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NASA highlights woman on the moon with new Artemis program art
NASA has put a woman on the moon to represent its effort to land the first American woman on the moon.
The space agency on Wednesday (Oct. 23) revealed new artwork symbolizing its Artemis program to send the first humans to the moon since the Apollo astronauts 50 years ago. In Greek mythology, the goddess of the moon, Artemis, was the twin sister of Apollo.
|Liembo||This is the finest program insignia I have seen officially from NASA in a very long time. |
|David C||It's a very good design. However, I'm not totally on board with turning the whole program and insignia into some divisive PC "battle of the sexes" thing. Space exploration is far more important than that. Personally I'd have preferred something abstract like the Apollo insignia was, but more inspirational.|
Originally posted by Liembo:
This is the finest program insignia I have seen officially from NASA in a very long time.
I agree 100%!
|Paul J. Brennan||Seconded. |
|Robert Pearlman||Some additional details about this artwork, via a conversation with its design lead at NASA Headquarters: |
- This art is intended as a secondary mark or design in support of the Artemis program logo; it will compliment the logo but is not intended for formal use.
- The official color treatment is as seen above. The silver is drawn from the use of silver in Artemis mythology and the blue from the pursuit of the water ice on the moon.
|p51||Am I not alone in wondering why the huge push to make it known that a woman will be in the next crew to land on the moon? They haven't picked any crew that I'm aware of. It smacks of political moves or a PR scheme for funding on NASA's part.|
Of course a woman astronaut among the current serving ones could land on the moon, but the idea that the die has been set for demographics alone, that doesn't set well with me.
|Paul J. Brennan||It is both political and inspirational. No woman has yet been to the moon, so it is something new. But, it also helps with the recruitment of new female engineers, astronauts and the like. It's not a bad thing, but anytime you're talking about public funding being tied to successful outcomes, playing to specific interests is both smart and necessary. |
I have chosen to follow all accomplishments, by all humans/nations representing our planet. Perhaps that is the sentiment of others on these boards? And while we look at space as the challenge to be overcome, there are human realities that must be dealt with in any endeavor.
|QuiGon Grin||It's probably just me, but when I first looked at the logo, I immediately saw Princess Leia with her "star puff" (the curve of the moon that the rocket vector is heading toward) hairdo from A New Hope. |
|randy||No, it's not just you. I noticed it too. |
|Kevin T. Randall||Today AB Emblem have listed on their website a redesigned printed 4" diameter Artemis Woman On The Moon commemorative patch with the SKU design number 437531. The date code is 11/21 40 is confirmed.|
The only embroidered part of this patch is in white and the merrowed border.
|Liembo||The white silhouette is also embroidered. |
|Kevin T. Randall||My eyes are not so good these days, it still looks to me like a printed white silhouette. I shall have to wait until I have the patch in hand to confirm this?|
|Liembo||This isn't their first version of this design. They have another without a merrowed border, available since at least August 2021. |
|Kevin T. Randall||Liem dose the patch attached to the Space Emblems sales card without the merrowed white border have an embedded label on it? If it dose, is the SKU patch design number 437531?|
|Liembo||I believe it's 426000, but patch has no label on the back. The patch is 3.5" in diameter and the white components of the silhouette are embroidered on this version, so I presume they are on the new, merrowed edge version. The moon is a hybrid embroidery under dye-sublimation process. |
|Liembo||SKU 437531 has date code 11/21 40. The older 3 3/4" version has no embedded label. |
|davidcwagner||Who was the artist for this patch?|
Would like to purchase larger diameter prints if available.
This is the most gorgeous space patch ever.
Find new info such as Earth launch point at bottom left connected by white arc (bow) to moon at left bottom.
Artemis was the goddess of the hunt and the goddess of bows. The arcs represent bows as well as rocket trajectory and a crescent moon.
|Robert Pearlman||Paul Wizikowski, who served as former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s video production advisor, was the design lead for this artwork (and the development of the Artemis brand). In a 2019 email, he said that "our design team built this Woman on the Moon image at the same time we were building the Artemis art direction."|