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

Monday, June 1, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

SpaceX Red Dragon entering Mars' atmosphere by Chris Monson

Vision of SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule entering Mars' atmosphere (if Red Dragon missions launched by Falcon Heavy hadn't been cancelled and replaced by much more powerful Starship mission architecture) by computer designer Chris Monson. More of his art here.

SpaceX Red Dragon entering Mars' atmosphere by Chris Monson

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Martian colonies in season 4 of The Expanse

Although Mars is one of the three competing powers in universe of The Expanse TV series (a political sci-fi detective set a few centuries in the future where humans have colonized the entire Solar system) only a few scenes were actually set on Mars in first three seasons of the series. That changes in season 4 where the life on Mars at last gets proper depiction.

In The Expanse Mars, governed by Martian Congressional Republic, is a militaristic and technologically advanced society of over nine billion inhabitants. It is the major competitor of Earth & Luna, governed by United Nations. Earth, dragged down by overpopulation and climate change, envies Mars because of its society's high mobilization towards the shared goal of terraforming Mars. But in season 4 that shared goal and order of the Martian society is starting to erode as the new habitable planets beyond the rings are discovered (without the costly need of being terraformed as Mars does). As the interplanetary military tension is over veterans find themselves needless in the peace time society; crime and corruption is rising, and some even manage to sell older military tech to Belter pirate gangs.

Here is a collection with HD images from the Martian scenes in season 4 of The Expanse (open link in new tab to view in full resolution):

Mars colony in Season 4 of The Expanse

Mars colony in Season 4 of The Expanse
Exterior and interior of a shipyard for Martian fleet:
Shipyard exterior on Mars in Season 4 of The Expanse

Shipyard interior on Mars in Season 4 of The Expanse
Martian school kids training for exam:
Martian school kids training for exam in Season 4 of The Expanse

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

Monday, October 14, 2019

Colonized Valles Marineris region on Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse

There are two short scenes on Mars in the latest season 4 teaser for The Expanse TV series - a political sci-fi detective set a few centuries in the future where humans have colonized the entire Solar system; Mars is one of three competing forces in the universe of The Expanse. There were three more scenes on Mars in the first teaser for season 4.
Human colonies in Valles Marineris region (horizontally flipped in the trailer for some unknown reason) on Mars:
Human colonies in Valles Marineris region on Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse
Earth's leader Avasarala attending a diplomatic banquet on Mars:
Earth's leader Avasarala attending a diplomatic banquet on Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse

HD images of Mars from season 2 of The Expanse TV series here


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

SpaceX new Starship leaving Mars by William Falconer-Beach

Picture of the Day 8/10/2019 - SpaceX's new Starship leaving Mars by William Falconer-Beach, a young graphic designer from New Zealand. More of his Starship renders here.

SpaceX new Starship leaving Mars by William Falconer-Beach

Monday, October 7, 2019

Family spacecraft approaching Martian spaceport by Clive Almeida

Inspiring scene from our bright future where humanity has colonized the Solar system - family spacecraft approaching Martian spaceport by Indian concept artist Clive Almeida; an image from his concept of a Mars theme park "Mars: a brave new world". More of his art here.

Family spacecraft approaching Martian spaceport by Clive Almeida

Sunday, September 22, 2019

SpaceX Starship over Mars by Mack Crawford

Digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack), known for his stunning rocket animations, has made his last render of SpaceX's TinTin-style Starship (flying with deployed solar panels over Mars) as it seems the actual Starship built in Texas & Florida and waiting to be presented by Elon Musk on September 28 will have different shape. More of Mack's space concept art here.

SpaceX Starship over Mars by Mack Crawford

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mars colony bored into a mountain from season 4 teaser of The Expanse

Two weeks ago came out the first season 4 teaser for The Expanse TV series - a political sci-fi detective set a few centuries in the future where humans have colonized the entire Solar system; Mars is one of three competing forces in the universe of The Expanse. There are two three short scenes on Mars in the teaser.
Human colony bored into a Martian mountain:
Mars colony bored into a mountain from season 4 teaser of The Expanse
Shuttle over colonized Mars:
Shutle over Mars from season 4 teaser of The Expanse
Earth's leader Avasarala in Martian tunnel:
Avasarala in Martian tunnel from season 4 teaser of The Expanse

HD images of Mars from season 2 of The Expanse TV series here


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mission to Phobos by Ludovic Celle

Picture of the Day 30/7/2019 - Spacecraft approaching the largest and closest of the two [asteroid size] Martian moons - Phobos - by French graphic artist Ludovic Celle. More of his Mars art here.

Mission to Phobos by Ludovic Celle

Saturday, April 13, 2019

SpaceX Starship arriving to Mars

Picture of the Day 13/4/2019 - Fan version of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship (with different configuration of windows) arriving to Mars by Reddit user lmg1114.
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SpaceX stainless steel Starship arriving to Mars

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Possibly official render of SpaceX stainless steel Starship during Mars entry

Yesterday Elon Musk gave an exclusive interview to Popular Mechanics. The interview is illustrated with several images, one of which is a fresh render of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship during Mars entry. The author of the render is stated to be "SpaceX" (as one more earlier official render from SpaceX).

SpaceX stainless steel Starship during Mars entry

Thursday, November 1, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Mars by HazeGrayArt

HD wallpapers of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - above Mars; images from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Mars by HazeGrayArt

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship above Mars by HazeGrayArt

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Ship approaching Mars by HazeGrayArt

HD wallpaper of the 2nd stage of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) - the Big Falcon Ship/Spaceship (BFS) v2018 - approaching Mars; an image from the video animation of BFS landing on Mars created by HazeGrayArt.
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SpaceX Big Falcon Ship approaching Mars by HazeGrayArt

Sunday, August 26, 2018

SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Phobos by Mack Crawford

Picture of the Day 26/8/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) approaching Phobos by digital artist Mack Crawford (brickmack). More of his space concept art here.
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SpaceX BFR spaceship approaching Phobos by Mack Crawford

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Woman and child arriving to Mars by Alexander Alza

Picture of the Day 22/8/2018 - Woman and child arriving to make a new home on Mars by environment artist Alexander Alza.
More of his art here.
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Woman and child arriving to Mars by Alexander Alza

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Starman orbiting Mars in his Tesla Roadster

Picture of the Day 3/5/2018 - fan vision of SpaceX's Starman orbiting Mars in his Tesla Roadster; created by Reddit user ComradeIliya.
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SpaceX's Starman orbiting Mars in his Tesla Roadster

Monday, April 23, 2018

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket approaching Mars; official design

Picture of the Day 23/4/2018 - SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship (BFS) approaching Mars; official design presented by SpaceX's president & COO Gwynne Shotwell at TED 2018 conference. More images of BFR from her presentation here.

SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship approaching Mars

Full official schematics for BFR by Elon Musk at IAC 2017