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OV-105
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posted 01-24-2005 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone seen anything on the STS-121 crew patch yet?

MSS
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posted 01-25-2005 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do hope its patch will be soon... just read the name of its crew members.

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-25-2005 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Though its not the complete patch, here is a first look at the embroidered, simplified version to be worn by the 121 crew on their apparel:

Ben
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posted 04-22-2005 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

It's the one you've all been waiting for, revealed in a single one of todays CEIT pics from KSC.

Looks like they left a place for Reiter at the bottom. The patch looks very much like STS-112, which Sellers was also on. I wonder if he is behind any part of the design.

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OV-105
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posted 04-22-2005 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like they might add a tab for Reiter like they did for Wolf on STS-86's patch.

Ben
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posted 04-22-2005 08:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that space on the bottom side of the octagon is for him.

Ben
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posted 04-22-2005 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And with that, my anonymous source has informed me that Reiter is no longer a 100% sure-fly.

Apparently there is a monetary dispute doing on between NASA and Russia over who should pay for his flight.

Caldwell, who had previously been training with the STS-121 crew, may still have a chance of flying.

Perhaps this is why we haven't had an official announcement of anything yet, nor patches with the name on it.

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posted 04-23-2005 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for michaelSN99   Click Here to Email michaelSN99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes that could be the reason and I am in doubts whether Reiter ever have been a 100% sure-to-fly desicion before but anyway,the patch seems to me also beside of this topic a little bit unfinished.

...maybe because of the three golden stripes lining to the star at the top, they could substitute the colour with the colour of nation flags if we would get a multinational crew... this would like more usual considering the patches in the recent past.

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posted 04-23-2005 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Tracy Caldwell does fly on STS-121 will she stay aboard ISS w/ Expedition 11 crew? She trained with 121 but did she train also as ISS crewmember?

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Ben
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posted 04-23-2005 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, Caldwell would just be 121.

Ben
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posted 04-27-2005 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is official... the formal announcement was made today.

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posted 04-28-2005 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for michaelSN99   Click Here to Email michaelSN99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some additional news from ESA related to Reiter's mission.

Now the question about the new patches is on the plate.

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Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-10-2005 12:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We now have the official NASA art of the STS-121 patch on our site. The art will probably change and Reiter's name will be added....

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