Category: scientific illustration

1957 space card from Topps.

1957 space card from Topps.

A cosmonaut trains for space, illustrated by M…

A cosmonaut trains for space, illustrated by Marian Stachurski in the kids science book On the Spacecraft.

(Dreams of Space)

“Hopes and Dreams” by Alan Bean, 1…

“Hopes and Dreams” by Alan Bean, 1987.

“The planet Jupiter. Observed November 1, 1880…

“The planet Jupiter. Observed November 1, 1880, at 9h. 30m. P.M.” Illustration by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot. (New York Public Library)

“Moon Scenery,” illustrated in Astronomy…

“Moon Scenery,” illustrated in Astronomy by Observation by Eliza A. Bowen, 1888.

A Jupiter-like exoplanet gets some sun.

A Jupiter-like exoplanet gets some sun.

Via NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC).

Planet Jupiter, observed on February 20, 1897,…

Planet Jupiter, observed on February 20, 1897, illustrated in The Story of the Heavens by Sir Robert Stawell Ball.

The first house on the Moon, imagined in Sovie…

The first house on the Moon, imagined in Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published on a 1966 postcard.

Vintage NASA art by Nick Galloway, Charles Cap…

Vintage NASA art by Nick Galloway, Charles Caplinger, Pat Rawlings, and Don Davis. 

On a 1966 Soviet postcard, a self-portrait by …

On a 1966 Soviet postcard, a self-portrait by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov recalls the day he became the first human to walk in space, March 18, 1965.