Category: scientific illustration

A Soviet probe swoops down to the Moon. 1966 p…

A Soviet probe swoops down to the Moon. 1966 postcard illustrated by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

“Beneath The Grid” by Robert Tinne…

“Beneath The Grid” by Robert Tinney, cover art for BYTE magazine, May 1979. Behold a “landscape with a superimposed grid of luminescent white lines as might be projected in the mind’s eye by an appropriate graphic output device.”

Views of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape…

Views of the Vehicle Assembly Building at Cape Canaveral, July 14, 1969, shortly before the launch of Apollo 11. Illustrated in watercolor and felt-tip pen by Robert McCall.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

Space Age concept art by Robert Watts, Rick Gu…

Space Age concept art by Robert Watts, Rick Guidice, Pat Rawlings, and Ralph Marino.

Future humans in space, illustrated by Fred Fr…

Future humans in space, illustrated by Fred Freeman for LIFE magazine, July 1960, for the article “Man Remade To Live In Space.”

A still life in the frenzy of launch activity …

A still life in the frenzy of launch activity at Cape Canaveral, by Martin Hoffman for the NASA Art Program, 1988.

(Smithsonian Air & Space Museum)

The apocalyptic surface of Venus, painted by L…

The apocalyptic surface of Venus, painted by Ludek Pesek (1919-1999)

Vintage space art by Alan Bean, Ken Hodges, Cr…

Vintage space art by Alan Bean, Ken Hodges, Craig Kavafes, and Ron Miller. 

“A Planetary View” by Ron Miller. 

“A Planetary View” by Ron Miller. 

Alexei Leonov becoming the first human to walk…

Alexei Leonov becoming the first human to walk in space, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov on a 1971 postcard.