NASA Brings Back ‘Worm’ Logo For Next Major Space Shuttle Mission
By Mikelle Leow, 03 Apr 2020
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To commemorate another milestone to come, NASA has dug up its old ‘worm’ logo for the upcoming crewed SpaceX mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The space agency stopped using the lettermark in 1992, deciding instead to go with the famous blue, red and white ‘meatball’ version for all of its branding. However, as the SpaceX mission will be the first operational manned expedition from US soil to the ISS since 2011, as well as SpaceX’s first operation crewed Dragon trip to the ISS, NASA decided to bring back the red logo and send it up to space, as well.
NASA excitedly announced on Thursday, “The worm is back!” and described that the “retro, modern, iconic” symbol “will fly once again, just in time to mark the return of human spaceflight on American rockets from American soil.”
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which will be taking astronauts to the ISS, has been emblazoned with the ‘worm’ to mark “a new, modern era of human spaceflight.”
NASA first adopted the ‘worm’ logo in 1975, as technology then made it difficult to reproduce or print the ‘meatball’, which has been around since the 1950s.
Retro. Modern. Iconic. That’s the worm. #TheWormIsBack— NASA (@NASA) April 2, 2020
Our beloved symbol of exploration will fly once again, just in time to mark the return of human spaceflight on American rockets from American soil: https://t.co/AKyJuby9if pic.twitter.com/NuvLttahod
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[via CNET, images via various sources]
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