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Gallery for NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement
International Student Art Contest (2015)

All art on these pages is copyrighted by the individual artists and may not be used without the artist's specific permission.

This page contains art work that did not meet one or more technical requirements of the 2015 contest but were deemed to be of sufficient artistic merit that we wanted to display them. The first five received a special commendation.

Special Commendation:
LEVEN
LEVEN - The Space City
by Monish Sai Lakamraju
Age 14, 8th Grade, Hyerabad, India

Description: Our space settlement LEVEN supports all technologies and human needs which are in par with the best and safest ways to live a better and sound life in space as we may face challenges and improve human methods of living in space. LEVEN is a structure in space for more inhabitants who will be working, earning and enjoying too. It would be the best environment to live and have a healthy, wealthy and prosperous life to stay and move in space. Tools Used: 3 ds max.

Special Commendation:
Ojas Urvi
Ojas Urvi
by Gowri Shankar Balaji Ponnada
Age 17, High School, Visakhapatnam, India

Description: This is design of our new space colony, which is the next alternate living place for the survival of human beings. Tools Used: 3Dmax, MAYA, coral, adobe photoshop.

Special Commendation:
As I Travel
As I Travel, Space Goes With Me
by Ambar Krystal
Age 16, 11th Grade, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Description: The artwork depicts NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden achieving Mars colonization. Tools Used: Bryunzeel color pencils, ink and paper.

Special Commendation:
Space Aviary
Space Aviary
by Vindya Malla
Age 15, 10th Grade, Visakhapatnam, India

Description: Birds in HEXIS. HEXIS is an Earth orbiting space settlement with a maximum capacity to accommodate a population of 12,000. It is also an entry to the NASA/NSS Space Settlement Design Contest 2015. This space settlement is a stepping stone to propagate the concept of space research. This picture depicts nature in the space settlement. Tools Used: Google SketchUp to create the 3D model of HEXIS and MS Paint for editing poster color for art work.

Special Commendation:
Skylab
Skylab
by Parinita Sharma
8th Grade, New Dehli, India

Description: An astronaut is going to repair the defective part of a satellite. Tools Used: Poster colors, crayons, pencil colors.

My World in Space
My World in Space
by Samyak Jain
Age 13, 7th Grade, Noida, India

Description: My painting includes an astronaut, an alien, a UFO, a moon on which they are standing, a planet, a standing space ship, and some twinkling stars in the sky. Tools Used: Microsoft Paint.

Luma
Luma
by Somnath M
Age 17, 11th Grade, New Delhi, India

Description: The setting of my drawing, Luma, refering to light, as in light guiding us to the future, depicts an astronaut in a futuristic space suit heading towards an unknown planet. That planet seemed as if it can exhibit life. The astronaut works for ISRO which is an Indian organization and I believe that all the young people of India will once make my painting come to reality. Tools Used: My artwork is made using poster colors with a base coating and pencil shading after that to give it a more realistic and deep effect. I used oil pastels and water colors also for the planet. The stars in the background are made using a technique called spray painting.

Frontiers of the Universe
Frontiers of the Universe
by Tanmay Pharlia
Age 14, 10th Grade, New Delhi, India

Description: An orbital space settlement. Space exploration will boldly go through unexplained regions of space. Based on a painting for NASA by Rick Guidice. Tools Used: Water colors.

Satellite at Mars
Satellite at Mars
by Kush Pathak
Age 14, 9th Grade, New Delhi, India

Description: A satellite in orbit around Mars. Space exploration will boldly go through unexplained regions of space. Tools Used: Crayons.

Life in Space
Life in Space
by Prasun Chowdhary
Age 16, 9th Grade, New Delhi, India

Description: A self contained isolated space settlement. Based on a painting for NASA by Rick Guidice. Tools Used: Poster colors.

Arwen
Arwen Expandable Space Settlement
by Cristian-Alexandru Dragomir
Age 18, 12th Grade, Voluntari, Romania

Description: The picture shows the Arwen Settlement in its orbit in L4. Arwen also won the Grade 10 First Prize in the 2013 Space Settlement competition. Tools Used: Autodesk 3DS Max 2012 was used to create and render the scene (planets and settlement) and then Photoshop CS5 was used to apply filters, set up the lighting effects, draw stars for the background, and correct the image.

Giving Life
Giving Life to a Dead Planet
by Mishika Sharma
Age 13, 8th Grade, Gurgoan, India

Description: This composition shows life enabled on a dead planet. The house is settled as to enable oxygen to be formed as oxygen is not available on the planet so a plant is growing in a bubble which has oxygen in it. Tools Used: Water Colors.

Tell Me
Tell Me There Is a Heaven
by Disha Purwar
Age 16, 12th Grade, Gurgoan, India

Description: In my painting the beautiful red planet has life and clean atmosphere and fresh water. Tools Used: Poster Colors, brushes, knife and sponge.

Alien Friends
Aliens - Our Distant Friends
by Mitali Gupta
Age 13, 9th Grade, Gurgaon, India

Description: I believe aliens are our distant friends who are more or less like humans. They may live in a different environment, eat different food, speak a different language, but their feelings are not different from us. My painting depicts a normal day on an alien planet. It shows the children enjoying their day out in the park. Just like humans, alien parents are returning home after the day's work in their space-ships. The natural satellite in the sky adds beauty to the night sky. Tools Used: Poster colors.

Life in HEXIS
Life in HEXIS
By Satya Deepya Malla
Age 16, 11th Grade, Visakhapatnam, India

Description: HEXIS is an Earth orbiting space settlement with a maximum capacity to accommodate a population of 12000. It is also an entry to the NASA/NSS Space Settlement Design Contest 2015. This space settlement is a stepping stone to propagate the concept of space research. This picture depicts the lifestyle of people in the space settlement. Tools Used: Google SketchUp to create the 3D model of HEXIS and MS Paint for editing.

