Solar Surfing with NASA and NIAC
As the effects of climate change become more prevalent, knowledge of the Sun’s impact on Earth is becoming more important than ever. So we were especially thrilled to be given the opportunity to create a poster for JPL’s “Solar Surfing,” an innovative study whose aim is to develop technology that will allow a spacecraft to come extremely close to the Sun–millions of miles closer than ever before!
The crucial feature of the technology is a shield with a new “highly reflective coating” that should allow a spacecraft, and the instruments inside, to withstand the heat within a narrow shadow. In designing the poster, we wanted to highlight the power of this exciting technology and the sheer boldness of the project.