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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2006 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Four different versions of the ISS Expedition 15 insignia:

Where's Tani?

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posted 12-05-2006 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very cool design. The name thing is going to be a major headache though.

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posted 12-05-2006 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if anyone's seen the portrait of Oleg Kotov with the Expedition 15 patch.

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posted 12-05-2006 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. Here's an alternate pose:

I think I like the smiling version better...

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posted 12-06-2006 01:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could be wrong, but that doesn't look like an actual embroidered patch he's wearing. It looks like something that came off a color printer, made just for the portrait session.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 12-06-2006 05:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, that's not unusual. There are some more photos where astronauts/cosmonauts are wearing decals or something like that because a patch is still in the process of qualification.

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posted 12-07-2006 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will you patch collectors buy all the different name versions? I am guessing all variations will be for sale. After a few missions like this, that will get expensive. At least there is just one basic design and you could just go with a basic patch with no names. I can foresee an expedition where every new member will have a completely different design.

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posted 12-13-2006 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today, during the Expedition 15 media briefing held at Johnson Space Center, commander Fyodor Yurchikhin described his crew's patch for collectSPACE:
This was my idea and then my crew helped me design everything for this patch. For me and for us, the Expedition 15, it is not only our crew. Expedition 15 is all people who work with this program, very nice, very complex-able (sic) program. I think that one of greatest view that everybody can understand, this is our map and our orbits. We use this in Russian MCC or in American, in Houston MCC. We use like this view in orbit — like world map — we have world map in our computers or in Russian segment we have the program Sigma (its the same program). Because a very important question everybody is 'Where we are?' — yes, of course, 'Who we are?', Expedition 15 — 'where we are?' in orbit. An orbit continues and our program continues, and now our orbit is Expedition 15. You can see this in our patch, yes?

Two vehicles are important. One of this is station. The second is Soyuz spacecraft or shuttle or ATV or Progress, like these vehicles here. And to that, its vehicles and MCC — you can understand that the dot is on the Houston Mission Control Center and on the Moscow Control Center. This is important.

Of course, all our names. Maybe, and its official, we hope we can see everybody. Because in center we can see the pyramid, yes? The bottom of pyramid is Tani and we hope to see Tani (laughs) in our flight. Its like this.

The sun, everybody understands what is the sun. The sun is very important to us. Everyday we can see the sun, we are glad that our life continues and our flight continues, our orbits continue.

As Yurchikhin mentioned, the version of the emblem displayed with them today had all five crew members' names:

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For those interested, here's a copy of the graphic shown in the previous pic from the news conference:

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posted 12-14-2006 01:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LoneStarScouter   Click Here to Email LoneStarScouter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think this is probably one of the nicest designs i've seen of the ISS patches. Looking forward to adding this one to my collection.

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posted 12-21-2006 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the official description of the emblem:
The operational teamwork between human spaceflight controllers and the on orbit crew take center-stage in the emblem of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 15.

Against a backdrop familiar to all flight controllers, past and present, independent of any nationality, the fifteenth Expedition to the ISS is represented in Roman numeral form as part of the ground track traces emblazoned on the Mercator projection of the home planet Earth.

The ISS, shown in its fully operational, assembly complete configuration, unfurls and then reunites the flags of this Russian and American crew in a show of our continuing international cooperation. Golden spheres placed strategically on the ground track near the Flight Control Centers of the United States and Russia, serve to symbolize both the joint efforts from each nation's team of flight controllers and the Shuttle and Soyuz crew vehicles in their chase orbit as they rendezvous with the ISS.

A rising sun provides a classic touch to the emblem signifying the perpetual nature of manned spaceflight operations and their origin in these two space faring nations.

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posted 12-27-2006 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keith.wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful design - one of the best crew patches of the STS/ISS era. Personally I think the no name version looks best - the names clutter the design.

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Very beautiful design. I would also prefer the one with no names.

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posted 01-17-2007 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OH COME ON! I like the design as much as the next person - and I do understand an astronaut wanting their name on their patch, but to collect this mission patch we're going to have to shell out $20-25 dollars instead of $5.

Thanks Mike LA for deciding against names.

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posted 01-17-2007 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess is there will be just one official patch from AB... and many different replica patches from non-AB suppliers on eBay.

