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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 borg.com, 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.

P08-We-Need-You-NASA-Recruitment-Poster     P05-Teach-On-Mars-NASA-Recruitment-Poster

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

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grand_tour    Mars Tour NASA

Our all-time favorite retro poster art can be found in the classic Art Deco Works Progress Administration posters issued in the 1930s-1940s and discussed previously at borg.com here and here.  NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released fourteen posters that look to the designs of the past to create a vision of our future that might inspire young scientists to make that future happen.  As said by to NASA:

Imagination is our window into the future.  At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of new generations of innovators and explorers, these visions of the future can become a reality.  As you look through these images of imaginative travel destinations, remember that you can be an architect of the future.

NASA travelogue poster set

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory commissioned Seattle design firm Invisible Creature for a 2016 “Visions Of The Future” calendar that will be given to NASA staff, scientists, engineers, and government officials.  In conjunction with this release JPL released beautiful, high quality digital copies of each month’s artwork for free download, for anyone to use as wallpaper or to print as full-sized posters.

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