Showing posts with label Mars Colony. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mars Colony. Show all posts

Friday, May 17, 2019

Mars colony by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize contest

This year The Mars Society is holding Mars Colony Prize - a contest for "the best plan for a Mars colony of 1000 people. The colony should be self-supporting to the maximum extent possible - i.e. relying on a minimum mass of imports from Earth. The goal is to have the colony be able to produce all the food, clothing, shelter, power, common consumer products, vehicles, and machines for 1000 people, with only the minimum number of key components, such as advanced electronics needing to be imported from Earth." Submissions for the contest are now closed and the winners will be chosen at the International Mars Society convention in Los Angeles, California in September 2019.

Here are images from the submission by the Polish team of Space is More & Project Scorpio.

Mars colony exterior by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize competition by The Mars Society

Mars colony interior by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize competition by The Mars Society

Mars colony sketch by Space is More & Project Scorpio for Mars Colony Prize competition by The Mars Society

Monday, May 13, 2019

Green Marsopolis by Annibale Siconolfi (Inward)

Cityscape of green Marsopolis with parks and large biodomes - a city on Mars in a far future by Italian futuristic 3D artist Annibale Siconolfi (Inward). More of his art here.

He has made also a different version - a bit depressing industrial Red Marsopolis.

Green Marsopolis on Mars by Annibale Siconolfi (Inward)

Red Marsopolis by Annibale Siconolfi (Inward)

Cityscape of red, industrial Marsopolis - a city on Mars in a far future by Italian futuristic 3D artist Annibale Siconolfi (Inward). More of his art here.

He has made also a different version - Green Marsopolis with parks and large biodomes.

Red Marsopolis on Mars by Annibale Siconolfi (Inward)

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 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

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mining colony in a Martian crater by Johannes Ewers

Picture of the Day 28/3/2019 - Mining colony in a Martian crater by German digital artist Johannes Ewers. More of his art here.

Mining colony in Martian crater by Johannes Ewers
Closeup of the colony:
Mining colony in Martian crater by Johannes Ewers (closeup)

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Forest under a dome by Artur Rosa

Picture of the Day 24/3/2019 - Forest with a lake and human colony under a dome on Mars by Portuguese digital artist Artur Rosa. More of his art here.

Forest under a dome on Mars by Artur Rosa

Friday, March 22, 2019

New official renders of SpaceX Starship landing at Mars Base Alpha

Today Elon Musk visited Doyle Ryder Elementary school in Flint, Michigan and demonstrated a new video of SpaceX's Starship. Here are some render images from that presentation with Starship landing at Mars Base Alpha. Forgive the poor quality of the images as they were captured by a camera; we will definitely get better quality official renders in the future.

Official render of SpaceX Starship landing at Mars Base Alpha

Official render of SpaceX Starship approaching Mars Base Alpha

Official render of SpaceX Mars Base Alpha

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Mars colony city by Bill Wright

Picture of the Day 6/3/2019 - Mars colony city under a dome by American retro space artist Bill Wright. More of his art here.

Mars colony city by Bill Wright

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mars dome interior by John Berkey

Picture of the Day 15/2/2019 - retro-futuristic illustration of what could be an interior view of a dome on Mars by classical future and space artist John Berkey. This illustration was done in 1975 as one of Otis Elevator Company adds. More of Berkey's art here.

Mars dome interior by John Berkey

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Mars colony dome painting by Blackbird Interactive

Picture of the Day 24/1/2019 - painting of Mars colony dome by Canadian game developer Blackbird Interactive for its "Project Eagle" - a 3D interactive Mars base free to play on Steam and developed in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The interactive base is intended as NASA's vision of what a human base on Mars would look like in 100 years.
Here are HD images from the project.
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Mars colony dome painting by Blackbird Interactive, NASA JPL

Sunday, January 20, 2019

SpaceX spaceport on Mars by Mike Winkelmann (beeple)

Picture of the Day 20/1/2019 - vision of a futuristic SpaceX spaceport on Mars by digital fantasy artist Mike Winkelmann, better known as beeple. More of his art here.
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SpaceX spaceport on Mars by Mike Winkelmann (beeple)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Farming in a dome on Mars by Mike Kiev

Picture of the Day 19/1/2019 - farming in a dome on Mars by Ukrainian photographer & illustrator Mike Kiev. More of his works here.
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Farming in a dome on Mars by Mike Kiev
Closeup of the colony town in the background:
Mars colony by Mike Kiev

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mars colony apartment block

British The Sun has published an article what the human residences on Mars could look like by 2050 with architects and scientists prototyping several possible types of homes for would-be Martian colonists. All the designs are meant "to protect interplanetary homeowners from hazardous cosmic rays, space radiation and Mars' severe dust storms, as well as insulate them from the cold."

Here are images for the 2nd design - apartment block covered with Martian regolith.
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Mars colony apartment block covered with regolith (The Sun)
Interior of one of the apartments:
Mars apartment interior (The Sun)

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Concept art from "Dome City" - cancelled VR adventure game set on Mars

"Dome City" was a space adventure video game project with multiplayer (rarely seen in adventure games) and virtual reality support. It was developed by a small indie game developer "Overon Station", relaying on a (unsuccessful) crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and never left past the pre-Alpha stage. In the game three young characters would be stranded fighting for survival in a domed city on Mars abandoned for 100 years. Sad the game didn't saw its release; the concept was interesting.

Here are some concept art images and a teaser for the game project:

Dome City on Mars


Sunday, December 16, 2018

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.

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, 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