Huge fans of @draplin
’s NASA work. ・・・
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: We got to make a poster for the Voyager 2 spacecraft, for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory! @nasajpl
Some time ago, I had one Joby Harris (Visual Strategist from @nasajpl
) reach out to me, and I freaked out, as I still had a slog of shows to complete on the fall tour. I finally got a chance to call him back, and on that call, he said Voyager 2 was getting ready to leave the heliosphere, (just like Voyager 1 did recently) and—GET THIS— they needed a logo and poster for it.
So we got to work and and collaborated on a poster and decal, and that’s what you are seeing here.
Working for JPL? For NASA? This is the stuff I’ve dreamed about my entire career. I still can’t quite express how honored I am to drop one little grain of sand into this incredible mission. I’m without words. So thankful.
I think about Carl Sagan. And Ed Stone. And that golden record. And extraterrestrial civilizations coming across the probes. And time. And space. And distances. And velocity. And gravitational sling shots. And science. And wonder. And humanity.
And I think about how the universe is expanding in EVERY direction, right this second. And that our little Voyager 2 just might go FOREVER the direction it’s heading. Does the universe have an edge? Cuz either it does, or it doesn’t. And if it does, what is outside the edge? And if it doesn’t…WOW. And, which one is more mind-blowing? That is real. Right now.
As these words go to print, Voyager 2 is 11,154,751,000-ish miles from Earth. 41 years in space. Since 1977. Whipping through the vacuum of space at 34,191 miles per hour. Four planets visited: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune.
This poster might become merch?! I’ve got plans for patches, decals, pins and who knows what. Stay tuned to the DDC site. For now, please go download it at “voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/downloads/“. Link in bio!
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