Retrotech Space Travel


In the post-WW2 years that form the interface between dieselretro and atomretro, master illustrator Chesley Bonestell created a pseudo-realistic vision of near-future space travel: sleek craft heading for dramatic alien worlds. I encountered his works in my childhood in 1960s and they have stayed in my mind.

Here is one of Bonestell’s stylish rocket planes. When I write science fiction, I enjoy putting that kind of spacecraft in the stories because of their beauty.

2 thoughts on “Retrotech Space Travel

  1. Fin bild. Är inte så där helt olik Virgins “rymdskepp” så det är ju modernt ut i tåspetsaena fortfarande. Bara vingformen som tagit några steg i en annan riktning.

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