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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-05-2004 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Tom
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posted 05-05-2004 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very similar to Gemini 10...minus the names of course.
Thanks for posting, Robert.

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posted 05-05-2004 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cougar20   Click Here to Email Cougar20     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Better than Expedition 9

sts205cdr
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posted 05-05-2004 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely better than 9's. I like the simplicity.

--John

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posted 05-05-2004 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This reminds me of the STS - 79 insignia back in 1996. STS - 79, of course, was the flight that exchanged Col. John Blaha with Dr. Shannon aboard the Mir space station after Dr. Lucid's then record setting 188 day mission.

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Very clean -- I think the best Expedition patch yet. What the heck were the Ex-9 crew thinking?

music_space
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posted 05-06-2004 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What is to be made of the fact that the Soyuz' color is of the blue hue from the Russian flag, while the ISS -- the whole of it -- is of the hue from the U.S. flag...?

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Very nice actually...Kept simple this time...

sts205cdr
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posted 05-06-2004 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by music_space:
What is to be made of the fact that the Soyuz' color is of the blue hue from the Russian flag, while the ISS -- the whole of it -- is of the hue from the U.S. flag...?

Good eye, I hadn't caught that before. I don't see why they keep putting flags on at all. It tends to make them gaudy, IMO. They already wear flag patches and that should be enough.

--John

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posted 05-06-2004 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by music_space:
What is to be made of the fact that the Soyuz' color is of the blue hue from the Russian flag, while the ISS -- the whole of it -- is of the hue from the U.S. flag...?

And to carry it one step further, do you notice how the stars and stripes eclipses the background flag?

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I hate to be the first to be negative but I don't like it. The flags are just to dominant making the "INTERNATIONAL" space station look more like a two nation project. I can understand national pride and the fact that the two countries are the two major contributors but the large flags seem a bit chauvinistic.

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quote:
Originally posted by sts205cdr:
Good eye, I hadn't caught that before. I don't see why they keep putting flags on at all. It tends to make them gaudy, IMO. They already wear flag patches and that should be enough.

--John


Just a nice way to show ownership of vehicles and make the patch have some grapical appeal. The flags are traditionally utilized to show international cooperation.

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quote:
Originally posted by RMH:
I hate to be the first to be negative but I don't like it. The flags are just to dominant making the "INTERNATIONAL" space station look more like a two nation project. I can understand national pride and the fact that the two countries are the two major contributors but the large flags seem a bit chauvinistic.

The patch is not meant to symbolize the ISS. The intent is to reflect the CREW. And this crew happens to be made up of one Russian and one American. The American in this case being commander (hence, the US flag in front). The role of commander is alternated between US and Russia with each flight. The current Expedition on board is being commanded by a Russian.

sts205cdr
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posted 05-12-2004 12:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by snf13:
Just a nice way to show ownership of vehicles and make the patch have some grapical appeal. The flags are traditionally utilized to show international cooperation.

Ownership of vehicles? That's all they have to symbolize? Don't they have a mission?

As far as graphical appeal goes, I stand by my previous statement: It makes them look gaudy.

If they intended to show off the international cooperation of the ISS effort, they should have used A LOT more flags.

I just think they didn't put a whole lot of thought and effort into it, and it shows.

--John

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