Showing posts with label Infographics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Infographics. Show all posts

Sunday, November 10, 2019

SpaceX Starship interior concept for 100 passengers

NASASpaceFlight.com forum members Ace (Rick Kiessig from New Zealand) and lamontagne (Canadian design engineer Michel Lamontagne) have created a concept for the interior layout of SpaceX's 100-passenger Starship (the passenger capacity goal stated by Elon Musk). Therefore this concept isn't meant for the first crew Starships on Mars used as temporary habitats for the first few years. For those first Starships Michel Lamontagne has created a separate concept.

The design divides the living space into 7 decks, labeled A to G, from the bottom-up. There are two openings between decks, offset slightly from one deck to the next, to reduce the risk of accidents related to trying to "fly" through multiple decks while in zero-G. There are removable rails around the openings, to prevent accidental falls while on Earth or Mars. All decks have a 2.2m high living space, except Deck G, which is 2.16m high. The blue bars in some areas are examples of hand and foot holds, like they use on International Space Station (ISS).

The floors are shown with hexagonal tiles, to indicate a system that will allow wall partitions and other items to be attached or removed to meet the tastes and needs of passengers.

All Decks of SpaceX 100-passenger Starship design by Ace & Michel Lamontagne

SpaceX 100-passenger Starship exterior design by Ace & Michel Lamontagne


Deck A has the gym, an external airlock, some storage space, and a couple of toilets:
  • ISS found a need for 2+ hours of exercise per day to avoid bone and muscle loss. Multiplied by 100 people, that requires 10 exercise machines. Note that several of them are mounted on the walls.
  • Making full use of walls and ceilings for living space is a theme of this design, since there's no "down" in zero-G.
  • The airlock allows access to the outside of the ship during flight, in case of a need to make inspections or minor repairs, and to support landing in places without pre-existing ground infrastructure.
Deck A of SpaceX 100-passenger Starship design by Ace & Michel Lamontagne

Saturday, November 2, 2019

SpaceX Starship interior concept by Jim Murphy

American aircraft interior designer Jim Murphy has made a concept for the interior of SpaceX's Starship with acceleration seats needed for takeoff and landing placed in individual cabins and acting as transformable beds. More of his designs here.

SpaceX Starship interior concept by Jim Murphy - overview
Starship's seats/cabins in launch, boarding & sleeping configuration:
SpaceX Starship interior concept by Jim Murphy - seats/cabins in launch, boarding & sleeping configuration
Starship's seats/cabins in boarding configuration:
SpaceX Starship interior concept by Jim Murphy - seats/cabins in boarding configuration
Starship's passenger seats/cabins:
SpaceX Starship interior concept by Jim Murphy - passenger seats/cabins

More speculative internal layouts of Starship by SpaceX fans:


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Slides from SpaceX Starship 2019 update presentation by Elon Musk

Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX's Starship design. Here are slides and animations from his presentation (open link in new tab to view image in full resolution).
Basic info about the new Starship:
Basic info about the SpaceX's new Starship
Layout of Starship Raptor engines:
Layout of SpaceX's Starship Raptor engines
Super Heavy booster layout:
SpaceX's Super Heavy booster layout
Starship comparison with Starhopper and Millennium Falcon:
SpaceX's Starship comparison with Starhopper and Millennium Falcon

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 17, 2019

Speculative internal layout of SpaceX Starship by Michel Lamontagne

In the result of a discussion on NASASpaceFlight.com forum about possible internal layout of SpaceX's first crewed Starship bound for Mars Canadian design engineer Michel Lamontagne (on the forum known as lamontagne) has came up with graphics of his version for Starship's possible internal layout. More of his spaceship renderings here.

Speculative interior schematics of SpaceX Starship by Michel Lamontagne
Observation / galley deck:
Speculative interior graphics of SpaceX Starship observation deck by Michel Lamontagne

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cutaway diagram of SpaceX Starship

SpaceX Starship cutaway diagram
Unofficial cutaway diagram (in German, look for text translation in English here) of SpaceX's Starship by German illustrator Julian Schindler. More of his art here. Starship & Super Heavy is a fully reusable two-stage super heavy-lift launch vehicle and spacecraft currently developed by leading NewSpace company SpaceX. On August 24 mid-September SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk will make a presentation of the current status of Starship development.

