New York City Students Trace 'Red Road to Mars'
Scenes of the Curiosity rover, the space shuttle, and the famed NASA "meatball" logo adorn a mural at P.S. 328 in Brooklyn, New York. School officials, NASA scientists, and Brooklyn-based recording artist Astro attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for the artwork on October 24, 2012.
The 200-foot "Red Road to Mars" mural project, inspired by NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Mission, was designed by CITYArts, a group that brings young people and professional artists together to create Public Art.
In September, NASA scientists and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited the school and met with the youth painting the mural. Aldrin said, "I think the future is in the hands of our young people to make better lives for themselves and for those around us, and we can set examples and tell them that we are proud of what we have done. I want to share this with young people here and to maybe help inspire them to improve their education, whatever their pathway in life may be."
Credit: Guy Noffsinger/NASA