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Space Colony Art from the 1970s

A couple of space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed. A number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made. These have been converted to jpegs and are available as thumbnails, quarter page, full screen and publication quality images. Illustrations by Don Davis.

Interior including human powered airplane

Colony construction crew at work

Colony construction crew at work

Interior view including looking through large windows

Interior view with long suspension bridge

Toroidal Colonies. Cutaway view, exposing the interior

Please credit photos to NASA Ames Research Center