They want YOU–NASA releases WWII-inspired recruitment posters

Mars Explorers Wanted bannerIt’s a series of WANTED posters only it’s you who NASA is after.  Originally commissioned for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex in 2009, NASA has released to the public a series of vibrant posters for printing and art display to get future astronauts and scientists fired up about sending humans to Mars.  Like the Art Deco Works Progress Administration-inspired posters NASA released in February that we discussed here at, these posters are inspired by WWII recruitment posters and reflect the NASA we all love–reaching out and giving some hope to dreamers everywhere.

Explorers wanted to journey to Mars.

One poster beckons us to hike the solar system’s largest canyon, Valles Marineris on Mars, where you can catch blue sunsets in the twilight, and see the two moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos) in the night sky.

Build our future on Mars and its moons.

Another wants the builders among us.  Are you someone who can put things together, solving challenges to ensure survival?  Dare to forge our future with space-age tools – build spaceships to carry us to Mars and back, and habitats to protect us while we’re there.

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Other posters seek out the next generation of farmers, teachers, surveyors, and technicians.

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Check out, and download for free, hi-res images of all the NASA posters at the NASA website here.

C.J. Bunce


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