The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation’s public space program. NASA was established on July 29, 1958, by the National Aeronautics and Space Act.
In addition to the space program, it is also responsible for long-term civilian and military aerospace research. Since February 2006 NASA’s self-described mission statement is to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research."
NASA’s motto is: "For the benefit of all". The motto of NASA’s Office of Education is: Shaping the Future: Launching New Endeavors to Inspire the Next Generation of Explorers.
I’ve been working on this for the past few days, tweaking the letterforms here and there. It’s just an experiment with Photoshop and typography. I’ve been trying to design a logo for myself with my name but haven’t been happy with the results so far. I’m not fully pleased with this either, but I think it’s kinda cool anyway. I based it on Bodoni although I don’t know why ’cause I don’t really like that typeface. I also realized that my surname is horrible for design – those three oddly spaced ascenders amidst letters at the regular x-height and a captial T which makes kerning and proper spacing a pain in the ass. Bleh. First name isn’t bad though.
The photo of the stars is from here (I wish I could capture something like this). The constellation Leo is visible in it, which happens to be my sign, although I only used this image in particular ’cause it’s so clean and of good quality for a space photo (most aren’t).