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Mars Entry Vehicle in hypersonic entry flight mode; at the flight control station pilot and co-pilot attend to the EDL procedure.

Artwork featured in Issue 34 of 3D Art Direct Magazine Link here

Image is part of a future historical setting, more detail is found on my profile page under the heading Orion’s Arm Future History, A Synopsis. A Timeline Graph is to be found here: Timeline.

I had fun with the visual displays: taking some care to accurately to show the vehicle descent ground track on both the Color-Coded Contour Map display, and on the Full Globe display, the track shows the vehicle descending to the correct position and location of Syria Planum on the Martian surface. All buttons, dials, illuminated switches and status lights on the central consol are fully modeled and not flat texture maps.

The displays are my own unique creation using the following image resources:

PIA00407, courtesy NASA/JPL – this is the original full global composite from the Viking EDRs primary data set.

Global Color Views of Mars Page URL:…

Map is the Color-Coded Contour Map of Mars M 25M RKT By U.S. Geological Survey 2003 Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Map is based on data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA), an instrument on NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft.

Map is courtesy U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey. Page Url:…

Mars Settlement Project Complete Sequence Image Links:

Final Preparations:

Right Before


Orion Nuclear Ground Launch

Terminus of an Arc

Entry, Descent, Landing:

Propulsion Module/Entry Vehicle Separation

Piercing the Veil

Flight Control

A Sound of Thunder

Cue The Pyrotechnics

Riding The Fire

Over Noctis Labyrinthus

Terminal Descent

Post Landing:

Martian Dusk
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