Mission patches have been part of human spaceflight since the days of Project Mercury in the 1960s. The SSEP Mission Patch competition allows students to engage in another authentic aspect of the space program.

As part of the SSEP Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, students may participate in an art challenge to create a mission patch. The patch will fly with the Klein In Space finalist's science experiment to the

International Space Station for Mission 13!

The Klein ISD Mission Patch Art Challenge is a voluntary opportunity for students, utilizing their own time.

Final Mission Patch design must be given to the campus art teacher no later than...

FEBRUARY 15, 2019

After the patches are submitted to the campus art teacher, a panel will judge the patches to select...

Grades K-5

1st - 3rd place

Grades 6- 12

1st - 3rd place

* For more information about this program, see SSEP Mission Patch Site. Follow links at the bottom of the SSEP Mission Patch site for previous mission patch examples.

Mission Patch Design Criteria

  1. A Mission Patch must be on a piece of paper NO LARGER than 3.5-inch x 3.5-inch. The design should reflect pride in your community and your participation in the SSEP.
  2. A Mission Patch can only be composed of a single sheet of 3.5-inch x 3.5-inch paper and the ink on the paper.
  3. A Mission Patch CANNOT include multiple layers of paper glued or taped on top of one another.
  4. There is no restriction on the type of paper or the inks used, but to fly to the ISS, it must be paper NOT cardstock or cardboard. Patches submitted on card stock or cardboard will be rejected.
  5. A Mission Patch can be black & white or full color.

This Innovation Challenge is funded through Title IV Federal funds and the Klein Education Foundation.

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program [or SSEP] is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S. and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with DreamUp PBC and NanoRacks LLC, which are working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.