With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's day-to-day operations that we've traded talk of colonizing planets for details about contract disputes with the Air Force; it's exciting that the business of space travel is becoming normal, even if it's difficult and tedious. But dreaming about traveling to another planet is surely more exciting, and the company has just released a few vintage-styled travel posters that should help do the trick.
The three images look less like they were posted to a Flickr account and more like they were torn off the wall of a 1950s travel agency. Each one frames a part of the Red Planet in such a familiar way that Mars feels like a tourist destination you could visit tomorrow, not decades from now.
"Discover Valles Marineris"
In one, a man and woman gaze through the window of their Martian gondola at Olympus M...