Category: space

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes fli…

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

Dean Ellis cover art for Life and Time by Isaa…

Dean Ellis cover art for Life and Time by Isaac Asimov, 1979.

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.

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott…

May 22, 1962 – Mercury-Atlas 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter smiles for the camera as NASA suiting technician Al Rochford adjusts his spacesuit.

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May 22, 1969 – The Apollo 10 command module ph…

May 22, 1969 – The Apollo 10 command module photographed from the lunar module after separation over the Moon.

Production art for Star Trek: The Animated Ser…

Production art for Star Trek: The Animated Series, 1973/74.

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.