Showing posts with label Spaceship. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spaceship. Show all posts

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

HD quality official render of SpaceX cargo Starship unloading on the Moon

3 weeks ago SpaceX's Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster gave a presentation "SpaceX's Plans for Sending Humans to Mars" at 22nd Annual Mars Society Convention. In the presentation there was a new render of the redesigned SpaceX's cargo Starship unloading some NASA rovers on Lunar surface. Unfortunately no one was able to capture a decent quality image of the render then. Yesterday the render was posted on NASA's web page in high quality:

SpaceX cargo Starship unloading on the Moon

The post reveals that SpaceX is one of companies taking part in NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative which "allows rapid acquisition of lunar delivery services for payloads that advance capabilities for science, exploration, or commercial development of the Moon. Investigations and demonstrations launched on commercial Moon flights will help the agency study Earth’s nearest neighbor under the Artemis program. As its next step in exploration, NASA is preparing to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, establish sustainable lunar exploration by 2028, and plans to send astronauts to Mars in the mid-2030s."

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:


Monday, October 28, 2019

SpaceX Starship Super Heavy launch animation by HazeGrayArt

Video animation of SpaceX's Starship Super Heavy launch by HazeGrayArt who is known for his superb animations of both real and paper rockets, spacecraft and aircraft on his YouTube channel. He has also made animations of the previous iterations of Starship: Tintin-style BFR v2018 and delta-winged BFR v2017 landing on Mars.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Orcus Patera base on Mars from Orbiter space flight simulator

Orbiter is a free-to-play space flight simulator developed by a single man Martin Schweiger since 2000 (the last major update was on 2016) and using realistic physics. Originally it's a very bare-bones program, but has a lot of fan-made addons which make the simulator much more enjoyable. One of those addons is Orcus Patera - a fictional human base/spaceport located in Orcus Patera depression on Mars; the addon is developed by Well and DanSteph.

Here are some images of the base modified in New Rome addon (which uses more recent Mars HRSC high-res texture pack and places the base in Valles Marineris):

Shuttle over Orcus Patera base on Mars from Orbiter space flight simulator

Orbiter 2016 space flight simulator

Orcus Patera base on Mars from Orbiter space flight simulator

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Renders of SpaceX new Starship & Super Heavy design by Charlie Burgess

British digital artist Charlie Burgess has created several renders of SpaceX's new Starship & Super Heavy design. More of his art here.
Full stack Super Heavy Starship launch:
SpaceX new Super Heavy Starship launch by Charlie Burgess
Starship orbiting Earth:
SpaceX new Starship orbiting Earth by Charlie Burgess

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, October 6, 2019

SpaceX new Starship next to Super Heavy booster by Kimi Talvitie

Models of redesigned SpaceX's Starship (on right) next to Super Heavy booster (on left) by Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie. More of his art here.

SpaceX new Starship next to Super Heavy booster by Kimi Talvitie
Models of full stack Super Heavy Starship with different fin positions:
SpaceX new full stack Super Heavy Starship by Kimi Talvitie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wallpaper of SpaceX new Starship Super Heavy launch

SpaceX has opened a new section on its web page dedicated to the Starship. Among other media there is a new HD render of SpaceX's new Starship Super Heavy launch.
Here is 16:9 desktop wallpaper version (2048 x 1152) of the render; open link in new tab for full resolution:
16:9 desktop HD wallpaper of SpaceX's new Starship Super Heavy launch
9:16 mobile wallpaper version (1080 x 1920); open link in new tab for full resolution:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

SpaceX Starship old design vs. the new one by Kimi Talvitie

Following the development of SpaceX's Starship Mk 1 prototype at company's Boca Chica launch facility in South Texas, Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie has made a model comparison of Starship's old 3 fin/leg design (on left) vs. the possible new one with 2 rear fins and 6 separate landing legs (on right). More of Kimi's art on his Twitter account.

Elon Musk will present Starship's new design on September 28 at Boca Chica.

SpaceX Starship old design vs. the new one by Kimi Talvitie
He has also made an animation of the possible new design:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Boy watching a rocket launch from Mars by Arthur Gore

Picture of the Day 25/9/2019 - young boy watching a SpaceX's Starship-style rocket launching from Mars by Latvian concept artist Arthur Gore. More of his art here.

Boy watching a rocket launch from Mars by Arthur Gore

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

Friday, September 6, 2019

Speculative internal structure of SpaceX Starship by William Falconer-Beach

William Falconer-Beach, a young graphic designer from New Zealand, has made several renders with possible internal structure of SpaceX's Starship. More of his Starship renders here.

Note this is only a speculation by artist. Hopefully we will see some information about Starship's internal layout in Elon Musk's presentation on September 28.

Internal structure of SpaceX Starship by William Falconer-Beach - full
Starship's crew section:
Internal structure of SpaceX Starship by William Falconer-Beach - crew section

Thursday, September 5, 2019

B&W SpaceX Starship renders by Brandon Bolleber

Three black & white SpaceX's Starship renders by American motion & 3D graphics designer Brandon Bolleber. More of his art here.

SpaceX Starship render by Brandon Bolleber

SpaceX Starship render by Brandon Bolleber

SpaceX Starship render by Brandon Bolleber