This is the first of many contests planned at this
Web site. Check here on the first of each month for the directions and
rules of each new contest. These contests are open to all students between
the grades of first through eighth. The grade categories are as follows:
1st through 3rd
4th through 6th
7th and 8th
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Check out NASA's Logo!
Read the directions and rules
below for this month's contest. We hope you enjoy participating in these
Wright Flyer Wind Tunnel Test
The Wright Flyer Wind Tunnel Test
Team would like to have a logo design that can be placed on test results,
letterheads and possibly promotional stickers. We would like your help
in designing this logo. The logo needs to be an original design that does
not use any other copyrighted images. Make sure that the design is simple
and not cluttered. The logo needs to reflect the following information:
Scroll down to the next page
and view previous NASA logo and mission patch designs.
Create a simple design (Remember
it must be original!) that reflects the four points of information
Draw the logo on an 8 1/2"
x 11" sheet of white paper or so that it could be printed on an 8
1/2" x 11"
It is preferred that entries
be submitted by e-mail. If this is not possible you may use postal
mail to submit your entry.
For E-mail Submission:
In the e-mail message include:
Address your submission
All entries must be e-mailed no later than September 30th, 1998.
For Postal Submission:
On the back of the paper include the following information:
Your return address
Put it in an envelope and
mail it to the address listed below:
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
All entries must be postmarked
no later than September 30th, 1998.
All entries will be judged on
inclusion of the four points of information, originality, appropriateness
to the topics, simplicity in design, neatness and artistic application
of the color.
All designs must be original and
contain copyright-free images! All entries must include on the back the
information from item number 4 above. Entries that do not follow these
guidelines will not be included for judging. Entries will not be returned
unless the entrant includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
The logo becomes public domain
and will be used by NASA Ames Research Center for purposes of promotion
for the Wright Flyer Replica web site, Wright Flyer Replica Wind Tunnel
Tests as well as other aeronautical tests affiliated with the Wright Flyer
Replica while it is here at NASA Ames Research Center.
All judgments are final and winners
will be notified via mail, with the winning entries and entrants' names
to be posted on this Web site.
Examples of NASA Logo Designs
| 1. STS-31
The mission insignia for STS-31 features the Hubble Space Telescope
(HST) in its observing configuration against the background of the
universe it will study. The cosmos includes a stylistic depiction
of galaxies in recognition of the contribution made by Sir Edwin Hubble
to our understanding of the nature of galaxies and the expansion of
the universe. It is in honor of Hubble's work that this great observatory
in space bears his name. The Space Shuttle trails a spectrum symbolic
of both the red shift observations that were so important to Hubble's
work and the new information which will be obtained with the HST.
Encircling the scene are the names of the STS-31 crew members.
| 2. STS-45
This patch depicts the Space Shuttle launching from the Kennedy Space
Center into a high inclination orbit. From this vantage point, the
ATLAS (Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science) payload
can view Earth, the sun and their dynamic interactions against the
background of space. Earth is prominently displayed and is the focus
of the missionÕs space plasma physics and Earth science observations.
The colors of the setting sun, measured by sensitive instruments,
provide detailed information about ozone, carbon dioxide, and other
gases which determine the EarthÕs climate and environment. Encircling
the scene are names of the STS-45 flight crew members. The additional
star in the ring containing the crew names is to recognize Alternate
Payload Specialists and the entire ATLAS-1 team for their dedication
and support of this "Mission to Planet Earth."
| 3. STS-48
This patch represents the Orbiter Discovery in orbit about the Earth
after deploying the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) depicted
in block letter style. The stars are those in the Northern Hemisphere
as seen in the fall and winter when UARS will begin its study of the
Earth's atmosphere. The color bands on the Earth's horizon, extending
up to the UARS satellite, depict the study of the Earth's atmosphere.
The triangular shape represents the relationship between the three
atmospheric processes that determine upper atmospheric structure and
behavior: chemistry, dynamics, and energy. This continuous process
brings life to our planet and makes our planet unique in the solar
| 4. STS-78
This mission links the past with the present through a crew patch
influenced by Pacific Northwest Native American art. Central to the
design is the Space Shuttle Columbia whose shape evokes the image
of an eagle, an icon of power and prestige and the national symbol
of the United States. The eagleÕs feathers, representing both peace
and friendship, symbolize the spirit of international unity on STS-78.
An orbit surrounding the mission number recalls the traditional NASA
The Life Sciences and Microgravity Spacelab (LMS) is housed in
Columbia's payload bay and is depicted in a manner reminiscent of
totem art. The pulsating sun, a symbol of life, displays three crystals
representing STS-78's three high-temperature microgravity materials
processing facilities. The constellation Delphinus recalls the dolphin,
friend of sea explorers, each star representing one member of STS-78's
international crew. The color thrust rings at the base of Columbia
signify the five continents of Earth united in global cooperation
for the advancement of all humankind.