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 as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. 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.