Space travel programs create their own unique program insignia graphics. NASA in particular has a variety of insignia to support their various operations and offices. The main NASA logo most people are familiar is also known in the industry as the "meatball" logo. It was in 1959 and is still used today. It is the official NASA insignia. The NASA seal is reserved for use in connection with more formal and ceremonial events such as award presentations and press conferences. In In 1974, NASA attempted to design a more modern logo. It consisted of a stylized rendering of the letters N-A-S-A. Known in the industry as the "worm" logo, it was retired from official use in 1992. NASA has created insignia for its new upcoming space travel programs. These include the Constellation program, and the Orion, Ares, and Altair spacecraft which are currently undergoing production and testing.

NASA Official Insignia NASA Worm Insignia NASA Seal Insignia

National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA)

Official Insignia

NASA "Worm" Logo

Discontinued in 1992

NASA Seal

Official Insignia
Kennedy Space Center Insignia Kennedy Space Center 50th AnniversaryInsignia Kennedy Space Center Apollo/Saturn V Center Insignia

Kennedy Space Center

Official Insignia

Kennedy Space Center
50th Anniversary

Commemorative Insignia

Kennedy Space Center
Apollo/Saturn V Center

Official Insignia
NASA Mission Operations Directorate Insignia NASA 40th Anniversary Insignia NASA Flight Crew Operations Insignia

NASA Mission
Operations Directorate

Official Insignia

NASA 40th Anniversary

Commemorative Insignia

Flight Crew Operations

NASA Official Insignia
Living With a Star Program Insignia Lunar and Planetary Science Academy Insignia ISS Expedition 11 Insignia

Living With a Star Program

NASA Official Insignia

Lunar and Planetary
Science Academy

Official Insignia

NASA Exploration Systems
Mission Directorate (ESMD)

Official Insignia
Orion Exploration Fligth Test Insignia Ares Development Flight Test Insignia CEV Parachute Assembly System Insignia

Orion EFT-1

Exploration Flight Test Insignia

Ares I-X

Development Flight Test Insignia

CEV Parachute
Assembly System

NASA Constellation Program
ISS Expedition 15 Insignia ISS Expedition 16 Insignia ISS Expedition 17 Insignia

Ground Operations

NASA Constellation Program

Commercial Crew Program

NASA Official Insignia

NASA Commercial
Resupply Services

Official Insignia
ISS Expedition 18 Insignia ISS Expedition 19 Insignia ISS Expedition 21 Insignia

NASA Orion Spacecraft

Program Insignia

NASA Ares Spacecraft

Program Insignia

NASA Constellation

Program Insignia
ISS Expedition 20 Insignia

NASA Altair Spacecraft

Program Insignia