'Vacationauts': Space Tourism Posters for the Final Frontier (Gallery)

Be a Vacationaut


Space Florida's new multimedia space tourism campaign, WeAreGo FL, aims to turn Florida's vacationers into "Vacationauts" by encouraging people to visit space-related attractions and watch rocket launches while visiting Florida's east coast. In this vintage-style Vacationauts poster, an astronaut sunbathes on the beach. Read our full story on the Vacationauts campaign here.

Make Space Part of Your Epic Florida Vacation


A fully-suited astronaut helps kids on the beach build a sand castle in this advertisement from the Vacationauts space tourism campaign, which encourages Florida's tourists to make space adventures a part of their vacation plans.

Unforgettable Moments Are Go for Launch in Florida


What's more romantic than long walks on the beach? A rocket launch on the beach! The We Are Go Vacationauts campaign encourages Florida's vacationers to go see a rocket launch at the beach.

Everything Going Up is Going Down in Florida.


A family watches a rocket launch from the beach in this advertisement from Space Florida's Vacationauts campaign. The campaign's "We Are Go" app includes a map with good beach viewing spots for local rocket launches.

Come for the Sun. Stay for the Space.


A limited-edition poster from Florida's space tourism campaign, Vacationauts. Space Florida wants people who visit "the sunshine state" to consider watching a rocket launch from the beach while on vacation.

Space! It's Closer Than You Think.


A limited-edition poster from the space tourism campaign, Vacationauts, which encourages people who visit Florida to incorporate space adventures into their vacation plans.

Out-of-This-World Excitement!


Limited-edition, vintage-style posters from Florida's space tourism campaign, Vacationauts, mimics the style of 1960s travel advertisements.

Vintage Vacationaut Posters


Vacationaut poster images will be available for download in high-resolution for free at WeAreGoFL.com beginning in mid-October.

Vacationaut Retro Lunch Box


This exclusive Vacationaut lunch box comes with everything you need to get started with the multimedia Vacationaut experience. The campaign will give away a limited number of these via social media during the first few months of its launch date (Sept. 23).

Vacationaut Special Mission Kit


The Vacationauts mission starter kit comes with a vintage-style metal lunch box, a booklet, four postcards, astronaut ice cream (freeze-dried Neapolitan flavored), a Vacationaut pin, one mission badge, a sticker and a pen.

Vacationaut Patch Giveaway


The Vacationaut campaign is planning giveaways of special iron-on mission badges during the first few months following the campaign's launch in September.

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Hanneke Weitering
Contributing expert

Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at FutureFlight.aero and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at Space.com. As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.