NASA is a high-tech space agency but even astronauts and engineers need to cut loose with some wild mission posters. Take a look at some of the wildest…Read More »
mission posters by NASA astronauts and their crewmates in this gallery. HERE: If you're on a mission to the International Space Station (Expedition 21), you can't go wrong with a reference to the famed outer space TV series Star Trek as the crew did here (though to Enterprise, of all the ones to choose). Less «
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Expedition 45 'Star Wars' Crew Poster
The official crew poster for the International Space Station's 45th expedition pays tribute to Disney/Lucasfilm's Star Wars. The poster, which includes…Read More »
the first one-year crew to the space station, dresses the six astronauts and cosmonauts as Jedi Knights. Read the Full Story. Less «
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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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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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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First Beagle on the Moon
This famous comic-strip dog needs no introduction. Longtime fans of NASA will remember that he provided the nickname for the Apollo 10 lunar module. Good grief! (Hint: It’s Snoopy.)
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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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Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.