Category: concept art

Future art by Syd Mead (1933-2019)

Cutaway view of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, illustrated by Don Mackey, 1966. (SDASM)

High Energy Astronomy Observatory 1.

Aerospace concept art from the collection of San Diego Air & Space Museum.

1987 NASA concept art pictures an outpost on Mars. The Martian soil shields the astro-pioneers from solar radiation, and they can go without spacesuits in a pressurized habitat. Let’s not forget the greenhouse for, you know, growing food and stuff.

Aerospace concept art of the 1960s.

(San Diego Air & Space Museum)

Future truck by Syd Mead.

Future art by Syd Mead for U.S. Steel, published in Interface: A Portfolio of Probabilities, 1969.

A space shuttle flyback booster in Roy Gjerston concept art for General Dynamics, ca. 1970. (SDASM)

Star Wars art by Ralph McQuarrie.