Science Fiction

dAlbertis Pan Am Space Clipper

“Pan American Space Clipper”-Color pencil.  Michael d’Albertis 1985

This color pencil piece depicts a setting imagined with  a Pan American Space Clipper space shuttle similar to the one from the movie, 2001: A Space Oddyssey.  The spacecraft has landed and the passengers  have debarked.

The Space Clipper now awaits movement to a refurbishment facility to prepare for a future flight.  While this shuttle’s transport mission is complete, another Space Clipper transport mission is being launched.

 

dAlbertis Orion Shuttle1

“Space Clipper Orion Passing the Terminator”-Ink stippling.  Michael A. d’Albertis 1993

Another depiction of the Space Clipper that has been updated without the Pan American markings.  The orbit takes the spacecraft across the region from sunlight to darkness which is referred to as the “terminator”. The spacecraft remains in darkness  until it reaches the position in orbit where it emerges into the sunlit area again.

 

“Enterprise and Botany Bay”-Ink stippling.  Michael A. d’Albertis 1985

“Enterprise A”-Ink stippling.  Michael A. d’Albertis 1992

“Enterprise B”-Ink stippling.  Michael A. d’Albertis 1993

“Enterprise C”- Ink stippling.  Michael A. d’Albertis 1993

“Enterprise D”-Ink stippling.  Michael A. d’Albertis 1993