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chip/marspup updates: MarsPUP mission patch [updates]

Now because I've gotten the MarsPUP idea in my head. I want to create a mission patch like NASA does for the MarsPUP mission.

Let's start with a circle and a black background using the NASA Black #212121 and a thick black border of Full-Black #000000. Now we want to create the design itself. We will save the text for last because I don't know how to create the curved text yet in Wix. These patches are usually very symbolic and the design usually is a very simple graphic that tells the world what that mission is really about, if it's a rover where that rover was made, what year its happening, what the goals are. Here's the mars 2020 patch.



Nice, it's time to make our own, we want a few things on our patch:

(1) We want a picture of the Red Planet itself, we need a mars ofc. Maybe mars as a whole or just its surface.

(2) We need a dog/pup of some sort cartoon dog or chip itself.

(3) We need the dog flying to mars and we need the dog's path going across the martian surface.

(4) We need the moon.

(5) We need a bunch of stars!

(6) We need to use the right colors like the CHIP colors somewhere.

And this is what we have so far! Now we just need to do the text and the dots and then we'll be able to explain the entire MarsPUP mission patch design.



Some finishing details including the mission goals. (1) Bringing people's best friend to space. (2) To provide logistical and utility support. (3) To collect data. But I think we'll just put the motto as "bringing man's best friend to space." For the rest we're going to use the following "curved text generator." https://www.mockofun.com/register. Also, I'm not liking the yellow. Let's change that to a nicer color.


(design was also created with WIX, curved text was MockoFUN)


Here is the final design, the MarsPUP mission patch. Here's the design explained. We start in the top right corner with the Earth and the Moon, the place of origin for the mission where the testing of the vehicle and the development will happen. Then we look at the lower corner with Mars itself larger than Earth to signify the focus, we're closer to Mars from this perspective so Mars is bigger, we see its craters clearly as well. Then in the top left corner we have the actual dog jumping from the Earth to Mars and the dog bears the CHIP White/Copper color scheme. The red arrow it travels on begins at Cape Canaveral, Florida and points to Acidalia Planitia, the location of the Ares III mission to mars in the movie "the Martin." The white paths show the actual, non-symbolic path the Atlas-V carrying MarsPUP will take, the non dotted path described the descent and landing into Acidalia Planitia.


Then we zoom out and see the entire scene is surrounded by stars. There are exactly 28 stars which signifies the Mars 2028/2030 series of missions. Now zooming out farther we see the white border with two breakpoints between the text and the patch. The two breaks divide the circle into an "eye"which represents looking to the future, responsibly.


The final feature of the path is the surrounding text which says MarsPUP 2030 (the launch date of MarsPUP) and the motto "bringing man's best friend to space." And of course, the CHIP MARS note that describes the origins of MarsPUP as an open source robot called CHIP.



There are a few changes I want to make to this design when I get a chance. First, I want to change "Man's" best friend to "People's," I meant to do this and then forgot. And if its' MarsPUP 2030, we need 30 stars not 28. That's also an accident. But here's the general mission patch!


NOTE: FOR ANYONE WHO ISN'T ME LOOKING AT THIS, MARSPUP IS NOT AN OFFICIAL NASA MISSION, IT'S AN IDEA AND NONE OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT A MISSION TO MARS OR A LANDING SITE IS TRUE, THIS IS A FUN DESIGN EXERCISE.


#updates #chip #marspup #mission_patch #yay

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