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Topic: Space and spaceships
Posted By: Carcharodon
Subject: Space and spaceships
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 22:55

There are many fascinating and imaginative renderings of space and spaceships that really inspires the fantasy. Here are some:

 
Chris Foss, an icon in spaceship art. He has inspired a whole new generation of space artists, filmmakers and others:
 
 
David Hardy, also an inspiration for many:
 
 
And a true pioneer in visualizing mans future in Space, Chesley Bonestell:
 
 
 



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Posted By: Parnell
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2010 at 23:59
Give me the Starship Enterprise over these hacks any day of the week Big smile

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Posted By: Darius of Parsa
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2010 at 14:53
Nothing beats the flying disk my friend.  Reasonably, the Germans and Canadians spent time trying to create such a flying device.
 


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Emporer Xerxes I looking upon his army 480 BC


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 09 Feb 2011 at 22:44
And then we ofcourse have the mystical derelict spaceship from the movie Alien, designed by swiss artist H. R. Giger.
 
http://application.denofgeek.com/images/m/75spaceships/main/derelict.jpg">


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2011 at 23:39
Here is the Lady Machbeth, the fast ship of one of the main protagonists in Peter F Hamiltons Nights Dawn trilogy.
 
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nights_Dawn_Trilogy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night's_Dawn_Trilogy
 
http://nightsdawn.tripod.com/index.html - http://nightsdawn.tripod.com/index.html


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 00:19
But Darius, the pic you've chosen is pure American!
 
Personally, I opt for Dudley Dorito!
 
Dudley Dorito

Now that's spacey!



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Posted By: fantasus
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 05:27

Why not a "soft" object? A spacey cloud, a swarm of particles, or even "telepathic transportation"?



Posted By: Seko-
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2011 at 05:42
We have such a thing (except for the telepathic transportation part) and they are simply called clouds. They look soft and pillowy, They are from space (our atmosphere) and they contain particles.

Clouds contain particles it picks up from earth. Clouds also have high ionic density of opposing charge from water which results in electricity. The water droplets falling down as a result of gravitation break down into yet smaller droplets with positively charged electricity while the surrounding atmosphere is negatively charged. The electric charge of droplets increases at each division into smaller units. Along with the emergence of the electrical charge as a consequence of disintegration of water droplets, the ice crystals at the upper portion of the cloud gain positive electricity charge, thus separating from the atmosphere with negative charge and increasing the electrical charge of the cloud.

Cloud
    1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
    2. A mass, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or in outer space.
  1. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm: a cloud of locusts.
  2. Something that darkens or fills with gloom.
  3. A dark region or blemish, as on a polished stone.
  4. Something that obscures.
  5. Suspicion or a charge affecting a reputation.
  6. A collection of charged particles: an electron cloud.




Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 20:20
We ofcourse also have the concept of living space ships as the Shadow ships from Babylon 5 or the voidhawks from Nights Dawn:
 
Shadow ship from Babylon 5
 
Description of the voidhawk:
http://nightsdawn.wikia.com/wiki/Voidhawk - http://nightsdawn.wikia.com/wiki/Voidhawk


Posted By: Frederick Roger
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 05:37
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

We ofcourse also have the concept of living space ships
 
BSG's Cylon raiders. Heart
 


Posted By: gcle2003
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 06:04
There is of course always
 
 
 


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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 06:36
I've always liked this centrifugal idea from 2001:




Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 06:39
And as atmosphere isn't a factor, aerodynamics are not important, thus:



Very powerful image, I think.





Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 06:57
But Dolphin that "space station" was purloined by Clark and Kubrick from Disney!
 
 
1955...albeit Disney himself got it all from Werner von Braun!
 


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Posted By: Frederick Roger
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 07:12
Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

There is of course always
 
 
 
 
Best spaceship/time machine ever?


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 07:18
Did I hear someone call for the "Doctor"?

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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 07:45
Sometimes I really wonder how you can know this stuff, Drg Smile

I'm unfortunately only at entry level spaceship knowledge..




Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 07:47
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

We have such a thing (except for the telepathic transportation part) and they are simply called clouds. They look soft and pillowy, They are from space (our atmosphere) and they contain particles.

