Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Really retro...

and not retro rockets. One of the coolest add-ons for Orbiter comes from the pages of Collier's Magazine, circa 1952. A series of early articles on space exploration by Wernher von Braun was illustrated with paintings by Chesley Bonestell. These paintings visually defined space as a place for a whole generation of Americans, including many future space scientists and astronauts. Erik Anderson and John Graves have recreated the look and feel of the Bonestell paintings in an amazing add-on called "World of Colliers." Pointy-nose rockets, spinning space stations, spider-legged moon landers - they are all here. Too cool.

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