NASA's New Retro Travel Posters Make Us Want to Go Visit an Exoplanet

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Have you squared away all your summer vacation plans, yet? Why not a trip to this dark, airless—yet, still a little glamorous—outer world, as per the suggestion of NASA’s Travel Bureau?

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NASA JPL’s Exoplanet Travel Bureau—which has never let the fact that it doesn’t actually exist stand in the way of spreading the good word about space vacations—started making retro-inspired travel posters for exoplanets this winter (the results of which you can see below).

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Now they’ve gotten back into it with this striking, and surprisingly dance-y, look at the travel possibilities of Exoplanet PSO J318.5-22. Exoplanet PSO J318.5-22 was only discovered two years ago, but that was plenty of time to impress scientists with just how weird it was, floating seemingly alone, orbiting no star at all.

The art on its travel poster is, just like the earlier ones, a callback to the retro-futuristic art of the ‘60s and ‘70s, but of particular note in this latest one is the overlap with vintage movie posters. Everything—from the background spaceship art, to the monochromatic color scheme, to NASA’s take on astro-formalwear—suggests a noir-space epic that is perhaps a little gloomily romantic, yet ominous, like a mashup between Casablanca and Pitch Black.

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That’s right folks, NASA is now 100% funded through merchandising.