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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-26-2017 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As seen animated at the start of this video, here is NASA's new logo for Deep Space Exploration Systems.

oly
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posted 12-26-2017 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I appreciate many of the NASA and other space community logos and insignia and enjoy learning the facts behind the details in many designs however this particular logo fails to impress upon me how it represents deep space exploration.

I can see the reference within the colours and the shapes including a view of Earth and the moon from a distance however if I step back and look at this design it looks more like a fish.

dogcrew5369
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posted 12-27-2017 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Instead of space exploration, my first impression was Pokémon. I can thank my nephew for that. Not a patch I plan to buy.

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posted 12-28-2017 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have the NASA "meatball"... this struck me as the "volleyball."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-28-2017 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While NASA has a rich history of emblems filled with symbolism, I think it is refreshing to see one that is more abstract.

The logo does not restrict itself by the depiction of specific vehicles or hardware, such that it might have a longer use than past iterations. And though the moon and Mars are represented, this design could be applied to other destinations as well.

David C
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posted 12-28-2017 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oly:
...however if I step back and look at this design it looks more like a fish.
I'd almost gotten to like the design until I read you're comment. Then I saw the fish. Now I can't "unsee" it.

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