Space Art from the 70s

#Art

Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

On the NASA website, a lovely collection of space colony art from the 1970s, looking like the kind of stuff you'd find on the covers of yesteryears sci-fi novels. Above, a cutaway of the Toroidal Colonies, capable of housing 10,000 space colonists.

Three space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s. A number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made. These have been scanned and are available here as small, medium, large, and publication quality jpeg images. Scans by David Brandt-Erichsen.

Images are not copyrighted. Please credit photos to NASA Ames Research Center.
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