Interstellar spaceship arriving at an alien Solar System trillions of miles away
6,250 times as great as the distance from Earth to Pluto. To make such astronomical differences comprehensible we can say that the difference between these two distances is like the difference between the circumference of Earth (25,000 miles) and 4 miles.
Conquering the Sun’s Empire Frederick I. Ordway, III and Ronald C. Wakeford
I’m pretty sure the top piece is by North American master illustrator M. Alvarez because he/she signed it. I think the bottom is by the same hand. What are we looking at? It’s a space station, but you knew that. You now know as much as I do. Parked here only because it shares the same page in Flying the Space Shuttles as the 1982 concept by Ted Brown I shared earlier.
Flying the Space Shuttles Don Dwiggins Dodd, Mead & Co., 1985