Saturday, April 30, 2011
-A note about the spacecraft design that I'm going for. Often times in science fiction, spacecraft are designed to be sleek and aerodynamic, but space is a vacuum, and this is unnecessary. Ive decided to go with a clunky, modular look for the spacecraft in this concept, that's centered around the function of the ship. I'm trying to go for a look that resembles the International Space Station, but arrange that look into interesting shapes that still look futuristic. Unless the ship is designed to enter an atmosphere, it doesn't need to look sleek and pretty. Just functional..... and cool.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
ABOVE- The first rendering shows the Sky Crane without any cargo cylinders. The second rendering shows the Sky Crane with cargo cylinders and the aero shield deployed for atmospheric entry. The third rendering shows the Sky Crane in its resting position on the ground.
ABOVE- (This is an early design, I'm still working out the final look of the concept.)
Two of hundreds of free floating, self sustaining Atmosphere Photosynthesizers operate around the clock, converting the thin, mostly CO2 atmosphere to a safe breathable air. A colonist observes them, breathing with the aid of a backpack Breather Unit. At this point, colonists can go outside freely without a space suit to protect them from decompression.