This shuttle mission (STS-134) can't go wrong with a poster parodying a movie reboot of the 1960s cult hit "Star Trek."
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Jonesing For It
This poster for shuttle mission STS-119 invokes a swashbuckling archeologist and his search for a crystal skull. Does the shuttle crew hate snakes? More…Read More »
to the point, will Harrison Ford be back for the inevitable sequel? Less «
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6. Able to Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound
A comic book cover makes a fine setting for the launch of mission STS-121, NASA’s second return to flight mission. Vrooom! This mission launched in July 2006.
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On (the Shuttle) Deck
The Houston Astros and their namesake astronauts combine as naturally as peanuts and crackerjacks in this tribute to America's national pastime for the…Read More »
STS-132 mission poster. This mission is due to launch in Summer 2010, as one of NASA’s final three shut Less «
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An Ensemble Cast
A one-sheet for a star-studded sequel to a remake of a 1960 "Rat Pack" caper film Oceans Eleven gets the NASA treatment for STS-125, the last ever shuttle…Read More »
flight to the Hubble Space Telescope, which launched in May 2009. Less «
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9. Is This the Crew of the Nebuchadnezzar?
Fans of a particular futuristic science-fiction film series will recognize the significance of this poster for Expedition 16, a six-month mission to the…Read More »
International Space Station in 2007 (Astronaut Peggy Whitson (center) was commander. Where’s Keanu? Wh Less «
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Hey, Why Am I Mr. Pink?
The International Space Station’s Expedition 23 astronauts pick their signature colors in this mimicking of the poster for the film Reservoir Dogs. They…Read More »
don't call each other by colors in space though. Harvey Keitel is cringing right now. Less «
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11. What's So Funny About Peace, Globes, and the Moon Landing?
NASA sends you holiday greetings here with a look at the Earth, the moon, world peace and the agency’s logo. (Apparently a bumper sticker of this image…Read More »
was also produced.) The logo has an odd nickname too. Some call it a "meatball." Less «
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Are They Going to Blow Up an Asteroid?
STS-131 is slated to launch this spring to stock up the International Space Station, not to allow Bruce Willis to blow up an asteroid.
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