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February 25, 2007

Retro-future visions of space stations

artist rendering of a space colony

Here's a quick bit of beauty for your weekend. Back in the 70s, NASA commissioned paintings of what future space colonies might look like. Now they've released more than a dozen of these gorgeous paintings into the public domain. While it looks like it's going to be quite a while before we're all living in giant spinning rings gently circling the globe (hell, we still can barely get humans into low earth orbit) but when we *do* get there, it's going to look amazing.

P.S. If you like these images, you may enjoy these images I found from the dawn of the Apollo program.

(Thanks Paleo-future).

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at February 25, 2007 08:38 AM

Comments

I remember these! When I first moved into The Buttery, I had several posted on my walls. I don't remember if I bought them at an SF con or received them from the Planetary Society. Obviously I was quite the space geek.

Posted by: G. L. Dryfoos at February 26, 2007 06:51 AM