Poster Boys (and Girls)
Astronauts show a lighter side in their unofficial crew posters.
- By Rebecca Maksel
- AirSpaceMag.com, July 08, 2011
Courtesy Sean Collins, Amy Gish, and NASA.
The other members of Collins’ graphics team get to design posters as well. Amy Gish, a former contractor at Johnson who is finishing her graduate degree in speech-language pathology, designed this 2009 parody for the crew of STS-119. The 2008 blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was her inspiration. “The original design of the Indiana Jones poster showed the characters in different sizes,” says Gish, “but it was important to the crew that nobody be singled out. They all wanted to be part of the team, so they all wanted to be the same size. So it kind of got away from the original poster design.”
Clockwise from lower left: Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, John Phillips, Steve Swanson, Lee Archambault, Tony Antonelli, Joe Acaba, and Ricky Arnold.