NASA Base Camp

Designing a magazine for NASA's 2030 Mars Mission.


Overview


I designed this short magazine as a graphic design challenge to showcase the skills of Typography and Branding. When I was six years old, I dreamt of working at NASA as a Space Scientist looking to research on extraterrestrial life and exoplanets. This graphic design project is a tribute to NASA's conceptual Mars Mission in 2030 and uses official images from NASA and Lockheed Martin.



The Sky is not the Limit


Over the last 70 years, we have explored the Red Planet remotely using spacecraft and identified several similar characteristics between Mars and Earth. In the next 50 years, our mission is to build a self-sustaining city on Mars that will help us become a space-bearing civilization.

NASA has partnered with Lockheed Martin to transport humans to Mars using the MADV or Mars Ascent Descent Vehicle. The Mars Base Camp Mission will allow humans to explore the Martian surface.



Why Mars?


There are several rivers, lakes, and oceans on Mars which can help to cultivate crops. The gravity on Mars is about 37% of that of Earth, which allows us to easily lift heavy objects and bounce around.

While a day on Earth is 24 hours long, a day on Mars is around 24.5 hours long. Mars' atmosphere is primarily composed of Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, and Argon. It contains traces of other elements which are found on Earth.



A Lab Around Mars


The Mars Lab component of the Base Camp allows to study the Martian surface and track weather patterns throughout the planet. Four giant commercial solar arrays are used to generate power for the Base Camp.