19 Apr Vlad Muresan won the Grand Prize at the NASA Space Settlement Design Contest!



On behalf of Miss Dorina-Anca Girbovan, Teacher of Science:


We are pleased to announce that Vlad Muresan won the Grand Prize of the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement International Student Art Contest (2017) organized by the National Space Society (NSS), USA in collaboration with NASA. They looked for the students – artists to create ORIGINAL illustrations for the NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement. Transylvania College was represented by Vlad Muresan, alumni of our school, whose artwork REALISTICALLY illustrated “People Living and Working in Space Settlements”.

We want to mention that Vlad won the Grand Prize of 2014 Bill Bryson competition held by the Royal Society of Chemistry from UK with “ The Neoteric Vetruvian’s Arm”.

His entry “ Transportation Logistics on Mars” depicted a moment in which astronauts create transportation systems for travelling the distance between the Red Planet and Earth. He wanted to convey a feeling of innovative creativity of the space equipment, all these objects being placed in a surreal-like environment. The painting was created in acrylic colours.


He will receive:

  • Publication on the cover of the National Space Society magazine, Ad Astra
  • An award certificate at the annual International Space Development Conference
  • Complimentary registration to the 2017 International Space Development Conference in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1 year complimentary membership in the National Space Society, including a subscription to Ad Astra magazine
  • 5 complimentary copies of the Ad Astra magazine the art work is featured on
  • Publication in a future National Space Society Space Settlement Calendar, including being a finalist for the cover art for such calendar
  • 5 complimentary copies of any future Space Settlement Calendar featuring the work
  • Publication on the NSS website “Winner’s Gallery” for this contest
  • Possible publication in the various forms of web, banners, posters, brochures, and/or other NSS Roadmap to Space Settlement publications


I was honoured to have Vlad as one of my students and to coordinate him on this contest. Congratulations, Vlad!


More info here: http://www.nss.org/settlement/calendar/roadmap/2017/gallery.htm

Marius Bulia


Marius Bulia


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