Bike Mars/Red Crossing, 2003, Pat Rawlings: “The rugged Martian terrain, while visually striking, presents a challenge for designers of surface mobility systems. Lessons learned from early wheeled exploration vehicles, such as Pathfinder’s Sojourner Rover might one day be informally applied to faster, albeit more risky, transportation systems. SAIC analysts, supporting NASA, provide Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance assessments of space hardware ranging from concepts to operational systems.”
Living the good life on a future space colony, illustrated by Pat Rawlings.
“Hopes and Dreams” by Alan Bean, 1987.
A Jupiter-like exoplanet gets some sun.
Via NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC).
Vintage NASA art by Nick Galloway, Charles Caplinger, Pat Rawlings, and Don Davis.
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.
Future cosmonauts on Venus, pictured on a 1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov.
Space art by Georgy Kurnin, William K. Hartmann, Valentin Viktorov, and John Polgreen.
Future explorers on Titan with planet Saturn looming large on the horizon, illustrated by Ron Miller.
The surface of Mars, looking wet and verdant, illustrated by Chesley Bonestell in The Conquest of Space, 1949.