1970s Space Colony Concepts

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Space.com has a collection of awesome and highly optimistic renderings of space colonies, as seen from the 1970s. Can you imagine a fully-fledged farm in space? Now, this was post moon landing, and the sense of conquering space seemed more plausible than it does today. Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium features a floating space colony, called a Stanford Torus, circa 2154.

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

Psychedelic Space Station Concepts from the 70s Will Blow Your Mind

 

Images via NASA

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