Creative Anction Network teamed up with Space Horizons to raise awareness of STEM subjects, and space science by asking artists to design mission patches for space exploration missions past, present, and future. I chose to design a set of 3 patches, one for each.
My past design is for Venera, a Russian series of probes sent to Venus, which included the first man-made object to make a soft landing on another world, and the first photos sent back to Earth from the surface of another world. The ring with the triangular markings in the design is inspired by the only part of the probe visible in the photos it took of the surface of Venus.
My present design is for Juno, which at the time, had just arrived in orbit around Jupiter. The mission was widely publicised, and was a popular choice among C.A.N.'s artists.
My future design is for a proposed NASA mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. The mission is intended to look beneath the moon's icy surface to see if there is an ocean of liquid water under it. If so, this could make Euopa one of the best chances of finding life in our own solar system.
Later, I designed the Rosetta patch, inspired both by the mission itself, to land a probe on a comet, and by the name taken from the Rosetta Stone, which gave the patch its shape. The design is both showing the Rosetta Stone, split into 3 sections, and the mission, with the Philae probe, and the Rosetta orbiting about the comet.
The 2 photos below are from C.A.N.'s launch of the project in New York. You can see my patch designs on the wall along with others slected for the launch party.