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Moonbase_Alphan
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posted 04-18-2007 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase_Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase_Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-122 patch was posted at NASA back on April 10. I didn't see it listed around here, so I thought I'd post it for everyone.

It's "unique", to say the least!

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posted 04-18-2007 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, this is different... and certainly a thing of beauty!

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posted 04-18-2007 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FutureAstronaut   Click Here to Email FutureAstronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I agree this is a very beautiful patch. Do you know who the designer is?

Very unique indeed.

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posted 04-18-2007 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definately unique!
Is the white background part of the patch?
Thanks for posting.

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posted 04-18-2007 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase_Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase_Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't believe the white is part of the image, and that the patch is a black-edged eight-point star

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posted 04-19-2007 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They won't be able to add a "tab" to this one!
Great design! I look forward to adding it to my collection.

Hey Luc is this your work?
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posted 04-23-2007 04:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wish it were, Tim. How I would love to design a Shuttle patch before the program ends. But this is a great patch, totally diffrent from patches we've seen earlier. I hope some gold thread will be used in the embroidered version...

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posted 04-23-2007 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't worry Luc.

You have made one of the most beautiful emblems of the Soyuz Program with the TMA 4 (perhaps the nicest of all).

I also would love to get an original emblem flowing and performed with a Shuttle Crew.

Do you think we (Tim, Jacques you and I) would create one?

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posted 05-12-2007 04:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch has been spotted in recent NASA photographs:

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posted 05-15-2007 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase_Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase_Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
here's a link to a copy of a high rez version of the 122 patch for those that have been looking for one

122 hi-rez

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posted 08-12-2007 03:43 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 official description and link to the insignia on NASA's website:
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STS122-S-001A - The STS-122 patch depicts the continuation of the voyages of the early explorers to today's frontier, space. The ship denotes the travels of the early expeditions from the east to the west. The space shuttle shows the continuation of that journey along the orbital path from west to east. A little more than 500 years after Columbus sailed to the new world, the STS-122 crew will bring the European laboratory module "Columbus" to the International Space Station to usher in a new era of scientific discovery.
And while I now see that SpaceFacts has this as well, during a recent tour of the Space Station Processing Facility, I photographed the 1E increment insignia that was hanging on a door:

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posted 08-13-2007 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
And while I now see that SpaceFacts has this as well, during a recent tour of the Space Station Processing Facility, I photographed the 1E increment insignia that was hanging on a door.
We have this patch already on our site www.spacepatches.nl for several months now, with better colours... and note that this is still NOT the official Columbus patch !!!!

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posted 09-24-2007 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA has given approval to AB Emblem to start production of the STS-122 patch:

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posted 09-24-2007 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice to see the U.K. shown on a space patch.

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posted 10-21-2007 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase_Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase_Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The released version of the increment patch for 1E is quite a bit different than the one snapped in the picture. Why all the changes? I don't know.

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posted 10-21-2007 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still do not think this would be the official ESA logo for Columbus, but it could be NASA's....

Here is why form ESA:

Some managers did feel that ESA was "underepresented" in the design.
At least one ESA-manager from Italy did not accept it, because the "jet" or "beam" connecting the SANTA MARIA and the COLUMBUS-Module were the colors of the Spanish flag and not ESA or may be the "Italian colors".

Until now there is no other payload-logo designed or released....

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posted 10-21-2007 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase_Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase_Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Jacques van Oene:
I still do not think this would be the official ESA logo for Columbus, but it could be NASA's...
I haven't seen a Columbus Module patch from NASA or from ESA.

The payload patch is usually independent of the increment patch, right? So I doubt anyone would use the 1E patch for the Columbus payload.

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posted 11-09-2007 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who is the STS-122 patch designer?

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posted 11-14-2007 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-122 embroidered patch released.

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posted 11-16-2007 09:09 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 Marwin2:
Who is the STS-122 patch designer?
The short answer: STS-122 mission specialist Rex Walheim's wife, Margie. (For the long answer, look for our article after STS-122 launches.)

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posted 11-17-2007 04:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The short answer: STS-122 mission specialist Rex Walheim's wife, Margie. (For the long answer, look for our article after STS-122 launches.)
Thank you very much, Robert!

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posted 11-18-2007 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ESA has posted the Columbus logo:

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posted 12-03-2007 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DLR's Columbus decal (via AstroAddies):

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posted 12-03-2007 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
DLR's Columbus decal
What is DLR?

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posted 12-03-2007 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DLR is Germany's national research center for aeronautics and space:
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As Germany's Space Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as well as international representation of Germany's interests.

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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
DLR is Germany's national research center...
Thank you.

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posted 12-03-2007 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ESA logo for Columbus is like some of the old Freedom logos.

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posted 02-09-2008 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The short answer: STS-122 mission specialist Rex Walheim's wife, Margie. (For the long answer, look for our article after STS-122 launches.)
Please, don't forget about it!

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posted 02-11-2008 04:27 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 Marwin2:
Please, don't forget about it!
cS: 'Columbus' compass' and crew mementos on-board space shuttle Atlantis
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"My wife came up with the original design," Walheim told collectSPACE.com during a pre-flight interview. "She's a graphic designer by trade. She's a stay-at-home mom now but she designed the patch."
When I asked Walheim about the patch, he said that he knew I was going to ask about it because he had read this thread, where our readers were asking about it!

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