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Fly Me to the Moon: NASA’s Space Tourism Posters

What would you say to a weekend getaway on Venus? Or a grand tour of Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune? Perhaps a trip to the geysers of Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn, to shake off the monotony of life on Earth? Contemplating interplanetary space travel might seem like wishful thinking (for now), but that hasn’t stopped NASA’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau from creating a clutch of snazzy travel posters to whet our appetites. To celebrate the anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, we rounded up their beautiful advertisement.

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Broaden your horizons, urges NASA, and set your sights on Jupiter. Or Europa, one of its many moons. Or Ceres, a dwarf planet with a big heart—icy moons, mind-blowing auroras, what’s not to love? Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Things can get pretty strange on HD40307g and Kepler 16b, where temperatures can drop to -78.5°C, and even your shadow has company. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

The 14 posters—a mix of vintage and modern—were created by a team that works closely with NASA scientists and researchers to ensure authenticity. Visual strategist Dan Goods told CNN, “It was really important to us that we worked with the technical community to make sure what we were showing could someday happen.” They’ve certainly got us itching for space suits.

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We’ve seen photos of Saturn’s gorgeous rings in our school textbooks, but what about its moons, Titan and Enceladus? Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Not much is known about Kepler 186f or PSO J318.5-22—except of course, their roaring nightlife scene. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Lest we forget our home planet, Earth is pretty awesome, too. But so is Venus. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Published on National Geographic Traveller India – February 2016

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