Chesley Bonestell

Born in 1888, Chesley Bonestell was an American illustrator that can safely be described as the grandfather of modern science-fiction artwork and design. His visualisations thoroughly influenced early science-fiction film (such as George Pal), and inspired a generation of engineers that would go on to develop the Apollo Lunar Exploration Program. Many of his designs were visualisations of the vehicles envisaged by Werner Von Braun and his team of ex-Nazi aerospace engineers, so these vehicles are actualy the unrealized ambitions of the Third Reich. Amazing.