NASA folks are big on inspiring us mortals, so they've released a series of mock recruitment posters to entice would-be space explorers with visions of hoped-for future voyages to Mars.
NASA has big plans for Martian exploration, with a spacecraft set to blast off for an unmanned mission paving the way, and they want to inspire you with their goal of sending humans to Mars in the next 20 to 30 years.
The space travel posters, originally created for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center's Visitor's Complex in 2009, have been released as online downloads.
Journey to Mars
Hike the solar system's largest canyon, Valles Marineris on Mars, where you can catch blue sunsets in the twilight, and see the two moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos) in the night sky.
Work the night shift on Phobos
Night owls welcome! If you lived on Mars' moon Phobos, you'd have an office with a view, mining for resources with Mars in the night sky. Settlers below on Mars would see Phobos rise and set not once, but twice a day.
Surveyors to explore Mars
Have you ever asked the question, what is out there? So have we! That curiosity leads us to explore new places like Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos. Just what lies beyond the next valley, canyon, crater, or hill is something we want to discover with rovers and someday with humans explorers, too.
Farmers wanted on Mars
Got a green thumb? This one's for you! In space, you can grow tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and radishes just like you would find in your summer garden. New ways of growing fresh food will be needed to keep brave explorers alive far from Earth.
Teach on Mars
Learning is out of this world! Learning can take you places you've never dreamed of, including Mars and its two moons, Phobos and Deimos. No matter where we live, we can always learn something new, especially with teacher-heroes who guide us on our path, daring us to dream and grow!
Engineer our future on Mars
People with special talents will always be in demand for our journey to Mars. Whether repairing an antenna in the extreme environment of Mars, or setting up an outpost on the moon Phobos, having the skills and desire to dare mighty things is all you need.
Assembly required on Mars
Are you someone who can put things together, solving challenges to ensure survival? Dare to forge our future with space-age tools - build spaceships to carry us to Mars and back, and habitats to protect us while we're there.
To download posters: NASA