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Check Out These Retro-Style NASA Space Travel Posters

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Interplanetary space travel is still at least a few decades away, but NASA has already sold us on galactic tourism with this beautiful set of retro-style posters.

Pasadena's own Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a rather handsome set of 14 posters that sell the possibility of such travel, with familiar locales such as Mars and our own planet, and far flung reaches like 51 Pegasi b and Kepler-16b, which has twin suns like Star Wars' Tatooine. And while we can only speculate how visiting such places would go, it's fun to see whimsical jaunts on the posters like skydiving onto HD 40307g and taking a hot air balloon on Jupiter.

The posters were designed by The Studio at JPL (JPL has an in-house design team—who knew?) and were clearly modeled on the iconic WPA National Park posters.

The best part of all? The Visions of the Future set is available for free as high-quality files that you can download and make your own posters and prints. JPL says they'll be available for sale from their online store, but at the moment only three sets of postcards are available.