Mission Patch Explained
I know I have posted about this before, but I think I need to explain our patch. One of the activities we did at Space Academy was come up with a mission patch. I thought this was awesome since we came together as a team and came up with our patch.
Here is the story behind our patch:
The first Honeywell Educator week 2012 team Zarya patch was created by team member artist Melinda. Given that we are teachers, the story begins on Earth in Huntsville, Alabama at the US Space and Rocket Center with a student gazing up to the sky. As educators, we strive to inspire our students to aim for the stars. In the sky, the seven-pointed morning star in the easy and the eight pointed evening star in the west represents both Zarya and our fourteen team members and our spirited leader. The space station orbiting the Earth depicts Zarya, the initial piece of the ISS built by the Russians, with Zarya written in Russian. The colors red, white, green and blue signify the countries represented by our team members: United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Finally the fourteen small stars symbolize our team members, with our team leader Jennifer as the comet lighting our sky.
Awesome job by everyone. Congratulations Team Zarya on Best Team Shuttle Mission!!!