We hope you enjoy our Mariner 4 Hand Colored First TV Image of Mars Organic Cotton T-Shirt. Mariner 4 left Earth on November 28, 1964 and provided the first close-range images of Mars. When the data arrived everyone was very curious about what the first image would look like, and it was faster to print the color codes in 1’s and 0’s on ticker tape and hand color the pixels using pastels, rather than wait for the current systems to process the Martian data into an image. Richard “Dick” Grumm and his team (employees of the Telecommunications Section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory) did the work. We included the Color Key used to convert numbers to hand colored pixels, on the sleeve. It may look like any regular tee, but it’s actually far from ordinary.
Made from 100% organic ring-spun cotton, this unisex t-shirt is a total must-have. It’s high-quality, super comfy, and best of all—eco-friendly.
• 100% organic ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²)
• Single jersey
• Medium fit
• Set-in sleeves
• 1 × 1 rib at collar
• Wide double-needle topstitch on the sleeves and bottom hems
• Self-fabric neck tape (inside, back of the neck)
• Blank product sourced from our friends in China or Bangladesh
• NASA/JPL-Caltech/Dan Goods are all totally awesome
The sizes correspond to a smaller size in the US market, so US customers should order a size up.
This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!