NASA In-Space Manufacturing Logo Challenge
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $300
- Entries Received: 1101
- Winner: FrankyHW
In Space Manufacturing or ISM is responsible for developing the manufacturing capabilities that will provide on-demand, sustainable operations during NASA Exploration Missions (in-transit and on-surface). This includes testing and advancing the desired technologies, as well as establishing the required skills and processes (such as certification and characterization) that will enable the technologies to become institutionalized.
The key capabilities being developed in ISM to support this “make it, don’t take it” approach include developing a 3D printing Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) which can manufacture parts in space using multiple materials, as well as the ability to embed printed electronics, in-space recycling of printed parts and other materials such as packaging in order to reduce mass and waste, and manufacturing structures externally in space. In 2015, the ISM project made history by sending the first 3D printer to ISS and manufacturing the first parts ever in space. This was a critical first step in demonstrating additive manufacturing in microgravity.
These new 3-D printing technologies will provide the capability to produce hardware on-demand, directly lowering cost and decreasing risk by having the exact part or tool needed in the time it takes to print. This capability will also provide a much-needed solution to the cost, volume, and up-mass constraints that prohibit launching everything needed for long-duration or long-distance missions from Earth, including spare parts and replacement systems. This project is the first step towards realizing a “machine shop” in space, which is a critical enabling component of any deep space exploration mission.
The ISM Project is under the NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Office of Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) and is led out of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
The goal of this challenge is to develop a project graphic and/or patch. The product should graphically convey the key theme of space exploration and on-demand manufacturing/repair. The graphic will be 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.
• Both a color version and black/white version are required.
• 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 1024 x1024 version of the graphic in jpeg or png (on both a black background and a white background). The NASA insignia or other NASA logos cannot be used as any part of the submission.
• Color pallet is open, but limited to 6 colors.
• Please avoid gradients or other special effects as they are difficult to reproduce across all media.
Stock Photography Requirements:
• Stock photography is not allowed in this contest. All submitted elements must be designed solely by you.
• 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 ISM Project?
Please note that NASA employees/contractors are not eligible for competing in this contest.
“FrankyHW did an outstanding job of creating a logo for use with our NASA In Space Manufacturing Project Logo. This was a contest and this design was selected from 1114 entries from 442 freelancers.”
nasacoeci, United States.