Sometimes we get a little excited about things on the MAL backchannel, where we all use as a nerdy playground full of of resources, links, and gifs. So last week when NASA released these awesome new posters, there was some squeeing.
From: Jim, along with the original link
NASA wants Mars explorers, cool posters, and to remind people to look up.
Yay, they’re wearing spacesuits this time, rather than being awkwardly gendered like one of the previous rounds!
Love the illustration style.
From: Jim, replying to Emily
I wondered about that. I don’t remember the last round, but spacesuits seems like the best idea for this. Who’s in that spacesuit? What do they look like? They look like YOU. NASA wants YOU to explore the goddamn universe.
“NASA wants YOU to explore the goddamn universe. ” Now I want *this* on a poster. And on a t-shirt.
YESSSSS, me too.
Since it’s “hurry up and wait” day at the pixel mines…
Heh. I want to produce that video.
“And I saw the news. There are bombings. Hunger. It isn’t just kids at school, is it? This whole world sucks, doesn’t it Julie?”
Julie laughs. “There are plenty of problems. Everyone has to count on each other to stay alive every minute of every day.” She kneels, looking up with him. “Hamza, no matter where you are, you’re not nothing. But out there you’re extraordinary. You’re needed. You’ll write our name in the stars.”
“Will I get new shoes?”
Beth, this is my new favorite thing!
I’m so excited by these I need to reinforce my bra cups.
Also, Beth, your poster is amazing. Do want.
Awesome! Please post that!
And thus, here we are… far be it from me to ignore a polite request from the boss. Enjoy!