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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-01-2018 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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NASA reveals logo for 50th anniversary of Apollo moon missions

NASA has taken "one small step" towards celebrating its history, while also promoting its next "giant leap."

The space agency on Friday (June 1) unveiled its logo for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Program. From October 2018 through December 2022, NASA will mark a half century since astronauts to journeyed the moon.

Robert Pearlman
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From NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Twitter:
NASA is getting ready to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Program that landed a dozen Americans on the moon! Tonight [June 1] we revealed the official anniversary logo. Check it out!

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posted 06-02-2018 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And that's all that the current 2018 NASA is capable of doing? What a pity!

Robert Pearlman
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The reaction to the logo on social media has ranged from it being horrendous to outstanding, and every step in between.

If there is an upside to the myriad of opinions, it is that the logo has inspired people to talk about the 50th anniversary and what it represents (or should represent), the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly...

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 06-03-2018 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally, I like it! Time to take the next step — onto Mars!

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posted 06-03-2018 03:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge would have done a much better job. Maybe you both have an alternate logo.

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A terrible design in my opinion. It does nothing to capture the historic significance of Apollo rather than attempting to think about Mars. We've been talking about Mars for the past 50 years... talking.

We should be highlighting Apollo and our remaining heroes, both the astronauts who made the journey and those who made it all happen.

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As much as I would personally prefer a purely history-focused logo, I can understand NASA's reasoning here.

The agency sometimes gets criticized for looking back instead of forward, and so releasing a logo that solely highlights its history could invite further scrutiny in that regard. With this approach, NASA nods to both its past and future.

We've already seen commemoratives created for the 50th anniversary and I am sure we will see more. This logo is not going to be the only design to represent Apollo at 50.

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I get the use of the stars from the original Apollo Program logo, I also get the image of the moon. What I don't get is the use of the curved graphic that resemble the view from LEO as drawn on the NASA 60th logo or the inclusion of Mars in the Apollo 50th anniversary. While a mission to Mars was one of the reasons put up to support the cancelation of Apollo, today's plans for Mars are not the continuation of the original plan because that plan has been shelved many times.

I think it is a long bow to draw to connect today's Mars mission plans with anything to do with Apollo, The people and tech have moved on and today's equipment is designed by a new generation.

I would much rather that the 50th anniversary logo reflected Apollo and see a revamped original logo. Mars is more suitable for a NASA 60th logo and looking forward. To me it looks like this logo has just thrown some graphics from the original, with some from the 60th, to come up with something that looks like an afterthought.

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I may be wrong but didn't today's engineers go back to the Apollo capsule for clues on how to connect the command and service modules? Looking at the umbilical connection was one I think.

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posted 06-05-2018 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SPACEFACTS:
Maybe you both have an alternate logo.
Thank you very much SPACEFACTS for your kind words. But lately I have no interest in drawing for NASA.

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