Category: chesley bonestell

Future humans go to Mars in classic space art …

Future humans go to Mars in classic space art by Chesley Bonestell.

Classic space art by Chesley Bonestell.

Classic space art by Chesley Bonestell.

Primordial Earth, illustrated by Chesley Bones…

Primordial Earth, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell, 1978.

Chesley Bonestell space art in LIFE magazine, …

Chesley Bonestell space art in LIFE magazine, March 4, 1946: “Starting for the Moon, the rocket climbs 200 miles above the U.S. east coast. Inside the earth’s shallow atmosphere (luminous band on the horizon) it flies like an ordinary airplane at a comparatively low speed. At the lower right is Long Island. At its left end is New York City. In the distance are the Great Lakes.”

Primordial Earth, illustrated by Chesley Bones…

Primordial Earth, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell, 1978.

Chesley Bonestell illustrates a voyage to the …

Chesley Bonestell illustrates a voyage to the Moon in LIFE magazine, March 4, 1946: “Coming in to land, the rocket descends over 10,000-foot Mt. Pico. The bleak landscape is entirely broken rock, since there is no water to erode river valleys.”

The surface of planet Mercury, imagined in cla…

The surface of planet Mercury, imagined in classic 1948 space art by Chesley Bonestell, printed on a 1989 postcard from the Soviet Union.

Chesley Bonestell space art from Beyond the So…

Chesley Bonestell space art from Beyond the Solar System, 1964.

A heavy booster rocket takes off in space art …

A heavy booster rocket takes off in space art by by Chesley Bonestell, featured in Beyond the Solar System by Willy Ley, 1964.

Chesley Bonestell paintings from the 1964 book…

Chesley Bonestell paintings from the 1964 book Beyond the Solar System.

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