NASA’s latest posters are designed to appeal to future Mars pioneers
The recruitment-style posters show astronauts carrying out a number of different activities on the red planet. Building on the popularity of its vintage extraterrestrial travel posters, NASA has unveiled a set of stunning designs aimed at future explorers of Mars .
One shows a plucky astronaut climbing down Vallis Marineris – the solar system’s largest canyon – while another invites would-be explorers to work the night shift mining for resources on the Martian moon Phobos.
The colourful 30 x 48-inch prints also appeal for technicians to ‘engineer our future on Mars’ by repairing vital equipment and even setting up an outpost on one of the Martian moons.
The posters also put in requests for farmers, surveyors and teachers to help build a future human colony on Mars while one military-style poster simply features a pointing astronaut and the words “we need you”.
The American space agency originally commissioned the posters back in 2009 for an exhibit at Kennedy Space Center and has now made full-size versions available to download for free .
NASA previously showcased a series of striking retro-styled space tourism posters featuring Venus and Jupiter along with recently discovered exoplonets like Kepler-186f.