Mission Patch Design Contest

About the Contest

To help celebrate the 2023 Cubes in Space (CiS) program we are challenging students to design a CiS Mission Patch for our launch. The CiS program will engage students and teachers from around the world to design unique experiments, that must fit into a 40mm cube to be launched either into space on a sounding rocket from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facilty in Virginia, USA, or via on a high altitude balloon launched from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Fort Sumner, NM. This challenge will require them to use teamwork and creativity to design an experiment worthy of space flight.

These same skills will be required for the designer of the winning mission patch - as their creation must represent the essence of the CubesInSpace program and the efforts of the young men and woman who are putting together the experiments.

The winning entrant will have their design turned into an official patch which will be flown into space and returned to the winner.

Who Can Enter?

The contest is open to all students around the world up to the end of secondary school and submissions can be from individuals, classes or teams.

How Do I Enter?

  • Download the entry and release forms contained in the link below.
  • Design your mission patch making sure to follow the lists of restrictions and requirements on the form.
  • Have your parent(s) or guardian(s) sign the release form.
  • Email your entry & signed release form to: patchcontest@cubesinspace.com

When Is The Deadline?

All submissions must be received on or before May 5th, 2023 and the winner will be contacted on May 13th, 2023.

Information Mission Patch Design Information

NASA Collection of Mission Patches

To help fuel your creativity and get some inspiration, you can visit the mission patch website at NASA. (click icon)

Past Winners of the Contest

Check out all the great designs chosen over the past six years!
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Mission Patch Design Entry Form

The contest guidelines and requirements along with the submission release form.
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