NASA is Giving Away Travel Posters – And They Are Awesome!

February 16, 2016 Katja Presnal

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NASA has traveled to places we can only dream about. Spa travel might not be close to reality for us regular people anytime soon, but NASA for sure helps us keeping the dream alive. Check out these new travel posters from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and even print out these posters with planetary art in the form of futuristic space tourism posters. The posters are available free for downloading and printing at:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

The posters are the brainchild of The Studio at JPL, a design and strategy team that works with JPL scientists and engineers to visualize and depict complex science and technology topics. Their work is used in designing space missions and in sharing the work of NASA/JPL with the public.

Here are a few just to get you excited:

earth poster by NASA

There’s no place like home. Warm, wet and with an atmosphere that’s just right, Earth is the only place we know of with life – and lots of it. JPL’s Earth science missions monitor our home planet and how it’s changing so it can continue to provide a safe haven as we reach deeper into the cosmos.

europa poster by NASA

Astonishing geology and the potential to host the conditions for simple life make Jupiter’s moon Europa a fascinating destination for future exploration. Beneath its icy surface, Europa is believed to conceal a global ocean of salty liquid water twice the volume of Earth’s oceans. Tugging and flexing from Jupiter’s gravity generates enough heat to keep the ocean from freezing. On Earth, wherever we find water, we find life. What will NASA’s Europa mission find when it heads for this intriguing moon in the 2020s.

nightlife poster by NASA

Discovered in October 2013 using direct imaging, PSO J318.5-22 belongs to a special class of planets called rogue, or free-floating, planets. Wandering alone in the galaxy, they do not orbit a parent star. Not much is known about how these planets come to exist, but scientists theorize that they may be either failed stars or planets ejected from very young systems after an encounter with another planet. These rogue planets glow faintly from the heat of their formation. Once they cool down, they will be dancing in the dark.

grand_tour poster by NASA

NASA’s Voyager mission took advantage of a once-every-175-year alignment of the outer planets for a grand tour of the solar system. The twin spacecraft revealed details about Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – using each planet’s gravity to send them on to the next destination. Voyager set the stage for such ambitious orbiter missions as Galileo to Jupiter and Cassini to Saturn. Today both Voyager spacecraft continue to return valuable science from the far reaches of our solar system.

mars poster by NASA

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program seeks to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be a habitable world. Mission like Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Science Laboratory and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, among many others, have provided important information in understanding of the habitability of Mars. This poster imagines a future day when we have achieved our vision of human exploration of Mars and takes a nostalgic look back at the great imagined milestones of Mars exploration that will someday be celebrated as “historic sites.”

Get the downloadable versions and see them all at NASA.

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Katja Presnal shows how to live globally inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (2)

  1. Nancy

    Hei Katja,
    I have been exploring your site as I was searching for Finnish art posters. Any help you might give would be appreciated. I am looking for no cost/low cost posters to use to decorate the public areas of a non-profit, low income apartment for Senior’s in Sonoma. The Finnish American Home Association (FAHA) provides housing for Seniors and cultural activities for all. We are just going through a renovation and hoping to update the old posters which are so faded after 30 years…well, you can imagine. Hope you might help me get a lead. If not, have enjoyed exploring your site, but you do need to include FAHA on the travel to wine country, Sonoma. We even have some very basic overnight rooms for Finnish friends at a much lower cost than hotels in the area. And, yes, we have saunas!
    Interesting too, to read you are in N.S. – we are originally both from Canada. Any chance you would like to add to your “Discover the World”? portion??? We were in Mongolia last summer – and have great pictures too. Sorry I am not a instantgram’er…

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