Category: scientific illustration

From Eagle Annual Number 8: “The first Moon rocket, cradled between two giant boosters, is prepared for launching. Unmanned, it may carry an atomic warhead.”

From The Boys’ Book of Science and Invention, 1957.

(Dreams of Space)

November 17, 1970: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on the Moon. It’s the first robotic rover to explore another world. Art by Andrei Sokolov.

Space art by Chesley Bonestell, 1956. Reprinted in debut issue of
Future Life, April 1978.

Planet Neptune, as seen from Triton, painted by Ron Miller, 1979.

Space art by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (1934-2019)

Illustrated bats from the A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, 1848.

(New York Public Library)

Bats, 1810.

(New York Public Library)

Primordial Earth, illustrated by Zdenek Burian.

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