For the sake of being exhibited to mark the return of human spaceflight in American rockets from its territory, NASA goes back to its origins in terms of its logo, recovering the vintage design of the 1970s .
Created by the Danne & Blackburn firm, the logo was honored in 1984 by President Reagan for its simple yet innovative design . The agency is evaluating how and where this symbol can be used in other areas.
"The meatball" vs "the worm"
NASA’s original insignia consists of a red wing piercing a blue sphere, representing a planet, with white stars and an orbiting spacecraft. With the technology of the 1970s, it was a difficult icon to reproduce, print .
Thus, the so-called "meatball", derived to a simpler design, officially presented in 1975: a simple, red and unique type style of the word NASA. He was dubbed "the worm".
In 1992, the brand from the 1970s was retired , except for clothing and other memorabilia, in favor of the original graphic from the late 1950s – until now. As explained in a statement :
The retro and modern design of the agency logo will help capture the excitement of a new modern era of human spaceflight on the side of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle that will transport astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the Demo-2 flight. , now scheduled for mid to late May.