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Space Colony Concepts: NASA's 1970s Vision for Giant Space Stations (Gallery)

Cylindrical Colonies Art

NASA Ames Research Center / Rick Guidice

An artist’s depiction of cylindrical colonies from space colony summer studies conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s.

Cylindrical Colonies Interior View Art

NASA Ames Research Center / Rick Guidice

An artist’s depiction showing an interior view looking out through large windows at cylindrical colonies from space colony summer studies conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s.

Endcap View of Cylindrical Colonies

NASA Ames Research Center / Don Davis

An artist’s depiction showing an endcap view with suspension bridge in cylindrical colonies from space colony summer studies conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s.

Eclipse of Sun View in Cylindrical Colonies

NASA Ames Research Center / Don Davis

An artist’s depiction showing the eclipse of the sun with a view of clouds and vegetation in cylindrical colonies from space colony summer studies conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s.

Multiple Two-Cylinder Colonies Aimed Toward Sun

NASA Ames Research Center

An artist’s depiction showing multiple two-cylinder colonies aimed toward the sun from space colony summer studies conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s.

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