The Exploration of Mars


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Inventory Number


Physical Description

The exploration of Mars; pre-space age interpretation-seven men with blue space suits and tanks resembling diving tanks climb on Martian rocks; two rockets, four small men and a dome in the valley below.

Credit Line

Gift of William C. Estler

Country of Origin

United States of America


Painting, oil on board


  • 2-D - In Frame (H x W x D): 48.3 x 83.8cm (19 x 33 in.)
  • 2-D - Unframed (H x W): 36.5 x 71.1cm (14 3/8 in. x 28 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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