Category: scientific illustration

Behold a geocentric Solar System, created by P…

Behold a geocentric Solar System, created by Portuguese cosmographer and cartographer Bartolomeu Velho, 1568. (NASA)

From the We Land on the Moon coloring book, 19…

From the We Land on the Moon coloring book, 1969.

A future space shuttle illustrated by Andrei S…

A future space shuttle illustrated by Andrei Sokolov, pictured in a 1975 postcard from the Soviet Union.

Diagram of a spacesuit, illustrated in a midce…

Diagram of a spacesuit, illustrated in a midcentury cigarette card from the collection of @nypl.

(NYPL)

Looking inside a future space station, illustr…

Looking inside a future space station, illustrated by František Škoda in To Other Planets by Pavel Klushantsev, 1962. 

The night launch of a Soyuz rocket illustrated…

The night launch of a Soyuz rocket illustrated in Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed 1980.

The layers of the Gemini extravehicular space …

The layers of the Gemini extravehicular space suit in a 1966 NASA diagram.

Artist’s impression of a rogue black hol…

Artist’s impression of a rogue black hole destroying Earth as it passes through the neighborhood. Credit: Martin Kornmesser/ESO.

The trailer for Artist Depiction, an upcoming …

The trailer for Artist Depiction, an upcoming documentary series that profiles space artists like Rick Guidice and Donald E. Davis. They made the future look good. Learn more here and here.

A rocket on the launch pad in A Maxton Book Ab…

A rocket on the launch pad in A Maxton Book About Space Travel, 1958, illustrated by William Hutchison.