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|Robert Pearlman|| |
(Following a trend to go "nameless" started by Expedition 14 and perhaps in part due to Expedition 15, which at last count had at least six different patches due to different name configurations, the ISS 16 patch reportedly signals a design decision that will keep the names off all subsequent station crew logos.)
|KSCartist||I can't say I'm not a bit relieved to see this without names. It's a simple yet powerful design. Is the central focus an eclipse?|
The only change I would have made would have been to make the ISS white (like a star).
Robert is this Peggy Whitson's crew?
|Hart Sastrowardoyo||Nice and simple. My only objection is that it looks like the ISS is using a laser against a ground target....|
|spacy||Actually I am glad that they won't use names anymore. There have been so many "problems" with the names.|
For example ISS 13 without the name of Reiter.
Or the ISS 15 with all those different versions.
The patch looks pretty and is kept very simple.
Someone could find such a patch boring, but I like also "simple" patches with few objects.
PS: Maybe instead of that arrays (laser-like) they could fit in the earth.
|lucspace||I think the Earth IS in there. I think it is the black disk, backlit by the sun behind it. I think it is a wonderfull design, but I do miss the names. They add very human touch to patch desings which tend to concentrate on hardware. Nevertheless, I will be very pleased to add this one to my collection; one of the best Expedition patches!|
|spacy||Some patches are wonderfull because they contain many objects, names and are really artistic. Other patches are beautiful because they are kept very simpel.|
luc: you may be right with the earth as the black shape. But that reminds us terrestians more to a solar eclipse ...
|Tom||Simple but very professional looking. Looks nice sans crew member names.|
Regarding the laser targeting- when I was helping John and Sergei with the Expedition 11 patch, I created one design that showed the ISS obiting over the Earth's crescent right at the moment the Sun burst happens on the horizon.
John said they were concerned it looked like a bomber pulling up after a raid on a city. Oops, Scratch that idea.
|Hart Sastrowardoyo||I remember that story; that's why the insignia reminded me of what it did. Additionally, the orbit around the astronaut pin reminds me of the Death Star's explosion from Star Wars....|
I think I need some more caffeine as well as taking a break from writing about dog parks, affordable housing, and privitizing custodians (not in the same story.)
|KAPTEC||Tim, Hart, Tom, and (excuse me forgetting names) all of you, my friends, I think this is a simply, nice and representative patch of a ISS Mission.|
Do you remember Apollo 11? The highest expression of Mission Patch, because it was the most representative human conquest out of this world: It had no names.
My best regards for all of you.
You know how it is. Give each of us the same design to "tweak" and you'd get that many different designs.
It IS a good patch. I'll enjoy adding it to my collection.
|pargoo||Surely this is a rough pre-finished version? It looks crude enough to have been whipped up be a bunch of 10 year-olds...|
|JGJ||HQ version available now... http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-16/html/iss016s001a.html |
|Robert Pearlman||And its description: |
This patch commemorates the sixteenth expeditionary mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The design represents the conjunction of two unique astronomical events: a transit of the ISS across the surface of a full moon, and a nearly complete annular eclipse of the sun. The ISS is shown in its complete configuration, symbolizing the role of this expedition in preparing for the arrival and commissioning of international partner modules and components. The ISS transit across the moon highlights its role in developing the techniques and innovations critical to enable long-duration expeditions to the lunar surface and beyond.
|John Charles|| |
Originally posted by JGJ:
HQ version available now...
...and reminiscent of the Gemini 12 patch. That mission actually observed a solar eclipse from low earth orbit.
|Robert Pearlman||Six different crew photos (be glad there aren't names on the patch):|
|Robert Pearlman|| |
|NavySpaceFan||Robert, do you have the NASA links to these pictures? They are not yet posted on the NASA Human Spaceflight ISS photo gallery.|
|Robert Pearlman||To my knowledge, they haven't yet been posted to a public NASA website yet, but should be soon.|
|MSS||Here are bigger version of them... |
Astronauts & Cosmonauts & their flights
|NavySpaceFan||All the ISS Expedition 16 crew portraits are now posted on NASA's Human Space Flight website.|