I like this painting but I also find it a bit uncomfortable to look at. There is something a bit imposing about the buildings on the left hand side. I guess it’s due to the shadowing but I do feel that the building is perhaps a little too visually dominant. However, that aside, overall I think you’ve done a really good job. I like your graphic illustrative style, with your strong use of outlining and bold colouring. I also really like the way you chose such a bright orange for your astronauts, and put that against a far more muted context, with just the red ribbons matching the tones in intensity. I really like that balance of colour.
But what I like best about the image is the way I see interesting details in the image which appear to contradict your story about it being a secular society, because I see what look like a number of religious figures in the image. This is rather cleverly done, because I only noticed this on closer inspection. At a glance, it appears to be a random crowd, and yet when you look closely, you see that each figure is individually done, many of them wearing different traditional costumes from different cultures. I think you did a really great job with that.