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The Soyuz MS-18 crew patch prominently displays the spacecraft on a shield-shaped background.
The spacecraft designation, the crew members names and the Roscosmos logo fill the top of the patch design. Blue and purple rays make up most of the background, symbolising the depths of the cosmos and the far reaches cosmonautics sets its sights on, both in science and in future destinations.
Three yellow stars represent the three members of the crew. Soyuz's orbital target, the International Space Station is depicted as a silver silhouette. The lower end of the design is occupied by the Kazabek mountain, representing the call-sign of this mission.
The patch border displays the flag of Belarus at the top for commander Novitskiy's nation of birth, the flag of the Russian Khabarovsk territory on the left representing cosmonaut Dubrov's origins and on the right are the USA's national colours for astronaut Vande Hei. The Russian flag is positioned on the spacecraft itself.
A banner across the bottom of the design shows the years 1961 and 2021 and the number 60 in between, commemorating Yuri Gagarin's trailblazing first human spaceflight, six decades ago this year.
The patch was designed by spacecraft commander Oleg Novitsky with Luc van den Abeelen, copyright Roscosmos.
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