BISD Student Artwork Joins Student Experiment on the International Space Station

BISD Student Artwork Joins Student Experiment on the International Space Station
Posted on 03/05/2018
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Student Artwork Joins Student Experiment on the International Space StationCongratulations to students Lexsea Staley and Adysen Payne for having their winning patch-artwork sent to outer space onboard the International Space Station along with Rasco team’s experiment this summer.

This past fall, a team of sixth grade students from Rasco Middle school were selected to send an experiment to test the germination of butterhead lettuce seeds to the International Space Station as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) in June of 2018. In an effort to engage all students in this exciting real world experience, BISD offered two SSEP Mission Patch Art design competitions to design a patch to fly to the ISS, one for grades K-4 and one for 5-12. Upon completion, we received a total of 567 entries from campuses district wide. We enlisted the support of The Center for the Arts of Sciences for the selection of our patch winner for each division. We are excited to announce that the winning K-4 design was drawn by Adysen Payne, 1st grader from Bess Brannen Elementary; and the winning design for grades 5-12 was drawn by Lexsea Staley, 6th grader from Rasco Middle School.  

The students’ artwork will blast off to the International Space Station alongside Rasco’s experiment this summer. After its time on the space station, where it will travel 400,000 miles around the earth each day, the experiment and two patches will return home where it will become part of space history forever.

Adysen Payne, Bess Brannen Elementary    Brannen Mission Patch Winner
Adysen Payne - 1st grade - Bess Brannen Elementary 

Lexsea Staley - Rasco Middle School  Rasco Mission Patch Winner
Lexsea Staley - 6th grade - Rasco Middle School
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