NASA & Marvel “Guardians of the Galaxy” Partnership for Newest Mission Patch


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Marvel’s Newest “Guardians of the Galaxy” Mission Patch Revealed at 2016 San Diego Comic Con

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 By Jonathan Stroud


The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) revealed their latest partnership with Marvel Custom Solutions at San Diego’s Comic Con. A new patch featuring the Marvel duo Groot and Rocket Raccoon will symbolize the remaining 2016 payloads heading to the International Space Station. The animated Hollywood mega-star’s can be seen standing under a floating US. National Laboratory as it passes through a starry night sky. Check out the full version of the NASA Guardians of the Galaxy mission patch at the bottom of this article.

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@DarrenSanchez – Marvel Studio

Marvel announced they will not be releasing the exclusive Comic Con trailer because it is still in the early stages of development. Journalists lucky enough to view the limited screening, such as Ryan George at Screen Rant, have given promising antidotes to the trailer. Recent trailers, such as the new Ghostbusters movie and Ubisoft’s Call of Duty, have received harsh early pre-release
criticisms. YouTube has quickly become the newest popular culture metric for “pre-hype worthy” content – a phenomenon unique to the digital sphere.

Read more about the exciting Guardians of the Galaxy trailer at Screen Rant HERE.


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Data compiled by: @MoneyNation.

According to Money Nation, the Guardians of the Galaxy revenue ranks ninth largest for a Marvel Studios film. The ranking placed ahead of, The Amazing Spider-Man, and behind the summer’s highest grossing rated-R super hero movie,  Dead Pool.

It’s no industry secret content producers utilize fast-editing techniques
to grab the attention of moviegoers. 

Thought of the Day:

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The “Ego” Planet –  Credit: Marvel

More Comic Con leaks include, Kurt Russell as “Ego, the Living Planet.” Russell is excited to fulfill the role of the giant planet hell-bent on ruling the Universe.
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One aspect of a meaningful content marketing campaign includes the ability to control spoilers before the anticipated launch date. *But those rules don’t apply to actor Chris Pratt, Star Lord, who leaked the upcoming movie poster on Instagram early for fans.*

Lead actor Chris Pratt, Star Lord, relieves Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 poster on Instagram early for fans. Check out the post below to see what he said. 

“Wait for it….Waaaaait for it…….Ta…DOW!!! #guardiansofthegalaxy2,”  Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol. 2 is set to hit theaters May 7, 2017.”

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From the enormous cast of Marvel super-heroes, who would you have chosen for the #NASA mission patch


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amazon avaliebe  Marvel licences 7,000+ fictional super heroes, and with the guidance of NASA, both agencies narrowed down the pool of candidates to just two. Inevitably, the characters Rocket Raccoon and Groot were a perfect fit for the patch due to their fictional story arcs mostly taking place in space. Marvel and NASA will be partnering later this year to focus on a #STEAMInitiative, featuring Groot and Rocket Raccoon

Guardians of the Galaxy appears to sustain release-hype for now while the focus shifts to whether the franchise will meet fans expectations with “Volume 2” on May 7, 2017. Chris Pratt, shared with reporters at #2016SDCC that “Volume 2’s” story-line is set  months after the events of the first. Pratt himself hinted at Star Lord’s increased Twitter presence due actions from the first movie. Consequences from Volume.1 have rendered the protagonist now “famous” (Twitter verified, duh) in the Galaxy.

If you haven’t watched the original Guardians of the Galaxy check out the original trailer below:

As seen in the trailer above, techniques (sounds, visual cuts/fades, lighting, etc.) can be employed by content creators to maintain viewers focus.



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CASIS: The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS). Credit: NASA

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