Checkpoint challenge #3 — Team mission patch 🗓

Scheduled Challenge date

Submissions for this first checkpoint challenge come from Mission Objective #04 “Team Mission Patch” in the ROADS on Asteroids manual. For classes following our companion course, the mission patch is covered in unit 4, lesson 4, “Mission Integration and Iteration.”

What’s the objective?

Each NASA mission has its own patch, often designed by the crew itself. Your team should also have a good mission patch that represents your objectives and community values.

The checkpoint challenge has two components:

  • Image of your mission patch
  • Short explanation of your mission patch’s design

Get creative and design a mission patch that represents particular team, your community, and your mission in the ROADS on Asteroids challenge! Also write a short explanation of the elements of the patch and their significance to the team.

What you’ll submit

You have several options for submitting your materials for checkpoint challenge #3.


You can either submit your mission patch image and your short explanation as two individual documents (one an image file such as a .jpg or a .png; the other a text file such as a Word document or a .txt), or you can combine them into a single document like a Word file or a PDF.

Link or upload

As with all our other submissions, you can either upload your submission directly to our server or you can submit a link to where your files are hosted (for example, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and so forth).

Checkpoint challenge #3 submission form