Zoe Wagner, a Grade 7 student at Forest Park Elementary School, won first place among Nanaimo elementary school entries in the SSEP 12 Mission Patch design competition. (Photo submitted)

Winning entries chosen in mission patch contest

Nanaimo students’ winning designs honour tradition dating back to earliest days of human spaceflight

The artistic talents of Nanaimo students will plot a path into orbit on an upcoming mission to the International Space Station.

Hailey Fraser, a Grade 9 Nanaimo District Secondary School student, and Zoe Wagner, Grade 7 Forest Park Elementary School student, won a recent competition held by Nanaimo school district to design the mission patch for the Students Spaceflights Experiments Program Mission 12, which will launch carrying an experiment by a student team from Nanaimo District Secondary School in June.

The mission patch design competition is one of the ways the program allows entire communities to get involved in the overall competition to get an experiment orbiting aboard the International Space Station.

The winning designs were formally announced during a reception March 13.

Mission patches are a tradition that started in the early 1960s with NASA’s Project Mercury human spaceflight program that launched the United States’ first astronauts into space.



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