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posted 01-18-2007 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Bill Hunt:
My guess is there will be just one official patch from AB...
An update having just spoken with our account manager, who in turn consulted with the NASA point of contact at AB Emblem: As of today, only the Yurchikhin, Williams, Kotov version of the ISS 15 patch has been approved for sale* but the other four versions of the patch are expected to go into production. In other words, if AB goes forward as they are being told by NASA today, then there will be five different AB Emblem ISS 15 patches (as pictured above).

* Though it appears on their website, AB does not yet have the ISS 15 YWK version in stock. It is not expected to begin shipping to resellers or customers until at earliest next week.

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posted 01-18-2007 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes... five patches!

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Yikes! make that SIX versions. NASA just released another one as well.

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Oh my god, but which will be the official one? I mean they can't all be official...

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Any word on when (if?) the "nameless" version will be put on the market by AB Emblem? Seeing I'm too cheap to buy all 6 versions, the one without names seems to be the way to go...

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posted 04-11-2007 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to point out, Tani is almost certainly not a part of Expedition 15 now with the shuttle delays. So I guess that's one or two less versions.

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posted 04-27-2007 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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...but which will be the OFFICIAL one?
Looks like for each combination of crew members they will display the related patch. Have a look at one ISS picture dated April 17, 2007.

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posted 06-09-2007 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New EVA's patches: Kotov's blue EVA-19 version and Yurchikhin's red EVA-19 version Orlan EVA patch in this photo?

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posted 06-10-2007 06:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patches on the right sleeves are variations of the mission patch but look below that on the suit and you'll see EVA patches. That design is really good. Pachenko at his best, in my opinion.

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posted 06-11-2007 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is some variation of this patch (without such stars and shuttle on it).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-18-2007 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before closing the hatches between the station and shuttle today, Suni Williams replaced the ISS Expedition 15 patch hung over the entranceway to the Destiny lab with one bearing her replacement, Clay Anderson's name:

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posted 07-07-2007 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering what other patch collectors are doing for the new Expedition 15 patch with Anderson on it and the Tani patch if he flies on STS-120.

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posted 07-07-2007 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem generally produces mission and expeditions patches based upon what NASA orders. Assuming that the space agency will have a need for Anderson-Expedition 15 patches, I would assume its only a matter of time before they are available.

As for Tani, as Expedition 16 will start before he launches on STS-120, he will not have an Expedition 15 patch (as was first envisioned). As such, I doubt AB Emblem will produce the now outdated design(s) that included his name.

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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...

...and a blank version.

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It's a shame they never made an embroidered version with Williams and Anderson's name on because that would save collectors (like me) having to get both individual patches, or the one without any names at all (boring!)...

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posted 03-13-2008 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem has the patch without names.

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I know, what I meant was:

Because there is no patch with both names, you either have to buy both separately OR the one with no names at all...

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posted 03-15-2008 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Williams and Anderson were never at the same time part of Expedition 15. When the shuttle arrived (STS-117) Anderson became an Expedition 15 crew member and Williams a shuttle crew member, so Expedition 15 always was three people, never four, so a patch with four names was/is not necessary... and therefore never made.

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So how many versions of this patch are there, then five or six? Also did they ever sell all versions to the public?

The only ones I have ever seen are the ones AB Emblem still have on their website the one with no names, the first crew patch and the second crew patch. So what about the others?

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posted 07-01-2012 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This version:

Made by AB Emblem is available from spacepatches.nl (send me an e-mail if interested).

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So how many versions of this patch are there then, five or six?
Just the four versions as shown at the top of this thread were made into patches by AB Emblem. I've not seen any others.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 07-04-2012 10:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If we are talking of patches made by AB Emblem than you are correct, Kevin. But Randy Hunt did make some different patches related to this mission.

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But Randy Hunt did make some different patches related to this mission.
Of course he did.

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posted 07-04-2012 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Harald, I was talking about just the 'official' ones manufactured by AB Emblem. But Randy Hunt probably did make some other combinations of crews along with ones made in Malaysia and China.

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I noticed in a picture on the NASA galleries showing on board the ISS the Expedition 15 decal has the names of the four crew members that was left by the crew of Expedition 15. Does anyone know if that decal has ever been released to the public?

All the internet space websites only has the Expedition 15 sticker with no names.

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