Enter a cleaner, sleeker design born of the Federal Design
Improvement Program and officially introduced in 1975. It featured
a simple, red unique type style of the word NASA. The world knew
it as “the worm.” Created by the firm of Danne & Blackburn, the
logo was honored in 1984 by President Reagan for its simplistic,
yet innovative design.
NASA was able to thrive with multiple graphic designs. There was a
place for both the meatball and the worm. However, in 1992, the
1970s brand was retired - except on clothing and other souvenir
items - in favor of the original late 1950s graphic.
This should be the only logo NASA uses. 45 years old and it still feels like the future.