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Sci-Fi to Snoopy: NASA's Coolest Mission Posters (Photos)

On (the Shuttle) Deck

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The Houston Astros and their namesake astronauts combine as naturally as peanuts and crackerjacks in this tribute to America's national pastime for the STS-132 mission poster. This mission is due to launch in Summer 2010, as one of NASA’s final three shut

First Beagle on the Moon

NASA

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.)

11. What's So Funny About Peace, Globes, and the Moon Landing?

NASA

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 was also produced.) The logo has an odd nickname too. Some call it a "meatball."

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