Item #: SPA02024-46333
This is an artist's concept depicting a possible scene of astronauts walking on Mars during a dust storm. The artwork was part of a NASA new initiatives study which surveyed possible future manned planetary expeditionary activity. Scientists and researchers involved in the study, realizing that a hostile environment will confront long-distance space travellers, note the requirement of highly specialized technologies and systems, e.g., the durable type suits, depicted here, for protection against the dust storm. This painting was done by Paul DiMare. (NASA Media Archives).