This illustration was done for the Space Frontier Foundation in 2000. I served as the Foundation’s Creative Director from 1988 to 2008. This image was used for the Foundation’s The Watch, a NEO education project.
Peter Thorpe has worked as an illustrator and designer since 1976. Best know for his book cover work, he has designed and illustrated hundreds of covers for publishers including HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Warner Books, St. Martin’s Press, and Knopf Doubleday. He also served as the Creative Director of the Space Frontier Foundation from 1988 to 2008, and has a deep interest in space science, exploration and colonization. His rocket paintings, which differ from his commercial work, have become popular with the space community. Go to the artist's portfolio
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