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spaceman
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posted 12-09-2006 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just came across the patch design for Mr. Simonyi: look under pictures for December.

aerospace educator
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posted 12-12-2006 12:43 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those of you without Flash, here is the patch image:

The text description for the patch is as follows:

Charles Simonyi Mission Patch

Because I will come back on a different spacecraft with a different crew than for the launch, I can have my own personal mission patch. Here I am able to express all the important symbology that 'is significant to. me.

In the rectangular background, we see parts of three flags. There is a large American Stars and Stripes, because I am American. We also have a smaller Hungarian flag (red-white-green) and a Russian flag (white-blue-red). The former recognizes that I am Hungarian by birth, by my mother tongue, and that grew up in Hungary. The historical Russian flag reminds us that I will be flying-on Russian spacecrafts and be a guest of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. To me it is especially poignant that the Russian flag is not the same as. the former Soviet (red) flag. . On the circular foreground is my name, the mission number, and the year of flight. The motto I chose is "From Ideas to Reality." This refers to the mysterious process of how ideas, such as abstract mathematics, software, or even an intangible human intention, can progress to where they can affect the real world. The rest of the image reinforces this connection by showing an important idea-the theorem of Pythagoras-and the reality of the Soyuz spacecraft visiting the International Space Station orbiting around our Earth.

Of course there is no "Constellation of Pythagoras" visible in the sky, but the point is that the ideas are everywhere and that they can be very powerful indeed.

MSS
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posted 06-27-2007 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone give details about this blue patch from this photo?

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Maciej,
Astronauts & Cosmonauts & their flights

spaceman
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posted 07-03-2007 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the Charles Simonyi patch available anywhere please? On his website you could complete a quiz, print off your certificate and obtain one from cub/scout stores in the U.S.

MSS
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posted 07-12-2007 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MSS:
Can someone give details about this blue patch from this photo?
It's the logo of Institute for Advanced Study!

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Maciej,
Astronauts & Cosmonauts & their flights

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