Figure 1. One design for future space city.
As I mentioned before, science is not the only thing that sparked by the space race, art works also take giant leap due to the rising space topic in daily life. A great example would be one of the most classic sci-fi movie--Star Wars. Of course, there are many other great movies and TV shows that related with space, and they are the result of this rapidly developing space industry.
Figure 2. Star Wars.
For me, space itself is a grand art work with so many things we still do not understand yet. As our science and technology advancing in the past few decades, people now are planning for Mars immigration and exploration outside our own solar system. There are many bold ideas including 'terraforming', which refers to alternating a planet's environment into earth-like condition though engineering approach.
Figure 3. Terraforming project design.
In general, space exploration not only helps on science and technology, but also gives a brand new art section that shows us infinite possible future for mankind in space.
Recommended video links:
"NASA's Groovy Concept Art for the Orbiting Cities of the Future." CityLab. Web. 28 May 2016.
"Space Station (A World of Difference)." Alternative History. Web. 28 May 2016.
"Nomad: Terraforming Mars- EVolo | Architecture Magazine." EVolo Architecture Magazine RSS. Web. 28 May 2016.
"Blog." Cinematic Snobs. 2014. Web. 28 May 2016.