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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-08-2007 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

(Following a trend to go "nameless" started by Expedition 14 and perhaps in part due to Expedition 15, which at last count had at least six different patches due to different name configurations, the ISS 16 patch reportedly signals a design decision that will keep the names off all subsequent station crew logos.)

KSCartist
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posted 02-08-2007 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't say I'm not a bit relieved to see this without names. It's a simple yet powerful design. Is the central focus an eclipse?

The only change I would have made would have been to make the ISS white (like a star).

Nice Job.

Robert is this Peggy Whitson's crew?

Tim

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posted 02-08-2007 05:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice and simple. My only objection is that it looks like the ISS is using a laser against a ground target....

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posted 02-08-2007 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacy   Click Here to Email spacy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually I am glad that they won't use names anymore. There have been so many "problems" with the names.

For example ISS 13 without the name of Reiter.
Or the ISS 15 with all those different versions.

The patch looks pretty and is kept very simple.
Someone could find such a patch boring, but I like also "simple" patches with few objects.

Nice work!

PS: Maybe instead of that arrays (laser-like) they could fit in the earth.

lucspace
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posted 02-08-2007 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the Earth IS in there. I think it is the black disk, backlit by the sun behind it. I think it is a wonderfull design, but I do miss the names. They add very human touch to patch desings which tend to concentrate on hardware. Nevertheless, I will be very pleased to add this one to my collection; one of the best Expedition patches!

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posted 02-08-2007 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacy   Click Here to Email spacy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some patches are wonderfull because they contain many objects, names and are really artistic. Other patches are beautiful because they are kept very simpel.

luc: you may be right with the earth as the black shape. But that reminds us terrestians more to a solar eclipse ...

Tom
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posted 02-08-2007 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simple but very professional looking. Looks nice sans crew member names.
Thanks, Robert.

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posted 02-08-2007 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart-

Regarding the laser targeting- when I was helping John and Sergei with the Expedition 11 patch, I created one design that showed the ISS obiting over the Earth's crescent right at the moment the Sun burst happens on the horizon.

John said they were concerned it looked like a bomber pulling up after a raid on a city. Oops, Scratch that idea.

Tim

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posted 02-08-2007 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I remember that story; that's why the insignia reminded me of what it did. Additionally, the orbit around the astronaut pin reminds me of the Death Star's explosion from Star Wars....

I think I need some more caffeine as well as taking a break from writing about dog parks, affordable housing, and privitizing custodians (not in the same story.)

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posted 02-08-2007 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, Hart, Tom, and (excuse me forgetting names) all of you, my friends, I think this is a simply, nice and representative patch of a ISS Mission.

Do you remember Apollo 11? The highest expression of Mission Patch, because it was the most representative human conquest out of this world: It had no names.

My best regards for all of you.

Jorge

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posted 02-08-2007 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge-

You know how it is. Give each of us the same design to "tweak" and you'd get that many different designs.

It IS a good patch. I'll enjoy adding it to my collection.

Tim

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posted 02-11-2007 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Surely this is a rough pre-finished version? It looks crude enough to have been whipped up be a bunch of 10 year-olds...

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posted 02-25-2007 01:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JGJ   Click Here to Email JGJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
HQ version available now... http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-16/html/iss016s001a.html

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-25-2007 09:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And its description:
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This patch commemorates the sixteenth expeditionary mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The design represents the conjunction of two unique astronomical events: a transit of the ISS across the surface of a full moon, and a nearly complete annular eclipse of the sun. The ISS is shown in its complete configuration, symbolizing the role of this expedition in preparing for the arrival and commissioning of international partner modules and components. The ISS transit across the moon highlights its role in developing the techniques and innovations critical to enable long-duration expeditions to the lunar surface and beyond.

John Charles
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posted 02-25-2007 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Charles     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by JGJ:
HQ version available now...

...and reminiscent of the Gemini 12 patch. That mission actually observed a solar eclipse from low earth orbit.

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-24-2007 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Six different crew photos (be glad there aren't names on the patch):

Robert Pearlman
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NavySpaceFan
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posted 05-29-2007 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, do you have the NASA links to these pictures? They are not yet posted on the NASA Human Spaceflight ISS photo gallery.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-29-2007 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To my knowledge, they haven't yet been posted to a public NASA website yet, but should be soon.

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posted 05-30-2007 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are bigger version of them...

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NavySpaceFan
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posted 07-20-2007 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the ISS Expedition 16 crew portraits are now posted on NASA's Human Space Flight website.

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