Showing posts with label Astronaut on Mars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Astronaut on Mars. Show all posts

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Mars in Ad Astra (2019) movie

Ad Astra is a recent (September 2019) science fiction thriller set in mid-21st century when humanity has started to settle the inner Solar System. A son (Brad Pitt) is sent on a mission to uncover the truth about his father's (Tommy Lee Jones) long lost mission near Neptune which now threatens the survival of Earth. In his lonesome and dangerous mission he visits several places including a dynamic but wild human colony on the Moon and a desolate relay station on Mars. Here are some HD images from the Martian scenes in the movie.

Astronaut looking at rocket launch pad on Mars - image from Ad Astra movie

Spaceship approaching Mars - image from Ad Astra movie

Spaceship over Valles Marineris on Mars - image from Ad Astra movie

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Starman resting at his Tesla Cybertruck on Mars by Eashan Misra

SpaceX's Starman resting at his Tesla Cybertruck on Mars by Indian space artist Eashan Misra. More of his art here. According to Elon Musk, the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, the pressurized edition of Cybertruck will be capable to drive on Mars.

SpaceX Starman resting at his Tesla Cybertruck on Mars by Eashan Misra

Friday, October 18, 2019

Walking around China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert

Walking around China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert - photos and a video by Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič. A private company C-Space opened this base on April, 2019 in the Gobi Desert 40km from Jinchang, northwest Gansu Province. Its aim is to educate and provide an environment for youths and tourists to experience life on Mars.

Walking around China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert - photo by Matjaž Tančič

Walking around China's C-Space Mars simulation base in Gobi desert - photo by Matjaž Tančič

Saturday, September 14, 2019

New cinematic trailer for Occupy Mars simulation game released

The Martian frontier is yours in Occupy Mars - the upcoming (as of today: Coming soon) 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 is the newest cinematic trailer of the game and beautiful HD images from it. Note the SpaceX's Starman style spacesuit and ITS v2016 Starship.


SpaceX ITS v2016 Starship landing at Mars base:
SpaceX Starship landing at Mars base - image from Occupy Mars game
Assembling Mars base module by module:
Building Mars base modules - image from Occupy Mars game
Astronaut planting a tree in Mars biodome:
Astronaut planting a tree in Mars biodome - image from Occupy Mars game
Mars base layout:
Mars base layout - image from Occupy Mars game

Monday, September 9, 2019

Three phases of terraforming Mars by Björn Selin

Annotated images with three phases of exploring and terraforming Mars by Swedish game artist Björn Selin. The images were made with the guidance of planetary scientist Chris McKay from NASA's Ames Research Center.
Phase 1 - exploration - humans can explore the barren Red planet only within protective pressure suits / rovers / habitats:
Terraforming Mars Phase 1 (exploration) by Bjorn Selin
Phase 2 - planetary ecosynthesis - the air pressure and temperature has risen to the level where only warm clothing and oxygen mask is needed; simple organisms as lichens can be introduced:
Terraforming Mars Phase 2 (planetary ecosynthesis) by Bjorn Selin
Phase 3 - spreading life - humidity and temperature has risen to the level where only oxygen mask is needed; more complex organisms can be introduced:
Terraforming Mars Phase 3 (spreading life) by Bjorn Selin

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Early human base on Mars by Ronan Le Fur (Dofresh)

Picture of the Day 10/8/2019 - Astronaut observing early human base on Mars by French concept artist and illustrator Ronan Le Fur (known as Dofresh). More of his art here.

Early human base on Mars by Ronan Le Fur (Dofresh)

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SpaceX. Raising the bar!

"Do it", as Elon Musk bluntly replied to the bragging of Boeing's CEO about "beating Elon Musk to Mars" 😁

These days SpaceX is the leading NewSpace company developing innovative and cost-effective rocket/space technologies and beating all the "space dinosaurs" in the field. Its ultimate goal is to colonize Mars. In the spirit of this reality Instagram user starjet_pilot has made this retro style poster (recalling the iconic photography of US soldiers raising the flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal) of starmen raising the flag of SpaceX on Mars with the Starship in the background.

