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Spaceships and Exoplanets [part 3]

21 Jun 2012, 15:19 UTC
Spaceships and Exoplanets [part 3]
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Since we're at it, let me refer you to this wonderful collection of vintage spaceship art to wrap up my previous posts on the impromptu series "Spaceships and Exoplanets". This collection of rare retro space art by Dark Roasted Blend certainly gave me a pause and made me meditate on how far we've gone and how far we have to go. If you look closely at these photos, what do you notice? Did anything change in the design of the spaceships as the pioneers envisioned them back then? First of all, these vintage photos confirm the pattern that spaceships and planets go together on a space art, as what i have noted in the first Spaceships and Exoplanets post. Another thing is that spaceship designs back then were symmetrical, while spaceship designs nowadays are non-symmetrical (take a look at ship designs on Eve-Online to grok what i mean). Spaceships are mostly designed for outer space so they do not need to be aerodynamic.
I could go one blabbing about spaceships but I would rather leave you thinking about the fact that more than 60 years after these imaginative art were envisioned, we still haven't landed an actual spaceship on another ...

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