Tuesday, April 14, 2015

View from Mars orbit by Ludovic Celle

Picture of the Day 14/4/15 - View from the window of spaceship in Mars orbit by French graphic artist Ludovic Celle.
More of his Mars art here.

View from Mars orbit by Ludovic Celle

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mars explorer by Erik van Helvoirt

Picture of the Day 21/3/15 - Mars exploration rover by Erik van Helvoirt from Netherlands. More of his concept art here.
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Mars rover by Erik van Helvoirt

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mars base by Walter Myers

Picture of the Day 9/3/15 - Mars outpost habitat near Martian mesa by sci-fi artist Walter Myers. Watch more of his art here.

Mars base by Walter Myers

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Why we should go to Mars, a video interview with Robert Zubrin

Robert Zubrin
4 part video interview with Robert Zubrin, the president of The Mars Society, around the main subject - Why we should go to Mars? The interview was done by moonandback.com in 2012. Zubrin's and The Mars Society's efforts towards the manned mission to Mars was depicted in details in The Mars Underground documentary.

1. part - about Zubrin's career in space and the path that led to the founding of the Mars Society.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Mars explorer by Dmitry Kolomeets

Picture of the Day 6/3/15 - Mars exploration rover (2014) by freelance digital artist Dmitry Kolomeets (Dimk). More of his art here.

Mars rover by Dmitry Kolomeets

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

My LEGO Mars colony #2

When I finished my 1st LEGO Mars base back in April, 2014 (inspired from GRusso's idea for a LEGO Mars base) my boys were telling it's too small :) So now I pulled oneself together to build a bigger one - one which you could call even a small "colony" not only a "base". Part of the colony (the living quarters and some of the maintenance facilities) is hidden underground a mountain for better protection from radioactivity. Click to view in full resolution:

LEGO Mars colonyLEGO Mars colony

LEGO Mars colonyLEGO Mars colony

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Picture of the Day 28/2/15 - Dust storm approaching a Mars base by Bryan Versteeg. More of his space concept art here.
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Mars base by Bryan Versteeg

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mars movie review - Red Faction: Origins (2011)

Red Faction Origins movie poster
Red Faction: Origins (2011) is a TV movie set in the universe of Red Faction computer game series. It details the events between Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction: Armageddon on terraformed Mars of mid-22nd century. It's one of the latest movies depicting human colonies on Mars.


The story of Red Faction series is tied around the freedom fights of human colonists on Mars against an oppressive rule of Earth-based corporation - the plot line often used in Mars fiction. The main hero of the movie is Jake Mason - the son of the famous leader of Mars resistance force (called "Red Faction") - Alec Mason - who has led the revolutionists towards the victory against Earth Defense Force (EDF) 25 years ago in Red Faction: Guerrilla. The victory hasn't brought a prosperity to the Mars colonies and colonists are living in quite poor conditions. The inhabited area of Mars is split by colonists and the marauders - a militant group of savage outcasts - and the relations between those two groups are getting more and more tense.