Ordinary people are already starting to daydream about flying to Mars as NASA releases breathtaking “Visions of the Future” posters on their agency website. It is all part of their space tourism project and it includes a wide display of retro and innovative images which try to imagine what it would be like to live on other planets.
The campaign is called “Visions of the Future” and it was created by a few artists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory design studio. The idea originated some 13 years ago with a conversation between Dan Goods, Visual Strategist for NASA, and Director Charles Elachi.
Apparently, Dan Good wanted to know how he could contribute to the JPL division and it spiraled into what we now refer to as a space tourism campaign. It all became public in 2017 when the creators released the first three posters of the series and now this whole set is being called the “Exoplanet”.
The pictures embedded in the posters present in a colorful and cheerful way the possibilities of traveling outside our planet. One image, titled “Europa: Discover Life Under the Ice,” depicts the moon’s underwater world, while others show various surroundings which are very similar to Earth.
“Experience the Mighty Auroras of Jupiter” is another stunning image. It incorporates some mind-blowing visual techniques, creating the impression that you are already in a sci-fi movie, waiting to discover what is ahead of you.
Dan Goods now runs a team of six designers which are tasked with providing the agency with artistic design work and also helping engineers and researchers from JPL visualize their missions.
According to David Delgado, one of the designers, the team is passionate about collaborating with scientists in order to explore new and exciting connections and to advance whatever process they are working on.
As the designers are big fans of the science fiction genre, it has become a surreal experience for them to be working with people who are actively exploring this field of work.
This entire campaign brings a different feel to the otherwise seriously perceived space agency. It leaves the impression of a more accessible and fun-oriented environment, which perhaps was the intention of the designers.
Even though space tourism is currently just a far-fetched notion, the posters suggest that NASA has plenty of room for creativity and New Age thinkers and embraces new ideas about the Universe surrounding us.
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