Nasa has released a series of mock recruitment posters for its future voyages to Mars. The agency has published retro artwork seeking to inspire volunteers to help transform the Red Planet into a place humans might one day call home.
The First and Second World War-inspired prints were initially created for an exhibition at Nasa's Kennedy Space Center in Florida back in 2009, but can now be downloaded in full resolution and printed off free from the space agency's Mars Exploration website.
The posters seek out explorers who dream to "Hike the solar system's largest canyon, Valles Marineris on Mars, where you can catch blue sunsets in the twilight, and see the two moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos) in the night sky".
Farmers, surveyors and teachers are also wanted for Nasa's journey to the solar system's fourth planet, as well as miners, engineers and technicians.
"Are you someone who can put things together, solving challenges to ensure survival? Dare to forge our future with space-age tools, build spaceships to carry us to Mars and back, and habitats to protect us while we're there," one print reads
Another poster recruiting farmers reads: "Got a green thumb? This one's for you! In space, you can grow tomatoes, lettuce, peas, and radishes just like you would find in your summer garden. New ways of growing fresh food will be needed to keep brave explorers alive."
The full set of posters can be viewed below, and downloaded here as 30 x 48in prints.
The first humans are expected to land on Mars in 2025, courtesy of the Elon Musk's SpaceX programme. While the conquest of new planets by humans is a thrilling prospect, Musk recently reiterated that it'll be no smooth ride, and that some will be sacrificing their lives to get there.
Keep that in mind before giving Nasa a call.