SpaceX Starship cutaway diagram by Julian Schindler

Friday, May 3, 2019

Mars base concept by Wojciech Fikus for Marsception 2018 competition

Marsception 2018 was an architectural competition by Volume Zero "to envision a habitat for the first five colonists on the Red Planet where they would research on the viability of life for the future human generations". The 2nd place in the competition was won by the team of Polish architectural designer Wojciech Fikus (Wojtek Fikus) & Space is More. Their concept of the habitat was "modular structure made from triangular, inflatable wall cells connected together with internal life support system, based on microbiological water environment".

Mars base by Wojciech Fikus for Marsception 2018 competition
Top view of the base:
Mars base by Wojciech Fikus for Marsception 2018 competition - top view
Infographic about the concept:
Mars base concept infographic by Wojciech Fikus for Marsception 2018 competition

Sunday, April 28, 2019

1 million human colony city on Mars by Max Rymsha

On 2017 HP announced the "Mars Home Planet" rendering challenge inviting participants "to imagine, create and virtually experience a sophisticated civilization on Mars. A new home for one million humans." Swedish architect and CG artist Max Rymsha was one of the winners of the challenge creating his concept "Between The Red Mountains" for a sustainable city on Mars for 1 million humans. His inspiring vision includes several large-scale biodomes, SpaceX's Starships (in their 2016 design) for Earth-Mars transportation, hyperloop lines for intercity transportation, electric rovers and quadcopters for local transportation, laboratories of NASA, etc.; most of the city (not shown in the illustration) is underground for better radiation and asteroid protection.

1 million human colony city on Mars by Max Rymsha
Infographic version with annotations:
1 million human colony city on Mars by Max Rymsha - infographic

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Map of shallow subsurface water distribution on Mars

On March 10 ESA has revealed the first results from ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter orbiting Mars since October 2016. Among the data there is the best map of shallow subsurface water distribution on Mars ever created. The map is made by orbiter's neutron detector FREND mapping the distribution of hydrogen in the uppermost metre of the planet’s surface. Hydrogen indicates the presence of water, being one of the constituents of the water molecule; it can also indicate water absorbed into the surface, or minerals that were formed in the presence of water.
  • Blue areas - more water
  • Orange areas - less water
Map of shallow subsurface water distribution on Mars by ExoMars

Friday, February 1, 2019

SpaceX Starship infographics by Kimi Talvitie

Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie, who has made some of the best comparative renders of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship, today posted 2 infographics of the Starship:

SpaceX stainless steel Starship infographic by Kimi Talvitie

SpaceX stainless steel Starship infographic by Kimi Talvitie

Sunday, January 13, 2019

SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy compared to Saturn V & Falcon 9 by Kimi Talvitie

Comparison of 1) the full stack Starship & Super Heavy, 2) the most powerful rocket ever built (till Starship & Super Heavy will be built) - Saturn V - and 3) today's workhorse of SpaceX - Falcon 9; made by Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie. Comparison of Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and Starship + Super Heavy here.

SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy compared to Saturn V & Falcon 9 by Kimi Talvitie

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and BFR comparison by Kimi Talvitie

After making some of the best model renders of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship to date, Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has made another image, comparing the models of Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of Starship), Starship, Super Heavy booster, Falcon 9 and full stack Starship + Super Heavy.
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SpaceX Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and Big Falcon Rocket model comparison by Kimi Talvitie

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship and Super Heavy model comparison by Kimi Talvitie

Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has made some impressive 3D models of SpaceX's stainless steel Starhopper (the shorter test vehicle of Starship), Starship and Super Heavy booster. Here are some comparative renders of them. Open link in new tab to view image in full resolution.

SpaceX Starhopper, Starship and Super Heavy model comparison with height by Kimi Talvitie

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

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

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, 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)

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
Original resolution (8.7MB) diagram here.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mars base illustrations for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Mondolithic Studios has made some pretty impressive illustrations of a human Martian base for National Geographic Kids Magazine (November 2015). Click to view in full resolution:
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Mars base illustration for National Geographic Kids Magazine

Mars base illustration for National Geographic Kids Magazine