Saul Estrada created the below based on chapters of Pandora’s Star.
Digital Painting of Wilson Kime, NASA Captain-Pilot of the Ulysses, realizing his multi-billion dollar mission to Mars only purchased a second place prize. NASA lost the race to a couple surf geeks from California. This, for all intents and purposes, was the beginning of the Commonwealth. A day that should have been remembered forever as the day NASA put a man on Mars instead became the day spaceflight died and Compression Space Transport was born.
Digital Painting of the massive Verona CST Planetary station; The halfway point for Astronomer Dudley Bose as he travels to the frontier planet Tanyata, where he will once again observe the enclosure event of Dyson Alpha. Little does he know that his discovery is only the beginning of an extraordinary journey; one that will take him from his observatory to the far reaches of the Galaxy.
Images © Saul Estrada