A new series of retro-futuristic space travel posters from SpaceX is designed to seduce earthlings into a trip beyond the stars.
The posters, uploaded to Flickr on Friday by Elon Musk’s private space company, channel the classic charm of vintage travel posters for exotic earthly locations like San Francisco, Barcelona and Siam.
They evoke a pre-Space Age fascination with far-off destinations, places that fuel the imagination and remain slightly beyond the reach of the common man.
For these space travel posters, cheekily attributed to the Mars Colonization and Tourism Association, SpaceX highlighted three Martian locales:
- The Red Planet’s twin moons, Phobos and Deimos.
- The Valles Marineris (which is Latin for “Mariner Valleys”), a series of canyons named for the Mariner 9 Mars orbiter that discovered the area in the ’70s.
- Olympus Mons, a 16-mile-high volcano that NASA calls the largest in the solar system.
SpaceX‘s ultimate goal is to rocket humans to other planets. Will these types of fantastic images drive demand for the company’s rocket rides once its scientists and engineers make interplanetary travel a reality?
You can download high-resolution versions of the public-domain posters from the SpaceX Photos Flickr page. (Squint hard enough and you can see the SpaceX logo.)
Via: The Verge