Build team spirit. Demonstrate your team's energy and investigative creativity. This part of the application is optional, but it is a lot of fun to do-especially for students who can draw, print, design, or paint. Develop a Mission Patch, or Theme Song, or Team Motto.
NASA and ESA (the European Space Agency) create a mission patch for each mission, and the mission team members all wear it on their uniforms. Mission patches are colourful and illustrate the themes of the mission.
1. Investigate the idea. Every flight and significant space probe has its own Mission Patch, a colourful, collectible symbol for that mission.
2. The Mission Patch attempts to capture in colourful pictures and symbols the goals of the mission and its hopes for the future. The final Mission Patch may be a composite of ideas or one patch selected as most representative of your class as a whole.
3. Do you have an idea for a theme music or team motto? Those of you who are musically inclined, or who enjoy working with words, might add a slogan or theme music with or without lyrics.
We can post some of the mission patches for e-Mission: Operation Montserrat on our website. Please ask your teacher to submit your patch via the teachers' pages if you would like to contribute and provide inspiration for other teams making patches. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to display all the patches submitted.