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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-24-2019 12:00 AM     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 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
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posted 10-24-2019 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the finest program insignia I have seen officially from NASA in a very long time.

David C
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posted 10-24-2019 01:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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.

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posted 10-24-2019 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
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
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posted 10-24-2019 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seconded.

Robert Pearlman
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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.

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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
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posted 10-24-2019 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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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
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posted 10-24-2019 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, it's not just you. I noticed it too.

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