A had been removed) but innovative. T he NASA Graphics Standards Manual presented a futuristic vision for an agency at the forefront of science and exploration, demonstrating a host of different applications. Bruce Nelson Blackburn and the NASA "worm" logo 7 NASA Handbook. Bruce Nelson Blackburn and the NASA "worm" logo 8 NASA Handbook. Although Danne and Blackburn received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence for their work in 1985, the worm logo was retired in 1992. The Meatball logo is said to have been brought back to remind him people the heyday of NASA and has been the official symbol of NASA for the past 29 years. But the worm hasn't been forgotten, becoming a symbol of
popular culture and licensed for T-shirts and other memorabilia sold around the world since 2017. Last year, the Worm came out of retirement when, for the first time in history, NASA astronauts launched from US soil in a commercially built and operated US spacecraft jewelry retouching service on their way to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley blasted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the sleek red logo on the side, wearing suits that also featured Danne and Blackburn's design. Bruce Nelson Blackburn and the NASA 10 "
worm" logo space x In the post announcing the worm's return on NASA's website, the space agency wrote: “There's a good chance you'll see the logo featured in other official ways on this mission and in the future. The agency is still evaluating exactly how and where it will be used. It looks like the Worm logo wasn't really retired. I was just resting for the next chapter of space exploration." The Worm logo has not been forgotten, nor have its creators.