The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education is proud to present the 13 Mission Patches selected for flight on STS-134, the final flight of Shuttle Endeavour.
Our mission patch symbolizes the connection we feel between the world, our Orange County community, and the space shuttle program. We can watch the shuttles launch by simply stepping outside our front doors, and are proud to be part of the last Endeavour mission.
The Endeavour 19 is comprised of the students from Mrs. Mederos’ third period class at Maitland Middle School in Maitland, Florida.
Students in Ballston Spa recently had the opportunity to design an emblem representing the community and their participation in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP). This coincided with the unique opportunity for students across the district to design an experiment to be tested in a microgravity environment aboard a space shuttle. The top emblem was designed by 9th grader Angelo Damiano in the Design and Drawing for Production (DDP) Class at the High School, taught by Mr. Greg Roberts. His design is entitled “Scotties in Space” and shows a paw print among the stars as the shuttle passes through the sky.
The contest was open to Hillcrest High art and graphic design students, as a way for students to support their peers whose project was selected to fly aboard Endeavour. Students submitted 104 entries. Faculty and all school department chairmen were presented with designs with numbers only (no names attached). They voted for their favorite designs to come up with four finalists and a winner. The winner, Keltson Howell, is also one of the student scientists whose project was selected to fly on Endeavour. A little more about Keltson: He is a junior at Hillcrest High School where he studies in the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. He is an Eagle Scout, a member of the varsity basketball team, and founder of the men’s volleyball club. His plans include a service mission and pursuing engineering and graphic design in college. His current grade point average is an impressive 3.9.