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‘The Ares’

Part of ‘Mars’ series of illustrations, 2017

Illustration depicting the Ares, from the ‘Red Mars’ books by Kim Stanley Robinson. 

 

“The largest interplanetary spacecraft ever built and home to a crew who are to be the first hundred Martian colonists, the ship was built from clustered space shuttle external fuel tanks which, instead of reentering Earth’s atmosphere, had been boosted into orbit until enough had been amassed to build the ship”.

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