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Jacques van Oene
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posted 09-26-2006 10:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-118 / Endeavour mission patch

KSCartist
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posted 09-27-2006 06:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was this designed by Marc Jacobs? It looks like his work.

Nice change from round patches and interesting representations.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 09-27-2006 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only know that this patch was not made by Marc Jacobs. Who did made it I do not know...

Tom
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posted 09-27-2006 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I guess you have to go back to STS-70 for a (shuttle) crew patch with a similar shape.

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posted 09-27-2006 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this patch. It has the torch from the Teacher In Space patch for Barbra Morgan.

I wonder if Morgan will wear the Teacher In Space patch on this flight and do something for STS 51-L? I don't know if she will have the time but it would be nice to have her do one of Christa's lesson's from space. The mission will be flown 20 plus years after. I don't think they should have waited this long.

Ben
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posted 09-27-2006 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the patch is also the same shape as the Teacher In Space patch was. Surprised they did not include an apple, but it is a fine patch, the best in several years. I look forward to seeing the AB cloth version.

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posted 09-28-2006 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can only assume that they didn't include an apple because Christa was a Space Flight Participant and Barbara is an Astronaut. They probably wanted to make that distinction clear.

But did you notice the seven stars in the flag seem to come from the torch? I'll bet that it illustrates the connection between the 51-L crew and the seven members of this crew.

The only illustration I'm not satisfied with is the ISS. I'm willing to bet that the person who helped design STS-92 designed this one. The ISS is such a beautiful spacecraft that a silhouette doesn't do it justice.

All in all it's a great patch and I'm looking forward to getting it.

lucspace
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posted 09-28-2006 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this design, particularly fond of patches that are not traditional in shape.

One thing that is a pity in my opinion - and this is something lots of shuttle patches suffer from - is that the depiction of the orbiter is quite bland. In this patch, some lines do not make a lot of sense and it would make for a more exciting picture if the payload bay doors would be open and there would be some perspective in the vehicle.

Nevertheless, an attractive design! And I do hope that in the embroidered version, yellow will be gold and grey will be silver...

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posted 10-05-2006 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 86horn   Click Here to Email 86horn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The plan for Morgan is not to do lessons in isolation but rather to teach about the mission and what goes on living and working in space. The details are being worked on.

Here is the info behind the patch:

The STS-118 patch represents Space Shuttle Endeavour on its mission to help complete the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS), and symbolizes the pursuit of knowledge through space exploration.

The flight will accomplish its ISS 13A.1 assembly tasks through a series of spacewalks, robotic operations, logistics transfers, and the exchange of one of the three long-duration expedition crew members. On the patch, the top of the gold astronaut symbol overlays the starboard S-5 truss segment, highlighting its installation during the mission.

The flame of knowledge represents the importance of education, and honors teachers and students everywhere. The seven white stars and the red maple leaf signify the American and Canadian crew members flying aboard Endeavour.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2006 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scott Kelly was at the Kennedy Space Center press site today for the first launch attempt of STS-116. As he walked by, I spotted he was wearing the STS-118 patch, which I hadn't seen before (the embroidered version).

According to Kelly, the patch he is wearing is a prototype version and will be "very close" to the official version his crew will wear to space...

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 01-18-2007 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my STS-118 patch from AB Emblem yesterday.

lunarrv15
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posted 04-28-2007 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are collectors buying this patch now of the possible crew change?

BMckay
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posted 04-28-2007 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet the patch won't change much. You could add a new crew member (if they add one) to the patch in the place of Anderson or move Hobaugh to the bottom and put Mastracchio where Anderson was.

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posted 05-03-2007 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw this: NASA Assigns Washington, D.C., Native to Upcoming Shuttle Mission today.
NASA astronaut and Air Force Col. Benjamin Alvin Drew will join the crew of the STS-118 space shuttle mission, targeted for launch Aug. 9.
Looks like another edition of the patch is on the way.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-12-2007 04:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the new, official STS-118 patch artwork:

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posted 05-12-2007 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JGJ   Click Here to Email JGJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any NET date for AB Emblem putting the new version on the market?

