NASA Challenge: ASO ISS-TEA Project Graphic/Patch Design
- Status: Pending
- Prize: $250
- Entries Received: 248
- Winner: alexandersazon
When future space missions take humans to destinations such as asteroids or Mars, communication delays will require astronauts to work more independently from Earth-based Mission Control. The Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) ISS TEA project will test advanced software onboard the International Space Station (ISS) to prepare for these ambitious future missions. The goal of this challenge is to develop a project graphic that represents this exciting new project!
The ASO ISS TEA project will provide monitoring, planning, procedure execution and fault management software for three systems currently in operation onboard the ISS. The first system, T2, is the exercise treadmill used by astronauts. EXPRESS (Expedite the Processing of Experiments for Space Station) Racks provide standardized communications, power and cooling to various ISS science payloads. The AFTS (Autonomous Fluid Transfer System) is a ground-based fluid transfer testbed for autonomous fault recovery software. Demonstrating that ISS astronauts can manage these systems together will go a long way towards showing that they can manage an entire spacecraft.
The ASO ISS TEA project will develop user interface software and automation technologies that will be deployed onboard the ISS and used by astronauts to evaluate their ability to operate and troubleshoot the three TEA systems, with little or no ground-based support.
The graphic will used in multiple ways in the project. A small version of the graphic will be placed in the top corner of all presentation materials developed by the project, and a larger version of the graphic may be placed on the title page of presentations. This graphic will also be used on team items (shirts, mugs, etc.) and in materials developed for education and public outreach. Examples of NASA mission/project graphics/patches, can be found in abundance on the internet.
• Both a color version and black/white version are required.
• Color pallet is open, but limited to 6 colors and all colors used must be identified.
• Do not use gradients or other special effects, as they are difficult to reproduce across all media.
• Source File Requirements: All original vector source files of the submitted design. Files should be created in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and saved as layered AI or EPS files. Note that PSDs saved as EPS files are not true vector/scalable files and will not be accepted.
• All fonts (and operating systems) must be listed in a text file within your Submission Zip file. Include the name of the font and a link to where it can be downloaded/purchased. DO NOT include any font files in your submission or source files.
• All text in the graphic should be converted to outlines.
• Submission should also include a 1024x1024 version of the graphic in JPG or PNG in RGB color mode at 72 dpi (on both a black background and a white background).
• The NASA insignia or other NASA logos cannot be used as any part of your submission.
• Stock Imagery Requirements: Stock imagery is not allowed in this contest, and all elements of the graphics must be of original design.
• Requirements: Does your submission meet the requirements as stated within the challenge?
• Quality: Does your submission look fresh, professional, and clean?
• Concept: Does your submission capture the TEA Project?
Please note that NASA employees/contractors are not eligible for competing in this contest.