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|MSS||Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, Jessica Meir of NASA and Hazza AlMansoori, first UAE astronaut; a first look at the Soyuz MS-15 mission patch two months before schedule launch. |
|Robert Pearlman||From Spacepatches.nl on Facebook: |
The Soyuz MS-15 crew patch uses a hexagonal design with a view of space in the background, dominated by an image of our moon. In this way, the crew commemorates the 50th anniversary of man's first landing on our celestial neighbour. The blue and yellow border colours are borrowed from the Apollo 11 patch. Soyuz is depicted in blue hues, representing a reflection of Earth's atmosphere on the spacecraft's exterior.
An arctic tern is at the top of the design, symbolising the prolonged mission on board ISS. This bird is known for the long migrations it undertakes annually. The space station is depicted as a silhouette, reflecting the golden rays of the Sun.
The spacecraft's identification is shown against the lower part of the moon, with the Roscosmos logo in its centre.
Six sections make up the design's border, alternately displaying the crew members' names and their national flags.
Designed by Luc van den Abeelen. Copyright Roscosmos, produced by Spacepatches.nl.
|Paul J. Brennan||I like it!|
|Russian||The backup crew patch:|
|Russian||Energia never produced Soyuz flights patches. Only stickers and pennants.|
|Russian||Congratulations,fiying Dutchmen with your 43rd patch in a row launched with Soyuz crews!|
I got information from Oleg Skripochka's family the MS-15 crew will land with Morgan and it'll be a landing patch. As far as I understand an only opportunity to send these patches to the crew will be with Progress cargo early in December.
|Russian||This set of Soyuz MS-15 patches arrived to the ISS in December with Progress cargo ship. The patches were prepared by Zvezda plant to change on Sokols space suits.|
|MSS||Thanks for showing them.|
|TobiasC||Will the Soyuz MS-15 landing crew patch be available to collectors? Or were only a few made just for the crew?|
|Jacques van Oene||Yes. About 45 are available for collectors.|
|Paul J. Brennan||They have landed! Welcome home crew!|
|MSS||Skripochka and Meir were wearing Soyuz MS-15 landing patch. It it the same for Morgan?|
|Jacques van Oene||Yes all three were wearing the landing patch.|
|Russian||Landing version of the MS-15 patch on Sokol spacesuits:|
|Russian||Today Skripochka wrote me that Ivanishin helped him to change MS-15 patches on Sokols. It took them about 3 hours to do so.|
Now I understand why landing versions were not on space suits — not enough time during landing preparation.
|ddrwilli||Here is the 3-piece Soyuz MS-15 souvenir set — banner, decal, and pin — from RKK Energia. I acquired the set through a friend in Russia.|
|Russian||Got this photo from Oleg Skripochka. He preferred not to add autographs on panels like for his previous flight.|