Gallery of space colony art from the 1970s

Here's a terrific gallery of images from NASA's archives imagining life in space colonies. They were made in the 1970s so everything and everyone looks like they are from the 1970s.

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

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  1. Still the first thing that pops into my mind.

  2. They are not space colonies. They are paintings of the internet. You can tell by the tubes.

  3. And to paraphrase what Sterling said:

    There won't be a lot of incentive to rotate crews very often, so you'll be up there for a long time.

    And the kind of people who would put up with those conditions would be kind of weird.

    All told, it will be like attending a science fiction convention held in a submarine that you can't leave.

  4. When I look at the spinning, donut-shaped models, I can't help but dream of living in a space colony with my grandchildren, and tossing around a football in our yard, and watching them fall to the ground when they run a pass pattern with a sharp cut that makes their inner ear get all mixed up.

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