HEXIS Exterior
HEXIS Exterior
by Vindya Malla
Age 15, 10th Grade, Visakhapatnam, India

Description: HEXIS is an Earth orbiting space settlement with a maximum capacity to accommodate a population of 12000. It is also an entry to the NASA/NSS Space Settlement Design Contest 2015. This space settlement is a stepping stone to propagate space research. This picture depicts the lifestyle of people in the space settlement. Tools Used: Google SketchUp to create the 3D model of HEXIS, Adobe Photoshop and MS Paint to insert the background and for editing.

Asteroid Colony
Asteroid Colony
by Ghinea Alex
Age 17, 11th Grade, Bucharest, Romania

Description: This artwork is a colony on an asteroid that will use the raw materials from it to sustain life on Earth and on a space settlement. This group of astronauts are working together to gather resources. Tools Used: Cinema4D and Photoshop for modeling the astronauts and creating the textures.

Instagramming
Instagramming All the Way to Space
by Kaushal Kapoor
Age 13, 7th Grade, Dehli, India

Description: One of the astronauts is working on some equipment and trying to fix it. The other one is clicking a photograph for Instagram. This is why I have titled it Instagramming all the way to space! Tools Used: Poster colors, oil pastels, pencil colors.

India Step to Space
India Step to Space
by Utkarsh Srivastava
Age 13, 6th Grade, Faridabad, India

Description: I am always excited to know about space. I wanted to show how the space shuttle was in my imagination which I reflected through my art. Tools Used: MS Paint.

Human Power
Human Power
by S Santosh Krishnan
Age 15, 10th Grade, Gurgaon, India

Description: This painting depicts human power and knowledge in settling space. The four different background colors represent the wide range of creativity arising from this knowledge and power. Humans are the only creatures on this Earth to know about space and space settlements. Nothing is impossible in human space settlement. Tools Used: Paper cutting of the human, paint brush, poster colors, acrylic colors and water.

Mighty Universe
Mighty Universe
by S Santosh Krishnan
Age 15, 10th Grade, Gurgaon, India

Description: This painting says that the universe is endless. The people on this Earth are finding an area of space to settle, but they have not realized the power they contain to survive anywhere in this universe with their will power and knowledge. The painting contains mainly three objects: Saturn, the Milky Way and the Sun. In this painting the Milky Way depicts the universe and way for humans on this Earth to survive. Tools Used: Cardboard, pencil, paint brush, acrylic colors, poster colors and water.

Living and Working in Space Settlements
Living and Working in Space Settlements
by Akanksha Singh
Age 15, 11th Grade, Jaspur, India

Description: I want to show in my paining that our future must be bright. Our technology is increasing day by day. In my painting I show that in our future robots will understand feelings and emotions and will help humans. Humans and robots will understand the value of plants, trees and the environment. And girls will have more freedom and they can do anything like dancing and girls will be ahead all the time and they will be on top. Tools Used: Water colors, pencil, sketch etc.

Yes We Can
Yes We Can
by Gunjika Kaushik
Age 13, 7th Grade, Gurgaon, India

Description: This painting is based on human settlements in space. In this painting I have shown a spacecraft which has come from Earth with the humans who are making their mission on space settlement successful. There are huge spherical structures in which plants are grown to maintain the balance of oxygen and other gases which makes it easier for human settlements. Communication service is provided by the towers. The other two structures are for the humans to rest in. Tools Used: A3 sheet, pencil, eraser, sketch pens, water colors, crayons.

SHE
SHE Space Settlement Exterior
by Aniketh Reddimi
Age 14, 8th Grade, Vijayawada, India

Description: The exterior view of our space settlement SHE. Tools Used: 3ds max, adobe photoshop.

SHE
SHE Space Settlement Interior
by Aniketh Reddimi
Age 14, 8th Grade, Vijayawada, India

Description: The interior view of our space settlement SHE. Tools Used: 3ds max, adobe photoshop.

Human Settlement on Mars
Human Settlement on Mars
by Sparsh Saxena
Age 13, 7th Grade, Greater Noida, India

Description: I made the surface of Mars on which I drew a few buildings to lay stress on the fact that human beings have settled on the planet Mars. Then, I drew planet Venus and planet Earth to give the feel that the planet I drew was really Mars. I also drew the Sun to authenticate that the planet I drew was of our Solar System. Tools Used: MS Paint.

Hyperion Interior
Hyperion Interior
by Riju Mathew
Age 13, 6th Grade, Trichy, India

Description: It's the road map of the settlement that shows all the areas in the settlement. Tools Used: Paper, color sketches and pencils.

Project Simera
Project Simera
by Aravind Balaji
Age 15, 8th Grade, Trichy, India

Description: It has seperate administrative, residential, storage areas. It uses solar panels. Tools Used: Paper of A4 size, color sticks, pencils and crayons.

Colony A
Colony A
by Sanya Gupta
Age 14, 9th Grade, New Delhi, India

Description: A space settlement with communications and dwellings. Tools Used: Poster colors.

Outer Sky 2020
Outer Sky 2020
by Agrim Srivastva
Age 14, 8th Grade, New Delhi, India

Description: The Outer Sky is inhabited by human astronauts with their own space capsules. Astro Agrim from Agrim CAP-I wants to hang out with friend Utkarsh in his Utkarsh CAP-II so he took a space walk to reach him. Tools Used: A3 size ivory sheet and poster colors.


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