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 (Brennan Massicotte) 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

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mars house interior and exterior

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 interior and exterior images for the 3rd design - individual house.
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Mars home interior (The Sun)

Mars home exterior (The Sun)

Other designs:

Sunday, January 13, 2019

SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy compared to Saturn V & Falcon 9 by Kimi Talvitie

Comparison of 1) the full stack Starship & Super Heavy, 2) the most powerful rocket ever built (till Starship & Super Heavy will be built) - Saturn V - and 3) today's workhorse of SpaceX - Falcon 9; made by Finnish 3D artist Kimi Talvitie. Comparison of Starhopper, Starship, Super Heavy, Falcon 9 and Starship + Super Heavy here.

SpaceX Starship + Super Heavy compared to Saturn V & Falcon 9 by Kimi Talvitie

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen Egan

Concept images of SpaceX's stainless steel Starship test vehicle (Starhopper) by British graphic designer Owen Egan (known on NASASpaceFlight.com forum as "tea monster"). The Starhopper is not shy of its wrinkles :) More of Owen's art here.

The SpaceX's Starship test vehicle (being a bit shorter, ~40 meters, than the full-scale Starship) is built in Boca Chica, Texas and scheduled to fly first test flights on March/April 2019.

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen Egan

SpaceX Starhopper launch by Owen EganSpaceX Starhopper by Owen Egan