.
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Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Big Falcon Ship
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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Occupy Mars - simulation game about Mars colonization

Occupy Mars is an upcoming (as of today: TBD 2018) highly technical open world simulation game about Mars colonization from Polish indie game developer Pyramid Games. In the game you will be able to "build and upgrade your base, discover new amazing regions, conduct mining operations, retrieve water and generate oxygen, grow crops, fix broken parts, learn how to survive on Mars!"

Here are some promo images, posters and a trailer from the developer. Note the SpaceX style spacesuit and ITS 2016 spaceship(s) near the base.

Astronaut on ATV near a Mars base with SpaceX ITS spaceship - Occupy Mars game image