"Mars needs YOU!" declares NASA's Mars Exploration website announcing a series of newly released recruiting posters for manned missions to the Red Planet. 

"In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers ... but most of all YOU!"

The posters were originally commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center. But now, as NASA edges ever closer to actually dispatching humans to Mars, officials decided to release the posters to the rest of the universe.

Click through the gallery on this page to see the full collection.