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Competition The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team has decided that in the best tradition of space endeavour, our audacious Vulture 2 spaceplane mission needs a proper embroidered patch so that we may reach for the heavens in style.

In fact, having something to sew on your flight suit/lab coat is pretty well obligatory, and here's a trio of NASA offerings, including space shuttle Discovery's STS-33 in the centre:

Three NASA mission patches

We're currently working up some designs for the patch using NASA and other agencies' efforts as inspiration, and here's a first raw effort:

A proposed LOHAN mission patch

It's a work in progress and we were wondering if it might not benefit from a stirring motto à la "Audentes fortuna adiuvat".

Well, we know what a creative bunch you lot are, so we're inviting suggestions either in the comments to this piece, or by email to me right here.

The deadline for submission is lunchtime Friday, and we'll pick a shortlist for a public vote next week. The authors of the top five picks will win nothing less than a hot-off-the-press example of the finished mission patch, just as soon as the embroidery machine has worked its magic. Let the creative juices flow... ®


More from the lovely LOHAN:

  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
  • For your further viewing pleasure, we have all our photographic material stored on Flickr.
  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

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