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 05-20-2007 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Answer from AB:
Since we are the official contractor for NASA they usually notify us of up coming changes well in advance. On the STS-118 patch it will be a new one. We don't have a date yet as to when they will be available.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-10-2007 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
During today's STS-118 Mission Preview briefing held at Johnson Space Center, Michael Rodriggs, STS-118 Launch Package Manager displayed the 13A.1 payload insignia:

This emblem will hang in mission control during and after the mission.

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posted 07-10-2007 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone explain what the extra letters and numbers (13A.1) mean? And does the maple leaf mean Williams is a Canadian?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-10-2007 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
13A.1 is ISS Assembly Mission 13A.1 (which is how the ISS program refers to STS-118). 13A.1's payloads include S5, a.k.a. the S5 starboard truss segment, and ESP 3, a.k.a. the External Stowage Platform 3, both to be installed by the STS-118 (13A.1) crew on the ISS. On the 13A.1 payoad emblem, the apple is specifically in memory of Christa McAuliffe.

The maple leaf on the STS-118 patch does indeed represent Dave Williams, who is a Canadian Space Agency astronaut.

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posted 07-10-2007 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem today finally added the new patch to their listings.

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posted 07-12-2007 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who is the STS-118 patch designer?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-12-2007 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Former STS-118 crew member Scott Parazynski (now assigned to STS-120) designed the STS-118 patch.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-12-2007 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the description of the 13A.1 payload emblem, as offered by Michael Rodriggs, STS-118 Launch Package Manager, during the mission overview briefing earlier this week:
It is in the shape of the 'torch of knowledge' and it's taken right off the crew patch. This is to symbolize NASA's drive for discovery. It also represents the NASA educator astronaut corps within the astronaut group and also Barbara Morgan, flying on her flight.

You can see the apple at the base of the torch, and that's in memory of our first teacher in space, Christa McAuliffe.

The words along the torch handle, "Utilization" and "Logistics" represent the outfitting of the ISS as we continue to grow. Together they represent the SPACEHAB module that is being used to transfer all of this hardware. Being along the handle, they kind of represent also the support structure to the mission since 13A.1 has always been viewed as a resupply and science mission, even though we will also be adding to the assembly of ISS.

The ESP-3 is at top and bolded showing its significance for the ORUs we are flying to resupply failures on orbit and also carrying up the CMG.

Then you have our designation, 13A.1 and the three large stars you see represent the expedition crew members, two Russians and one American crew member.

The space station symbol is again taken from the flight crew patch and it's flying above the Earth, and prominent in the image is the S5 area, where we will be installing that S5 truss to continue the assembly of ISS.

The remaining stars in the sky represent the shuttle crew members involved with the mission.

Finally, the Moon and Mars at the top left of the patch represent NASA's future goals as we learn from our experiences here in low Earth orbit.

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posted 07-13-2007 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, do you know if NASA has approved a patch made out of this (payload) emblem? Thank you Michael for the description. An excellent design.

Robert Pearlman
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I asked Rodriggs about the use of the payload emblem, whether team members wore patches or pins with it or where it would it appear. He said that its primary purpose was to hang in Mission Control during and after the mission and that if there are patches or pins produced, they are very few in number as they aren't in great demand within NASA.

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posted 07-16-2007 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA has Drew wearing his orange suit with 118 patch with Anderson name on it. I think it's funny.

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posted 08-04-2007 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It looks like STS-118 arrived on the ISS early, or at least a version of its patch did:

As seen in this crop from NASA photo ISS015-E-14759, showing some of ISS 15 Flight Engineer Clay Anderson's personal items inside the Destiny Lab, his STS-118 patch (with his name) is hanging alongside his STS-117 patch, Astronaut Group 17 patch and name tag.

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Looking at the patch, and knowing Scott Kelly's Navy background, it looks like they slipped in Navy design element. The blue star field and red and white stripes looks like a ship's commissioning pennant.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 08-18-2007 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-51L patch is also onboard STS-118.

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Pity an era-appropriate patch couldn't be used (with the grey border and line under the yellow swoosh where it meets the white circle) and just used the later AB Emblem version.

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posted 08-19-2007 08:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like a one piece 51-L patch.

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