Hip hip hooray, Astro’s 5 today!

On April 28, 2014, something extraordinary happened. Our Trailhead friend, Astro, was born! To celebrate Astro’s birthday, let’s discover how they first landed on the scene and some highlights from the magical adventures they’ve had so far.

The (Sales)force has always been strong in our company and we are a bunch of sci-fi superfans
The now infamous, and much coveted, Astronaut T-shirt
Astro Nomical is non-binary as an illustration of our equality values and has the pronouns They/Them

5 Epic Adventures of Astro

Astro has evolved to become a hard-working mascot for a company with a #Trailheart as big as our #SalesforceOhana. Here, we celebrate five of their paw-some journeys.

1. Trailhead Astro (November 2014)

The first friend of the forest, now your guide to blazing trails with Salesforce. In 2015, Astro came to Dreamforce for the first time as a representative of community and inclusion.

Having fun at Dreamforce!
My favorite character designMOAR Trailhead/Cowbellsuggested by Trailhead Software Engineer, Jeff Douglas

2. Lightning Astro (February 2015)

At Dreamforce 2015, co-founder Parker Harris became #Lightning Man for Marc Benioff’s opening keynote to celebrate the launch of Salesforce Lightning.

Later, we added fire boots so Astro could fly — who wouldn’t want fire boots?!
Astro car toy packs were used to promote the event internally and there are now only a precious few left around the offices

3. Yeti Astro (December 2015)

There are three Salesforce releases per year: Spring, Summer, and Winter. Each release comes with a fun Salesforce character creation.

Are you yeti to earn more badges?

4. Lionheart Astro (July 2016)

Chief Philanthropy Officer, Ebony (Frelix) Beckwith, wanted Astro to support salesforce.org in a unique way. We were immediately inspired by the idea of a lion to represent being brave and enjoying helping others, with a true heart.

5. Pride Astro (September 2016)

The creation of one of our most popular versions of Astro happened purely by serendipity.

The Pride Astro sticker is one of our most popular of all time
A most adorable crochet Pride Astro made with love by Marcelle Porteous.

Let’s celebrate together

Now it’s time to celebrate your passions and have your own adventure. Invent your unique Astro here and share it on social via #ColorMeAstro.

But wait, there’s MOAR…

Want to know a little secret? In celebration of Astro’s 5th birthday, join us at TrailheaDX and you can take home our original hero… Astronaut.

Team Astro: Vanessa Ng (plush toy development), Rochelle Truong (creator of Astronaut), me (Mama), and Amanda Cheung (creator of Trailhead Astro)

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Domenique Sillett Buxton

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Senior Creative Director, Trailhead at Salesforce. Astro’s Mom. Lover of all things design-y. Views are my own.

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