Clouds contain particles it picks up from earth. Clouds also have high ionic density of opposing charge from water which results in electricity. The water droplets falling down as a result of gravitation break down into yet smaller droplets with positively charged electricity while the surrounding atmosphere is negatively charged. The electric charge of droplets increases at each division into smaller units. Along with the emergence of the electrical charge as a consequence of disintegration of water droplets, the ice crystals at the upper portion of the cloud gain positive electricity charge, thus separating from the atmosphere with negative charge and increasing the electrical charge of the cloud.

Cloud
    1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
    2. A mass, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or in outer space.
  1. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm: a cloud of locusts.
  2. Something that darkens or fills with gloom.
  3. A dark region or blemish, as on a polished stone.
  4. Something that obscures.
  5. Suspicion or a charge affecting a reputation.
  6. A collection of charged particles: an electron cloud.



Seko, I've warned you about trolling before.. Take this as strike two Evil Smile


Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 11:46
A favorite of mine



Together with this classic









Posted By: Omar al Hashim
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 12:16
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

We ofcourse also have the concept of living space ships as the Shadow ships from Babylon 5  
Shadow ship from Babylon 5
 
Babylon 5 rocks.
 
Since everyone has missed the two most obvious spaceships I am bound to post them now;
The Space Shuttle Enterprise, and it's inspiration the starship Enterprise


Posted By: Seko-
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 12:28

not much of an entry but here it goes:






Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 22:03
Here is the ship Space Beagle, from the novel Voyage of the Space Beagle, by A.E. van Vogt, that inspired both Star Trek and Alien (and several others). Space Beagle in its turn was inspired by The Beagle, the ship Darwin travelled with.
 
http://vanvogt.www4.mmedia.is/images/large/voyage_pocket_1981_gerrydaly_large.jpg">
Classical image of the Space Beagle landing on an alien planet, where the dark intruder waits
 
Another version of Space Beagle
 


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 00:29
And such is exactly the point why space, space ships, and extra-terrestrial travel is made believable  through the juxtaposition of the familiar past into the future, no matter how much very precise knowledge militates against such visions. Let us look at the contemporary "space station" and simply ask: what is its utility with respect to "travel"? And yes, iI am mad as hell the "Enterprise" landed up in New York and not Houston!
  


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Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 12:20
Sorry Doc. Your negative views doesn't have an ecco here. Let's us enjoy spaceships please and don't interrupt.

My favorite real spaceship







Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 13:19
A rich man's toy set for the delights of the equally bored determined to waste wealth! That little trinket is as much a "space ship" as the X-15 was a fighter jet!
 
Of course, you forgot the contraption required to get that little trinket "off" the ground:
 
Virgin Mothership Eve, designed by Burt Rutan and financed by Richard Branson, approaches the Wittman Field site of the Experimental Aircraft Association Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin yesterday
 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1202649/Richard-Bransons-new-toy-The-WhiteKnightTwo-aeroplane-built-launch-ship-space.html - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1202649/Richard-Bransons-new-toy-The-WhiteKnightTwo-aeroplane-built-launch-ship-space.html
 
 


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2011 at 13:23
Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

And such is exactly the point why space, space ships, and extra-terrestrial travel is made believable  through the juxtaposition of the familiar past into the future, no matter how much very precise knowledge militates against such visions. Let us look at the contemporary "space station" and simply ask: what is its utility with respect to "travel"? And yes, iI am mad as hell the "Enterprise" landed up in New York and not Houston!
  
 
Well, maybe that'll teach 'em to vote for the right candidate next time. Lesson learned. Wink
 
-Akolouthos


Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 00:26
Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

A rich man's toy set for the delights of the equally bored determined to waste wealth! That little trinket is as much a "space ship" as the X-15 was a fighter jet!
 
Of course, you forgot the contraption required to get that little trinket "off" the ground:


Too bad you are so poor you can't buy a ticket! Wink

Don't be envious, doctor. They are starting the way to the future. Wait for popular flights to space in 30 years more... if you are in this dimension, of course.


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 08:17
Psst, Penguin, space kills and just the level of exposure to solar radiation at high altitudes guarantee these "space tourists" an earlier demise.

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Posted By: fantasus
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 19:47

Perhaps there today is as much use for human spaceflight as for ballons as mean of transport?



Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2011 at 20:50
The "Age of Flight" has had its hundred years and it is way past the time for reality to take hold.

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Honi soit qui mal y pense


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 21:51
Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

The "Age of Flight" has had its hundred years and it is way past the time for reality to take hold.
 
Well, the dream is not over yet, even though the enthusiasm of the days of Gerard K. ONeill perhaps is over (for the moment. That can certainly change).
 
Front cover of ONeills book about colonies in Space
http://www.blogemup.se/wp-content/images/The_High_Frontier_cover.jpg - http://www.blogemup.se/wp-content/images/The_High_Frontier_cover.jpg
 
The interior of one of ONeills gigantic Space colonies.
http://www.blogemup.se/wp-content/images/inside-oneill-cylinder.gif - http://www.blogemup.se/wp-content/images/inside-oneill-cylinder.gif
 
A Wiki entry about the colonies:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Frontier:_Human_Colonies_in_Space - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Frontier:_Human_Colonies_in_Space
 


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 07:50
There is a very valid reason why all falls into the realm of fantasy and science fiction. We are organisms associated with a very singular biomass totally dependent upon the unique conditions associated with a stellar moment in time and space. Just to speak of space "colonies" underscores to what a high degree we are prisoners of Sol's landscape.

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Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 11:50
Baloney. Man will conquer space, for sure. Giving it doesn't perish in a nuclear war, a comet strike or another cosmic accident.


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 14:10
Thank you for proving my point Penguin. Along with the antiquated vocabulary of "colonies", you've added another archaism from the annals of vainglory: conquer! Guess those erstwhile adelantados slashing with their poniards and other European "invaders" attempting their "land grabs" weren't so malevolent after all in their "development" of Near SpaceEvil Smile!
With all excuses to Betty D.!--Oh, Penguin, don't let's ask for the moon... we have the stars."
 


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 14:47
Originally posted by Omar al Hashim Omar al Hashim wrote:


Since everyone has missed the two most obvious spaceships I am bound to post them now;


I don't know if anyone was familiar with the history of the Soviet Buran Program, but from what i have read, because of their initials fears of the shuttle program being used against them, they began to develop their own...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_program - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buran_program

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Buran_on_An-225_%28Le_Bourget_1989%29_1.JPEG">File:Buran on An-225 (Le Bourget 1989) 1.JPEG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/OK-GLI_Technik_Museum_Speyer_2008_12.JPG">File:OK-GLI Technik Museum Speyer 2008 12.JPG

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2b/Soyuz%2C_Space_Shuttle%2C_Buran_comparison.svg">File:Soyuz, Space Shuttle, Buran comparison.svg



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2011 at 14:52
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:


not much of an entry but here it goes:






Oh my... the memories!

Here is my feeble offering Big smile

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_meDXtIMA05I/TDP1q7-Sx8I/AAAAAAAAAmo/ZHeS4_ntOdA/s1600/spaceballs+we+brake.png



Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 05:02
As for "space tourism", Imagine near space populated by this craft:
 
 
Oh,honey let's take in the rings of Saturn...
 
Let us accept reality and present the actual "costs" of such ventures and start looking for some Queen willing "to pawn" her jewels so as to cover the sextillions involvedShocked!


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Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 20:39
Then we have the concept of a a space ark, a huge vessel where we can put some of the remains of life on Earth, if we are crazy enough to destroy it, and give it some kind of refuge in outer space. This idea was explored in the film Silent Running from 1972.
 
http://gatwaytothefuture.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/future-of-outer-space/ - http://gatwaytothefuture.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/future-of-outer-space/


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 20:45
Another interesting idea is spaceships, colonies or habitats in hollowed out asteroids (as the one in the David Hardy painting in the OP). This theme is explored among other in George Zebrowskis book Macrolife: a Mobile Utopia where humanity leaves Earth, travelling in similar vessels.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GeorgeZebrowski_Macrolife.jpg">GeorgeZebrowski Macrolife.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrolife - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrolife
 
The term Macrolife comes from:
Quote Scientist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dandridge_M._Cole - Dandridge M. Cole originated the term Macro Life in his 1961 book The Ultimate Human Society, though the idea of using http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroid - asteroids as mobile societal containers is a common theme in science, and science fiction.
(Quote from Wikipedia)


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 05:51
Er, Carch, it is not in any way, shape, or form a "common theme in science"! If you know anything about "asteroids" then you know all talk about "mobile societal containers" (talk about Newspeak) is far-out fiction. What next? There's No Place Like Spome!!!!!
 
