You’ve seen the iconic recruitment poster created for the U.S. Army: Uncle Sam in his white top hat, bedecked with a blue banner of stars. “I want YOU for the U.S. Army,” it said. It was part of a series of as in a similar style that called the American people to action.
Now there’s a new set of posters using those iconic images to peak Americans’ interests. But it’s not the army this time – it’s NASA.
NASA released a series of the retro-style posters calling for teachers, scientists, farmers and explorers. It’s not for another moon mission, this time NASA has its sights set on a mysterious red planet. NASA’s new Journey to Mars campaign plans to have people on the planet by the 2030s. And, like the posters say, they want you.