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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo has three official designs. The "worm" logo has been retired from official use since 1992 and the other two logos include the NASA insignia (also known as the meatball) and the NASA seal. In commemoration of the first manned-moon landing mission 1969, we decided to design a card and celebrate 40 years of NASA.
Art direction, design by Kimberly Lloyd
Cardboard NASA Meatball Logo
Paper: German grey cardboard, 900grm/m2
Thickness: 1,2 mm
Size: 21cm x 10cm
Special Colors: Pantone Black, Pantone White
Printing: Silk screen printing
Publisher: Lloyd & Associates GmbH
EUR 4,00 (19% VAT included)
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The NASA logo dates back to 1959, when the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) metamorphosed into an agency that would advance both space and aeronautics: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
After a NASA Lewis Research Center illustrator's design was chosen for the new agency's official seal, the head of Lewis' Research Reports Division, James Modarelli, was asked by the executive secretary of NASA to design a logo that could be used for less formal purposes. Modarelli simplified the seal, leaving only the white stars and orbital path on a round field of blue with a red vector. Then he added white N-A-S-A lettering.
In the NASA insignia design, the sphere represents a planet, the stars represent space, the red chevron, in the alternate shape of the constellation Andromeda, is a wing representing aeronautics (the latest design in hypersonic wings at the time the logo was developed). Then there is the orbiting spacecraft going around the wing. Although known officially as the insignia, NASA's round logo was not nicknamed the "meatball" until 1975, when NASA decided a more modern logo was in order and switched to the NASA logo, nicknamed the "worm," a red, stylized rendering of the letters N-A-S-A.