Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 3:46PM
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Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 3:46PM
Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters
Between Philae, Europa, Enceladus, Mars, and so on and so forth, excitement is rapidly growing among the masses for space exploration. Hopefully, someday in the future space tourism will be the norm, but for now, we'll have to sate ourselves with these truly remarkable space tourism posters.

Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



The above posters, advertising Enceladus and Titan, both center on features of their respective celestial objects that render them prime candidates for extraterrestrial life. Evidence has been mounting that Titan has geyser activity that indicates the presence of an underground ocean of liquid water, which could easily support life that has yet to be detected. Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, contains methane lakes. Although these lakes are extremely cold and anoxic, the presence of liquid is of the utmost interest to astrobiologists. Carbon-based life as we know it couldn't exist in those conditions, but it could lead to the advent of life that is entirely different from life on Earth.

Artist Ron Guyatt, who often uses space as a focal point for his work, published this series of retro travel posters (for which you can buy prints here) late last year. The official description for the series reads:

"Space tourism is still a long ways off, but it's not hard to imagine that someday, tourists will visit the natural geological landmarks of other worlds much like they tour the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest or Ayers Rock. Each of these great tourist destinations needs a classic retro travel poster to entice visitors. Until the day people settle off world and make their own destinations many of these may be the places that people will want to travel too. I hope that these posters can inspire people to think beyond our world to the limitless possibilities of the Universe."

Here is the collection of posters, one more breathtaking than the next:

Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]





Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



Deep Space Becomes a Tourist Destination in These Beautiful Vintage Travel Posters

[Credit: Ron Guyatt]



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