Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters

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Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Be an explorer!"

-  Found on this NASA page.


In 2009 - the year Mac Tonnies took his own solo mission into the aether - NASA apparently commissioned a number of Mars recruitment posters. Who knew?

Well, now we all do.

Because, just in time (and not a moment too soon), NASA decided to share them with us. I took the liberty of downloading a few more below, but to enjoy the full effect, I suggest you head on over to the NASA page. As "the man" says: "be an explorer!" ;-)

In a related story:
You can eat vegetables from Mars, say scientists after crop experiment

Sigh... don't you just wish the posters applied to us older "explorers" in the here and now... and that a certain someone could see them?


  1. These are great. I wonder why they didn't get broader circulation. This is the first time I've seen them.

    1. Good question... especially since they were created over 7 years ago... which in internet years is a long time!