NASA's Space Tourism Posters Imagine Holidays to Mars and Jupiter

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NASA's space tourism posters imagine a future in which vacations around the solar system are possible. NASA

NASA is “booking tours” for space travelers of the future, offering potential tourists the chance to imagine what a trip to Titan or a sojourn to Saturn might be like.

The “Visions of the Future” posters, designed within the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, build upon the “Exoplanet Travel Bureau” series published in 2015.

From the “mighty auroras” of Jupiter, to the “historic sights” of Mars, the retro-styled posters hint at NASA’s intentions to explore and colonize more parts of the solar system.

The poster series was unveiled on Tuesday in conjunction with NASA’s 2017 budget request. The proposed budget of $19 billion includes the continued development of 30 launch missions.

NASA space tourism poster grand tour NASA's 'Grand Tour' poster is inspired by the Voyager mission, which continues to return scientific information from the far reaches of the solar system. NASA

Mars tourism Nasa space rover Graphical depictions of the Mars Rover appear on NASA's Mars poster, which offers the chance to "visit historic sites". NASA

NASA space tourism poster earth There's no place like home. NASA's advert for Earth describes the planet as "your oasis in space, where the air is free and breathing is easy". NASA

Space tourism nasa venus JPL Venus is described in JPL's space tourism vision as the "best place in the solar system to watch the Mercury transit". NASA

space tourism ceres nasa jpl Ceres is the closest dwarf planet to the Sun. After being studied with telescopes for more than two centuries, Ceres became the first dwarf planet to be explored by a spacecraft, when NASA's Dawn probe arrived in orbit in March 2015. NASA

Jupiter space tourism NASA JPL The Jovian cloudscape of Jupiter is described by NASA as "the most spectacular light show in the solar system", hundreds of times more powerful than Earth's auroras. NASA

NASA space tourism JPL Enceladus The discovery of Enceladus' icy jets and their role in creating Saturn's E-ring was one of the major findings of the Cassini mission to Saturn. It is described in NASA's poster as "home of 'cold faithful'". NASA

titan nasa space tourism moon Titan, Saturn's largest moon has a surface shaped by rivers and lakes of liquid ethane and methane. Tourist boats of the future would need to be insulated well against the -150 degree Celsius liquid. NASA

NASA europa space tourism jpl Astonishing geology and the potential to host the conditions for simple life make Jupiter's moon Europa a fascinating destination for future exploration. NASA

nasa tourism holiday mars space While there is much debate over which exoplanet discovery is considered the "first," one stands out from the rest: 51 Pegasi b. Its proximity to the Sun would probably make it impossible for humans to ever visit. NASA

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