Category: scientific illustration

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes fli…

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes flight in 1958. Illustration by Valentin Viktorov.

Saturn seen from Titan, illustrated by David E…

Saturn seen from Titan, illustrated by David Egge, 1978.

1973 NASA art by Rick Guidice visualizes the i…

1973 NASA art by Rick Guidice visualizes the idea of a Pioneer probe using Jupiter’s gravity to slingshot itself toward the outer planets and beyond.

Neighboring planets, painted by Don Dixon, 197…

Neighboring planets, painted by Don Dixon, 1978.

Space shuttle concept art from NASA, 1976.

Space shuttle concept art from NASA, 1976.

A future farm in space, as seen in NASA’s Spac…

A future farm in space, as seen in NASA’s Space Settlements: A Design Study, 1977. This would an agricultural section of a space habitat known as a Stanford torus, which means anywhere from 10,000 to 150,000 mouths to feed.

NASA future art by Rick Guidice, published in …

NASA future art by Rick Guidice, published in Space Settlements: A Design Study, 1977.

The payload capabilities of U.S. launch vehicl…

The payload capabilities of U.S. launch vehicles, printed by NASA, 1965.

Earth and space shuttle, illustrated by Pamela…

Earth and space shuttle, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

Saturn looms large over Mimas in “The Sw…

Saturn looms large over Mimas in “The Sword of Herschel” by Kim Poor, 1985.