Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Mars colony by Pete Ashford

Picture of the Day 6/4/14 - A drawing "Welcome to Mars" (2010) by Pete Ashford from United Kingdom.

Mars colony by Pete Ashford

Terraforming Mars by Dane Spangler

Three phases for terraforming Mars by Dane Spangler's illustrations. Note the time needed (changing technologic level in illustrations) for complete terraformation of Mars. Click to view in full resolution:

Phase 1. - Red Mars:

Terraforming Mars - Red Mars

Friday, April 4, 2014

Astronauts exploring Valles Marineris by Grafik

Picture of the Day 4/4/14 - "Valles Marineris" by Portuguese fantasy artist Grafik (Tiago da Silva). More of his work (no more Mars though) at grafik.deviantart.com
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Astronauts exploring Valles Marineris by Grafik

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Astronauts exploring Noctis Labyrinthus by Pat Rawlings

Picture of the Day 2/4/14 - A classic work "in Noctis Labyrinthus" (1989) for NASA by Pat Rawlings.

Maybe it's You there climbing? ;)
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Mars exploration by Pat Rawlings

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ISECG strategy for long-range human space exploration

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) is a forum of 14 most advanced government space agencies - ASI (Italy), CNES (France), CNSA (China), CSA (Canada), CSIRO (Australia), DLR (Germany), ESA (European Space Agency), ISRO (India), JAXA (Japan), KARI (Republic of Korea), NASA (United States of America), NSAU (Ukraine), Roscosmos (Russia), UKSA (United Kingdom). Its main goal is to advance a long-range human space exploration strategy.

On August, 2013 12 ISECG member agencies (including NASA) released the most recent update to the Global Exploration Roadmap. The summary can be seen in this infographic:

space mission

On April 10-11, 2014 NASA plans to host a workshop to discuss the updates to this roadmap.

Hope, the private pioneers like SpaceX, Mars One and others will speed up those plans a bit!

Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Bryan Versteeg is one of the best conceptual design artists for space exploration nowadays. Today I have picked one of his concept art pictures for Mars habitat as my "Picture of the Day" for Mars colonization.

Mars Base by Bryan Versteeg