Cartoon Commemorates Shuttle Program

Article written: 5 Apr , 2011
Updated: 24 Dec , 2015
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“Red and Rover” pay tribute to the space shuttle program, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time later this year. Cartoonist and space exploration supporter Brian Basset created this commemorative drawing for NASA, to honor the shuttles. A poster commemorating the program’s 30th anniversary will feature Basset’s cartoon and a patch selected as part of a contest among NASA employees to honor the program.

“The U.S. space program has been the one constant throughout my entire life,” Basset said. “I was humbled and honored when given the opportunity to create the art for the commemorative Space Shuttle Program 30th anniversary poster.”

“Red and Rover” is a great cartoon series about the unconditional love between a boy and his dog. The two often dream of going to space together. But it won’t be on a space shuttle.

Download a copy of the cartoon/poster, and learn more about the it and Basset at this NASA link, and the press release.

Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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