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NASA’s ‘Mars Explorers Wanted’ posters will set you packing for space

NASA needs you. And you. And that guy in the back, too.

They need us to go on one of the greatest, most daring enterprise man has ever undertaken. NASA wants to you to go to Mars — eventually! But it’s never too soon to start recruiting!

Adventure is guaranteed, survival is probable, the reception — currently terrible. But the new recruitment campaign the agency has put together will have you signing up with both hands. A mix of ole’Uncle Sam’s war magic, glorious NASA geekiness, and a dash of retro sci-fi, these posters are nothing short of epic. NASA always has the best stuff.

So check them out, tell all your friends, and go download them on NASA’s page.

All image credits NASA / KSC.

Check yourself (grammar wise) before you wreck yourself!

The Grammar Police can breathe a sigh of relief as the guys over at Pop Chart Lab have put together a poster to help them fight un-grammarness everywhere (keep fighting the good fight, brothers!).

 

With hand-drawn pictures of famous figures from movies, shows, literature and music,  this poster takes on particulars of interrogative pronouns, modal auxiliary verbs, and resulting copulas via the likes of Dumbledore, Rocky, and Michael J. Fox.

The characters help contextualize the sometimes ambiguous rules of grammar in a funny, catchy way. Whether to help with improving your English, your wall’s awesomeness level, or your standing amongst your more geeky friends, keep this poster handy. It’s well worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese space program posters

In a recent post I showed you some absolutely stunning Soviet space program posters, and guess what – we’re back with more space posters, only this time, it’s the other communist titan on the planet: China.

What is striking about these posters are the children; while the Soviets emphasized on the power of the people and their national heroes (Yuri Gagarin, most notably), the Chinese had a different approach. Why ? I have absolutely no idea.

After the USA and the USSR, China became the third nation to send a person into outer space, and this kind of propaganda was extremely beneficial for the communist regime, especially since space appeals to the immagination and dreams of people so much.

Furthermore, this kind of exploration and scientific advancements are seen as extremely effective methods to fight against the supersitious and religious behaviour, an important element in China.

The first Chinese man to walk into outer space was taikonaut Yang Liwei, who became an instant hero after this, having 10.2 million sets of commemorative stamps being issued in his honour.

Furthermore, in 2006 the Chinese started a woman astronaut selection program, with promising results.