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This is a list of the most common questions asked about participating in Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut. Click on the question to expand the answer. Can’t find the information you need? Please use the contact form
I can’t remember my password. How do I get a new one?

First, go to the log in page for the Mission X website by clicking the “Log in” button on the top right of the Home page. On the top of the log in page is a tab that reads “Request new password”. Enter your username or email address and click the “Recover Account Access” button. An email will be sent to your registered email address with a link to reset your password. Follow the instructions to log in and change your password.

Where can I find a schedule of events?

A Schedule of Events for this challenge year is located in the Team Lead Forum. To access the forum you must first log in to the Mission X website. From the Home or Countries page click on your country flag, then click the “Team Lead Forum” button to access the forum topics. Click on the topic titled “Schedule of Events”. If you are not a registered team and want more information on upcoming events, please use the Contact form below.

What is the cost to participate in the Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut challenge?

There is no cost to participate in Mission X. The website and all activities are available free of charge. In order to participate in the team challenge, your team must be registered with a participating country. Please contact your in-country leader or use the Contact form below to receive further information.

I already have a team in this year’s challenge, but I need to add another one. How do I add another team?

To add another team, please contact your in-country leader or use the Contact form below to receive further information.

How often should I enter points for my team?

As a team lead, you can enter points when appropriate for you and your team. Points can be entered at the completion of each activity or after the completion of several activities, as long as all points are entered before the challenge period ends. The Mission X team recommends that you enter points often throughout the challenge. This way your team’s points will contribute to Astro Charlie walking to the Moon and eBadge’s can be awarded as the challenge progresses.

How do I enter a point report on the website?

Follow these instructions to submit a point report:
1. Log in to the Mission X website.
2. Chose "Countries" from the top navigation tabs.
3. Click on your country flag.
4. Scroll down until you see the two rows of buttons. Click the button that reads "Submit Point Report".
5. Fill in a point total for the activity.
6. Chose the activity name from the box "Activities".
7. Enter the number of students participating in that activity.
8. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button.
9. Your Point Report will now go to moderation and will soon appear on the Mission X score totals for your country.

When does the website close for point submission?

The 2014 Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut website is open for point submission from January 13 to March 14. Please see the Schedule of Events in the video Mission X 2014: Important Dates found in the Mission X website for all relevant challenge dates.

How do I submit a blog post?

Follow these instructions to submit a mission update (blog post):
1. Log in to the Mission X website.
2. Chose "Countries" from the top navigation tabs.
3. Click on your country flag.
4. Scroll down until you see the two rows of buttons. The first button reads "Submit Mission Update". Click this button to begin entering a blog post.
5. Fill in a title for your blog post.
6. In the Description box enter the text for your post.
7. In the Images box you can upload pictures. (Click here to learn how to upload images into a blog post.)
8. In the Embed Video box you can upload videos. (Click here to learn how to embed video into a blog post.)
9. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button.
10. Your blog post will now go to moderation and will soon appear on the Mission X blog.

How often should I post to the blog?

Posting to the blog is not required to participate in the Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut challenge. The regularity of blog submissions is solely up to the team lead. However, posting updates to the blog helps contribute to your team’s interaction with the Mission X community. The Mission X team recommends frequent mission updates to the blog to help get you students engaged in the challenge, as well us interested in what other teams are accomplishing.

How do I upload images or video to the blog?

When submitting a blog post, you can add pictures, video or both to your mission update. You must be logged in to the Mission X website to make a blog post. (Click here to learn how to submit a blog post.) Once on the Submit Mission Update screen, follow these instructions to add images and/or video to a blog post.

To add images:

1.    In the Images box, "Browse" to find the image on your computer and click "Open". The image name should show in the grey box. Click "Upload".

2.    If you want to add more than one image, Click the "Add another item" button below the grey Images box. Browse to, open and upload each image.

To add video:

3.    In the Embed Video box, enter the URL or Embed Code from the third party content provider. If needed, please see your video service host for assistance with this URL or code.

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Save" button to send your blog post with pictures and/or video to moderation and posting to the Mission X blog.

Do I have to do all the activities listed on the Mission Data page?

Your team can do as few as one, or strive to do all of the activities, to qualify as an active participant. The Mission X team recommends that you set a goal for the number of activities to complete based on your team’s available time during the challenge period.

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