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JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
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Contact: Mary Hardin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 1999
MARS SURVEYOR 2001 SEEKS EYE-CATCHING LOGO DESIGN
Two years from now NASA's newest spacecraft will be launched
to Mars, but right now it is still missing one crucial detail: a
mission logo. That's where you come in.
The Mars Surveyor 2001 mission is sponsoring a contest to
pick its new logo to illustrate the orbiter, lander and rover
that will be the next visitors to Mars. "The logos can be done
individually for the orbiter, lander and rover or incorporate all
three aspects into one design. They can be any shape and color,
and may include the spacecraft, the planet Mars, and/or the
surface of Mars," said Cathy Davis, Mars Exploration Program
outreach coordinator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Pasadena, CA. "Anyone can enter. The designs must be eye-
catching and should avoid small details that would be missed in a
large format. Be creative!"
The 2001 orbiter will be launched from California's
Vandenberg Air Force Base -- the first launch of a planetary
spacecraft from the west coast of the United States. A few weeks
later the lander and rover will launch together from Cape
Canaveral, FL. The lander will touch down near the Martian
equator, carrying a spare Mars Pathfinder rover, a robotic arm
and several other science instruments, including three that will
return data in support of eventual human exploration.
Entries for the logo contest are due June 30, 1999. Winners
will be announced August 2.
Mail entries to: Mars Outreach, Mail Stop 264-380, Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109.
Entries may be emailed to catherine.l.davis@...
Questions about the contest can be directed to Davis at (818)
The winner(s) will be acknowledged with a picture and
biographical information posted by JPL on the Mars Surveyor
2001's web site, and "will receive the prestige of seeing their
creations on the spacecraft, products and documents," Davis said.
JPL reserves the right to modify the winning designs to
correct errors and/or to guarantee conformance with JPL graphics
standards. Designs will be judged on style and content.
Decisions of the judges are final. Designs become the property
of JPL, and will not be returned.
More information on the Mars Surveyor 2001 mission is
available at JPL's Mars missions web site at
JPL manages the Mars Surveyor 2001 mission for NASA's Office
of Space Science, Washington, DC. JPL is a division of the
California Institute of Technology.