Perhaps you are ripe for encounter with an Apollo Object?


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Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 11:31
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

Then we have the concept of a a space ark, a huge vessel where we can put some of the remains of life on Earth, if we are crazy enough to destroy it, and give it some kind of refuge in outer space. This idea was explored in the film Silent Running from 1972.
 
http://gatwaytothefuture.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/future-of-outer-space/ -


Posted By: drgonzaga
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 21:29
Ah, yes, let's fill up rockets with DNA and seed the galaxies--or better said pollute space with irrelevant trash.
 
If it ain't got relevance to down here it ain't going to happen out there. Apparently, no one is willing to play this game by the numbers and their account books.


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Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 21:52
Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:


Come on Carch! Why to waste so much space if you could preserve the DNA of a thousand species in a box.
 
DNA is not enough, to get organisms to live and work they must function in some sort of context. Thats why the best we can do is to preserve the biodiversity and ecological systems here on Earth. If we fail to do that, at least we need to give a part of that biodiversity some room in artifical space arks (if it is possible at all).


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 21:55
Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Er, Carch, it is not in any way, shape, pr form a "common theme in science"! If you know anything about "asteroids" then you know all talk about "mobile societal containers" (talk about Newspeak) is far-out fiction. What next? There's No Place Like Spome!!!!!
 
Perhaps you are ripe for encounter with an Apollo Object?
 
Hollowed out asteroids may not be a common theme in todays science but indeed in Science Fiction.


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 22:02
By the way, perhaps it is time for some eye gymnastics. Here is a 3D version of Star Trek:
 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/3194434141_15c5eddeb2.jpg - http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/3194434141_15c5eddeb2.jpg


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 22:13
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

By the way, perhaps it is time for some eye gymnastics. Here is a 3D version of Star Trek:
 
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/3194434141_15c5eddeb2.jpg -


Posted By: Darius of Parsa
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 01:08
The arrangement of the stars is different...Wink

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Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 01:26
While we are at it: Here is another 3D stereoscopic image of our future in space:
 
http://www.wa2ise.com/3d.html - http://www.wa2ise.com/3d.html


Posted By: gcle2003
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 02:45

In the Star Trek one, the letters on the left are bent (check the left edge of the 'K')

In the other one, there's a gap between the figure's arm and the landiing strut and what looks like a fuel can on the ground. There's no gap in the left picture. Also in the left picture the tennis racket overlaps the rings of Saturn whereas on the right there's quite a big gap between them.



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Posted By: fantasus
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 05:06

All seems like models of vacuum cleaners..



Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 09:00
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:


Come on Carch! Why to waste so much space if you could preserve the DNA of a thousand species in a box.
 
DNA is not enough, to get organisms to live and work they must function in some sort of context. Thats why the best we can do is to preserve the biodiversity and ecological systems here on Earth. If we fail to do that, at least we need to give a part of that biodiversity some room in artifical space arks (if it is possible at all).


All you need to keep life in space is a structure that provides protection for radiation, artificial gravity, energy, air, water and a source of food. Technology can do it without the need to have large unproductive forests. Of course, it could be beautiful to have artificial habitats in space, but they would be more like weekend parks rather than a necesary thing to survive. Meanwhile, the biodiversity can be preserved frozen (or even by storing the digital records of the plant DNA in magnetic media) Wink


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 12:27
Originally posted by fantasus fantasus wrote:

All seems like models of vacuum cleaners..



LOL Yes, i suppose so.


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 21:23
Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

In the Star Trek one, the letters on the left are bent (check the left edge of the 'K')

In the other one, there's a gap between the figure's arm and the landiing strut and what looks like a fuel can on the ground. There's no gap in the left picture. Also in the left picture the tennis racket overlaps the rings of Saturn whereas on the right there's quite a big gap between them.

 
I suppose you do realise that those pictures are sterescopic images and that if you do some eye gymnastics two images merges into one three dimensional?
 
