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NASA Teases Space Tourism with Retro Travel Advertisements

| 15 Feb 2016 15:00

"You're now free to move about the galaxy."

The California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has produced an awesome series of forward-looking travel advertisements. The poster-sized images depict possible travel destinations including 51 Pegasi b (the first exoplanet found to orbit a sun-like star) and rogue planet PSO J318.5-22, along with more familiar, "local" bodies like Jupiter and its moon Europa.

The promotional images are part of a 20th anniversary celebration for NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program, which also features a "travel bureau" website with some fun interactive stuff for the kids.

Me? I'm packing a bag for a trip to Saturn's moon Enceladus and those ice jets. Sure, it's a bag built to hold an urn containing my ashes, as it's nearly certain I won't be getting to space in my lifetime, but it's mostly packed. Let me know when the ship is leaving, NASA.

Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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