Starmen raising the flag of SpaceX on Mars by Starjet-Pilot

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mars colony by Alexey Shugurov

Picture of the Day 4/4/2019 - Astronaut trying to charge his ATV near a futuristic human colony on Mars by Ukrainian fantasy and space artist Alexey Shugurov. More of his art here.

Mars colony by Alexey Shugurov

Friday, March 8, 2019

D-Mars mission habitat in southern Israel

Astronauts returning to D-Mars mission habitat in southern Israel; photo by Niamh Shaw. D-Mars (Desert Mars Analog Ramon Station) is Israel's 1st Mars analog research station similar to Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah, US where astronauts, scientists and space enthusiasts can train for future human missions to Mars.

The station is located in a desolate area in Israel’s Negev Desert near the 200 million-year-old, 25-mile-wide Ramon Crater. Although not an impact crater, but a rare form of erosion structures, it has a resemblance to a variety of terrain types relevant to Mars exploration. The surrounding area hosts many similarities to the Martian environment in its geology, aridity and isolation.

Astronauts returning to D-Mars mission habitat in southern Israel

Monday, February 25, 2019

SpaceX explorers digging out Opportunity by Leonhard Loacker

Picture of the Day 25/2/2019 - Drawing of future SpaceX explorers digging out NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars by young Austrian artist Leonhard Loacker. More of his art on his Instagram profile.

SpaceX explorers digging out NASA Opportunity rover on Mars by Leonhard Loacker

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 6 of season 2

Sixth episode "The Shake Up" ( s02e06 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode.

Storyline in short: Using explosives, miners from Lukrum colony finally get to an underground water aquifer. But water is under pressure and causes a severe earthquake, damaging Olympus Town but completely destroying Lukrum colony, leaving a dozen miners dead. While inspecting his ruined base the commander of Lukrum colony is killed in an accident. The season ends on a positive note - Earth is introduced with the first child born on Mars and Olympus Town is repaired and is open for future expansion.

Images from other episodes of season 2: ► Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 3  ► Episode 4  ► Episode 5

National Geographic MARS - episode 6, season 2 (water explosion)

National Geographic MARS - episode 6, season 2 (first child on Mars)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 5 of season 2

Fifth episode "Power Play" ( s02e05 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode.

► Watch full episode 5 of season 2 here


Storyline in short: Miners from Lukrum colony are prospecting for resources and require additional power from Olympus Town. Meanwhile on Earth Lukrum Industries struck deal with Russia to get exclusive mining rights on Mars. While Olympus Town's commander is inspecting potential water site her deputy cuts power to Lukrum colony causing power outage there and nearly killing some of the miners.

Images from other episodes of season 2: ► Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 3  ► Episode 4  ► Episode 6

National Geographic MARS - episode 5, season 2 (Lukrum colony)

National Geographic MARS - episode 5, season 2 (taking command)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 4 of season 2

Fourth episode "Contagion" ( s02e04 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired. Here are some images from the episode.

Storyline in short: Deadly Martian pathogen strikes both Lukrum colony and Olympus Town. It's discovered only a Penicillin can fight it and it's available only on Chinese orbital station which drops it to the ground.

Images from other episodes of season 2: ► Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 3  ► Episode 5  ► Episode 6

National Geographic MARS - episode 4, season 2 (fighting infection)

National Geographic MARS - episode 4, season 2 (drilling for water)

Monday, November 26, 2018

Images from NatGeo's MARS episode 3 of season 2

Third episode "Darkness falls" ( s02e03 ) of National Geographic's MARS TV series season 2 has been aired today. Here are some images from the episode.

► Watch full episode 3 of season 2 here


Storyline in short: Massive solar flare knocks out electrical grid and communications on Mars in time when one of the scientists is taking samples from Lukrum's water drilling site on her own, without informing anyone. Miners from Lukrum colony rescue her life, thus restoring relations between the two settlements.

Images from other episodes of season 2:Episode 1  ► Episode 2  ► Episode 4  ► Episode 5  ► Episode 6

National Geographic's MARS - episode 3, season 2 (rover leaving base)

National Geographic's MARS - episode 3, season 2 (lone astronaut)

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.

Watch full episode 2 of season 2 here


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  ►Episode 3  ► Episode 4  ► Episode 5  ► Episode 6

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

National Geographic's MARS - episode 2, season 2

Monday, November 12, 2018

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