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

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 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


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 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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