Astro-naught by Spikerama

With the global economy caught in the gravity of the financial crisis, it’s sad that programs like the Constellation Project will have a long wait before anything truly gets off the ground.

NASA’s Constellation Project is set up to finish the International Space Station, retire the Shuttle Fleet and build a whole new fleet of space vehicles which will take us back to the Moon, then Mars and then the places beyond.

But with Congressional limitations and funding cutbacks due to the financial crisis, as well as being stuck with a complicated and restrictive “go as you pay” finance structure it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing any groundbreaking manned space flights in the naughties.

This image represents a fleeting memory of a childhood dream to see man explore our planets and then the stars beyond and it’s one of the few things as a child I looked up to America for.

The universe is a big place and we’re yet to make it out of our solar system but without programs like the Constellation Project, man may never ever get to make another giant leap.



  • Vulcan Spark Studios
    Vulcan Spark S...about 6 years ago

    nice work man

  • Thanks V-Spark

    – Spikerama

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 6 years ago

    you want to be a space man Spike??

  • Don’t know about spaceman but reach for the stars most certainly.

    – Spikerama

  • dweeja
    dweejaabout 6 years ago

    Great work, my friend. Perfect name and back-story.

    So little imagery these days has an idea behind it, you really think things through!

  • Thanks Dweeja. I’m glad you get that much out of it.

    – Spikerama

  • zoe trap
    zoe trapalmost 6 years ago

    yes, yes, and yes! I wanna go to the stars too…so much money being wasted by f wits in power, when sooooo much good, forward thinking stuff could be done instead (like feeding the starving masses, finding clean energy solutions, manning space stations and finding new planets to colonize, cos god knows we’re running out of space here!)…i like the way u think, and create

  • Thanks Zoe. Sorry took so long to reply. Been off for a while but back now.

    – Spikerama

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