Contact: Gia Scafidi, JPL (818) 354-0372

Lynn Chandler, Goddard Space Flight Center (301) 614-5562

Creative visions transformed contestants into winning
artists as the inspiration for the New Millennium art contest,
sponsored by NASA’s New Millennium Program, came to a colorful

Intertwining technology with art, the winning individual and
group contestants were chosen for their portrayal of the spirit
of exploration and creative interpretations of the advanced
technologies flown and tested on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1)
mission. The mission, managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight
Center, Greenbelt, MD, is the first Earth-observing satellite in
NASA’s New Millennium Program.

“This contest is a unique way to get people of all ages to
use art and creativity to think about space and technology,” said
Dr. Fuk Li, manager of the New Millennium Program at NASA’s Jet
Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

All contestants were required to illustrate any or all of
the advanced technologies, from a camera that detects landscapes
from space to an electronic flat antenna able to send large
amounts of data to the ground very quickly. The participants
were free to use any two- or three-dimensional artistic mediums,
as long as their creations could be represented on 8-1/2 x 11-
inch paper.

“The interest and creativity expressed by these young
contestants bodes well for our future in space,” said Bryant
Cramer, Goddard’s EO-1 implementation manager.

The grand-prize winners received Mars-themed toys donated by
Uncle Milton Industries: one, a four-kid domed tent with an
observatory telescope port, escape hatch and storage pods for
stowing gear; the other, a retractable robotic arm able to extend
up to 66 centimeters (26 inches), equipped with night light and

The winners, comprised of children (ages 6 to 12), young
adults (ages 13 to 18) and adults (ages 19 and over), are from
the following cities: Glen Falls, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Tacoma, WA;
Reading, PA; Las Cruces, NM; Greeley, CO; Deltona, FL; a group
from the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY; a Rochester
Art Center group, Rochester, MN; and a group from La Puerta
Abierta Day Care Center, Brooklyn, NY.

The winning entries can be viewed at: .

New Millennium is an advanced-technology development
program, designed to develop concepts and revolutionary new
technologies for future science missions. JPL manages the
program for NASA’s Office of Earth Science and Office of Space
Science, Washington, D.C. JPL is a division of the California
Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA.