Updated: Feb 7, 2022
NASA is a 20th century organization with 21st century problems. One of those problems is in recruiting the best and brightest, a problem shared by many organizations who are having trouble carrying over their goals into generations who are less fascinated with those goals than in the past.
'First Woman' is an attempt at a solution. This 40-page graphic novel combines the approachable format of a graphic novel with the engaging, high entertainment-value of Augmented Reality.
In their press release, NASA explains: “'First Woman: NASA’s Promise for Humanity' imagines the story of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon. While Callie’s story is fictional, the first woman and the first person of color will walk on the Moon, achieving these historic milestones as part of NASA’s Artemis missions. Through this graphic novel, NASA aims to inspire the next generation of explorers – the Artemis Generation."
What NASA appears to understand is that if you want to capture the imagination of the 21st century person, you need to use 21st century methods.
Our mission at Tomestic is to revitalize the past by wrapping it in future textures. Augmented Reality has the promise of not just getting people excited about space travel, but about the whole rich past of literature -- and beyond!