Wednesday, May 25, 2022

3 way race to Mars in season 3 of "For All Mankind" alternate history TV series

For All Mankind is an alternate history sci-fi TV series exploring the idea of never ending space race if Soviets would have beaten US in the race for the Moon. In first two seasons of the show the focus was the Moon: in season 1, depicting alternate 1969 to 1974, both Soviets and US start building their separate bases near the lunar South pole; in season 2, depicting the alternate 1983, both bases have been expanded and the superpowers compete for resources on the Lunar surface.

As hinted in the final scene of season 2 Mars will be the central stage in season 3 of the show. Recently released season 3 trailer shows that the Soviets and US are joined by a private company Helios for a three way race to Mars in 1995. Here you can watch the trailer and see some screenshots from it. The season 3 will start airing in June 10 on Apple TV+.

NASA's Mars mobile habitat:
NASA's Mars mobile habitat in season 3 of 'For All Mankind' TV series
3 rivals racing for Mars in season 3 of For All Mankind TV series:
3 rivals racing for Mars in season 3 of 'For All Mankind' TV series
NASA's spaceship arriving to Mars:
NASA's spaceship arriving to Mars in season 3 of 'For All Mankind' TV series

Sunday, May 1, 2022

How we will travel beyond Mars - shortfilm by Erik Wernquist

Swedish digital artist Erik Wernquist, the author of the stunning shortfilm "Wanderers" which depicts a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System, has created another inspirational shortfilm "Go Incredibly Fast" "to identify a few propulsion approaches we might utilize to send humans to the worlds in our Solar System beyond Mars and reach out across the vast distances between stars."

Here you can watch the shortfilm and see some Mars-related images from it:

Astronaut in front of Mars colony:
Astronaut in front of Mars colony by Erik Wernquist
Space station orbiting Mars:
Space station orbiting Mars by Erik Wernquist