The US space agency NASA has just released a series of retro-style recruitment posters as part of their ‘Be a Martian’ campaign. First commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Centre, these retro posters feature promotions for jobs on the red planet to give a glimpse of what could soon be to come.
WE NEED YOU We need many things for our Journey To Mars, but one key piece is YOU!
ASSEMBLY REQUIRED TO BUILD OUR FUTURE ON MARS AND ITS MOONS 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.
TECHNICIANS WANTED TO 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.
TEACH ON MARS AND ITS MOONS 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!
SURVEYORS WANTED TO EXPLORE MARS AND ITS MOONS 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 with humans one day too.
FARMERS WANTED FOR SURVIVAL 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.
WORK THE NIGHT SHIFT ON MARTIAN MOON 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 in one day!
EXPLORERS WANTED ON THE 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.
All these posters are free for use and can be downloaded on NASA’s website here