Volume: 05, Issue: 18 11/14/2007 
Last year's 7-12 grade mission patch 1st place winner.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
Shuttle Discovery Crew Returns Home After Successful Mission
Scientists Discover Record Fifth Planet Orbiting Nearby Star
Harmony Moved to Front of Space Station
Online Chats with a Former Astronaut and a Current Astronaut

Student Competitions

Here are two great contests for your students to enter:

Space Explorers' Mission Patch Contest
Your students' mission is to create their own mission patches that illustrate their missions, purposes, and names of their space vehicles. Patches are due Friday, December 14, 2007.

Please click here for more information.

NASA Wants Students to Share Their Ideas for Space Exploration
NASA's commitment to promoting science and technology has the agency looking to students to share their thoughts on how NASA technology impacts their lives. NASA's 50th anniversary essay competition for middle and junior high school students during the 2007-2008 school year will close in early January 2008.The agency will use the essay contest to inspire and encourage students to continue their studies in science, technology, engineering and math. Through hands-on, interactive educational activities, NASA is engaging students, educators, families and the general public to increase America's science and technology literacy.

For additional information and contest rules and requirements, please visit the following website:

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