Here is a little tutorial how to view such pictures:
 
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/freeview.html - http://www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/freeview.html


Posted By: Carcharodon
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 21:30
Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:


Come on Carch! Why to waste so much space if you could preserve the DNA of a thousand species in a box.
 
DNA is not enough, to get organisms to live and work they must function in some sort of context. Thats why the best we can do is to preserve the biodiversity and ecological systems here on Earth. If we fail to do that, at least we need to give a part of that biodiversity some room in artifical space arks (if it is possible at all).


All you need to keep life in space is a structure that provides protection for radiation, artificial gravity, energy, air, water and a source of food. Technology can do it without the need to have large unproductive forests. Of course, it could be beautiful to have artificial habitats in space, but they would be more like weekend parks rather than a necesary thing to survive. Meanwhile, the biodiversity can be preserved frozen (or even by storing the digital records of the plant DNA in magnetic media) Wink
 
Well, but if you want the DNA to ever become actual living beings again you must solve the technique with transforming it back, which would require some artifical vomb, nourishment and so on. Then you must have food, soil and similar for the animal and plant to actually survive. And many organisms also have very specific requirements for survival so if you cannot mimic their whole environment with all its biotic and abiotic factors they will not survive. To just keep a record over biodiversity without being able to recreate it is rather meaningless.


Posted By: gcle2003
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 23:46
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

In the Star Trek one, the letters on the left are bent (check the left edge of the 'K')

In the other one, there's a gap between the figure's arm and the landiing strut and what looks like a fuel can on the ground. There's no gap in the left picture. Also in the left picture the tennis racket overlaps the rings of Saturn whereas on the right there's quite a big gap between them.

 
I suppose you do realise that those pictures are sterescopic images and that if you do some eye gymnastics two images merges into one three dimensional?
 
Here is a little tutorial how to view such pictures:
 
http://www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/freeview.html - http://www.angelfire.com/ca/erker/freeview.html
It's more fun to try and spot the differences. In a masochistic kind of way.


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Posted By: opuslola
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 11:42
Originally posted by Carcharodon Carcharodon wrote:

Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

The "Age of Flight" has had its hundred years and it is way past the time for reality to take hold.

 

Well, the dream is not over yet, even though the enthusiasm of the days of Gerard K. ONeill perhaps is over (for the moment. That can certainly change).

 


Front cover of ONeills book about colonies in Space

http://www.blogemup.se/wp-content/images/The_High_Frontier_cover.jpg -

The interior of one of ONeills gigantic Space colonies.

http://www.blogemup.se/wp-content/images/inside-oneill-cylinder.gif -
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/a/brian-aldiss/starship.htm

Thanks,
Ron

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Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2011 at 12:10
The first to think in space stations was Konstantin Tsiolkowski, and Werner Von Braun proposed his famous bike wheel station.


Posted By: bucket head
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2011 at 09:33
here are a couple more:
 


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Posted By: pinguin
Date Posted: 11 Jul 2011 at 10:42
I remember those! The one of the right is from UFO and the left is from 1999. Great SF series of the 70s. 


Posted By: Cezar
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2011 at 20:26
Too big to fit in here : Doando.
A 1969 novel by Romulus Barbulescu and George Anania.
Doando (Life without life in Vuund) is a fully automated planetsize spaceship. A dying extremely advanced civilisation launched 20 of these to seek and find a suitable civilisation + a planet. Doando finds and captures a Vuund and a Terran starship and eventually helps Vuundo to avoid some sort of global cataclism and engulfes (not a conflict here - there is a beautiful united utopian communist society that has an urge to help everyone) Terra IV (or III, I don't remember exactly) to fly back to it's constructors so that these would be saved from extinction (some sort of genetic disease that requires a general anabiosis lasting about two to three centuries). Roughly, Doando is a sferical starship about 15000-20000 km in diameter and has a gravitron engine that allowes it to travel faster than light.
To big for AE or the internet since I couldn't find any pictures with it. I'll try and scan the plans from the original book.


Posted By: Cezar
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2011 at 20:33
And since nobody showed them, here are my favourite:


Posted By: Mable01
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 20:35
I'm just fond of watching pictures of universe and to know about the whole universe if I can. Liked the pictures here also.

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