One of the strangest and most interesting things we have ever known is undoubtedly hand-drawn images of human colonies in space created by NASA astronaut Rick Giddis in the 1970s.
In the decade following Adam's first landing on the Moon, the idea of settling the universe was a very hot topic and he invested a lot of money in developing possible possibilities for life beyond Earth.
Rick's sketches are not only fiction, but a visual copying of various possibilities for capturing space, writes lifestyle.bg. First of all, we are horrified by the imagination of scientists working at Stanford and NASA scientists.
We assume that some of the pictures also inspired the crew behind Intersteller's film, where Matthew found himself in an oval reality in a space similar to that of Reik.
In the 1970s, NASA reported that only a capable and rich government – like the US – can sponsor a similar mission, and it should be held no later than 20 years.
Well, 50 years have passed, and our concept of colonization of the space today seems quite different.
Oval structures from NASA images reveal three possible designs for space stations – cylindrical, cylindrical and turoid.
Round structures have been applied to protect people from cosmic radiation.
Interestingly, at the same time, we do not think so much about colonizing another planet as inhabiting the space around the Earth around the Earth. It sounds "more environmentally friendly" as an option to pour our machines on the surface of another planet.
All the pictures are hand-painted with acrylic paints and are now stored in NASA archives to inspire future generations of cosmologists.