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|lucspace||Roscosmos has released the design of the Soyuz TMA-17 crew patch, based on drawings produced by Dong Yue and Oleg Golovin as part of the ongoing children's competition of designing crew patches. |
Roscosmos chief Anatoly Perminov. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
|hoorenz||The two TMA-17 artists - who happened to be the 2nd and 3rd prize winners of the TMA-16 competition - are shown in this image together with TMA-16 designer Nastya Mestyashova (left), Sergei Krikalev and Mr. Perminov.|
|Robert Pearlman||Soyuz TMA-17 commander Oleg Kotov was specific in his comments during our interview together that while including the children's artwork, his own ideas went into the creation of this patch.|
|KSCartist||It's a cute design. The first in recent memory that doesn't place surnames in the order in which they will sit in the spacecraft.|
|KAPTEC||Cute, simply and very nice. I can't wait to get one for my collection. Once again, congratulations Luc.|
|spaceman||Some simple yet beautiful designs being produced here. Getting the children involved has so many benefits... probably least of all some great additions to our collections. |
The artwork of Dong Yue (left) and Oleg Golovin flanking the final design.
A picture of TMA-17 commander Oleg Kotov with the two young designers.
|lucspace||This ebay listing offers an unauthorised reproduction of the Soyuz TMA-17 patch.|
The official patch will be available for collectors through Spacepatches.nl in December.
|lm5eagle||Many thanks for this posting. Its always tempting to rush off and buy a replica, but your well timed posting has prevented a moment of rashness in favour of waiting for the real deal. Please continue to keep us posted.|
|hoorenz||The original patches arrived in Russia this week and Roscosmos has posted an image this morning.|
|hoorenz||For discussion of fake TMA-17 patches on eBay, see Opinions & Advice.|
|Marwin2||From RKK Energia official site:|