Category: mars

Gazing at Mars from the surface of Deimos, painted by Lucien Rudaux, Chesley Bonestell, Ron Miller, and Nikolai Kolchitsky.

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.

August 26, 2003: From 34,648,840 miles away, the Hubble Space Telescope turns its eye toward Mars. (HubbleSite)

The Viking missions to Mars, explained in a 1983 film from NASA.

A resupply mission arrives on Mars in a nick of time, illustrated by Ron Miller.

A resupply mission arrives on Mars in a nick of time, illustrated by Ron Miller.

Bruce Pennington cover art for A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1969.

Bruce Pennington cover art for A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1969.

A lava flow on Mars, painted by planetary scientist William K. Hartmann, 1982.

Volcanoes on Mars, including Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus. Synthetic color picture recorded in March 2002 by the Mars Global Surveyor space probe. 

(NASA)