Richard Michael Sternbach (born in 1951 in Bridgeport Connecticut) is an illustrator who is best known for his space illustrations and his work on the Star Trek television series. He has been a space and sci-fi artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project. He is a founding member and Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), which was formed in 1981. He has written and illustrated articles on orbital transfer vehicles and interstellar flight for Science Digest. Beginning in the late 1970s Rick added film and television illustration and special effects to his background, with productions like "Star Trek: The Motion Picture", "The Last Starfighter", "Future Flight", and "Cosmos", for which he and other members of the astronomical art team received an Emmy award, the first for visual effects. Rick Sternbach also twice received the coveted Hugo award for best professional science fiction artist, in 1977 and 1978.
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Official website: Rick Sternbach Studio
Internet Speculative Fiction Database: Rick Sternbach - Summary Bibliography
Rick Sternbach at Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference.
Wikipedia: Rick Sternbach
SebRT.com: Interview with Rick Sternbach. Published March 3rd, 2007.