Category: space art

Gazing at Mars from the surface of Deimos, pai…

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

“Space: Biologists Future” by Mari…

“Space: Biologists Future” by Maria Sotnikova, Russia, age 14.

(NASA)

An “astrolab” positioned within th…

An “astrolab” positioned within the rings of Saturn, illustrated by Angus McKie in “Spacecraft 2000 to 2100 AD,” 1978.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published …

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published 1972.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in…

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in the 1976 postcard set “Man in Space.” Here we see Americans and Soviets linked up in orbit during the Apollo-Soyuz mission.

“Aspect of an eclipse of the Sun by the Earth,…

“Aspect of an eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, as it would appear as seen from the Moon.” Illustrated by James Nasmyth, 1874.

(Linda Hall Library)

Crater Plato on the Moon, a photo of a plaster…

Crater Plato on the Moon, a photo of a plaster model built by engineer-inventor-astronomer James Nasmyth after making lunar observations through a telescope. Published in The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite, 1874. Via @lindahall.

(Linda Hall Library)

“Mare Humorum. From a study made in 1875…

“Mare Humorum. From a study made in 1875.” Astronomical art by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot.

“Moon over Mount Inaba” (Inabayama no tsuki). …

“Moon over Mount Inaba” (Inabayama no tsuki). Woodcut print by Taiso Yoshitoshi, also known as Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892).

(Library of Congress)

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pam…

Prospecting on an asteroid, illustrated by Pamela Lee.