Category: space

Robert McCall poster art for 2001: A Space Ody…

Robert McCall poster art for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from t…

Planet Earth on March 23, 1965, as seen from the Gemini 3 spacecraft “Molly Brown” on its three-orbit journey around the world. (NASA)

The future in space, illustrated by Davis Melt…

The future in space, illustrated by Davis Meltzer, Don Davis, Pamela Lee, and Vincent Di Fate.

A Soviet ship fires its retrorockets as it lan…

A Soviet ship fires its retrorockets as it lands on the Moon. Space art by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

The business end of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket o…

The business end of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 15, 2018.

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtu…

‘70s concept art imagines a Conroy Virtus transport plane carrying a future space shuttle.

Astronauts explore a polar ice deposit on the …

Astronauts explore a polar ice deposit on the Moon, illustrated by Pamela Lee.

March 22, 1997: Comet Hale–Bopp made its close…

March 22, 1997: Comet Hale–Bopp made its closest approach to Earth, passing within about 122 million miles. (NASA: 1, 2, 3)

22 March 1996: Russia’s Mir space station seen…

22 March 1996: Russia’s Mir space station seen over New Zealand from the Space Shuttle Atlantis. (NASA)

Happy Birthday to William Shatner, aka Captain…

Happy Birthday to William Shatner, aka Captain James Tiberius Kirk, still boldly going at 88. He was born in Montreal, Canada, on March 22, 1931.