Artists often think outside the box. But when you’re hired by NASA, you have to literally think outside of this world. Over the last sixty-or-so years, in addition to its unprecedented scientific discoveries, NASA has also published some striking art pieces that portray ideas that range from the sci-fi proposals of the 50s and 60s to artistic recreations of real space adventures of the modern era.
The Art of NASA, a new compilation of some of the most creative, funky, and celestial masterpieces ever to grace the desks of space explorers and scientists, is out this week. Here’s a sampling of the outrageous work.
Correction: The headline was updated to include an accurate count of illustrations, which is 11 not 10.