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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-17-2007 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JAXA, Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency, will see the launch of its first human spaceflight facility, the Kibo Japenese Experiment Module (JEM), over the course of three space shuttle missions beginning next year. Just as its three parts, the logistics, pressurized and exposed modules, will dock together, so does JAXA's logo(s) for Kibo. The three-in-one insignia are designed so that they can stand alone with each mission, noting the JAXA astronaut accompanying each flight, i.e. Takao Doi on STS-123, Akihiko Hoshide on STS-124, and Koichi Wakata with STS-127.

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posted 08-17-2007 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Photo credit: JAXA
JAXA astronauts Koichi Wakata and Soichi Noguchi pose with the Kibo insignia.

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posted 03-04-2008 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seeing as STS-123 is just around the corner, are there any high-res versions?

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posted 03-04-2008 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The largest scans I have seen thus far are via SpaceFacts: 123, 124, 127.

Note that there exists another logo for Kibo, as described by NASA:

The logo for Kibo represents a soaring paper airplane, pioneered by JEM, carrying hopes for the future. Red circle = the earth, sun, and the Japanese flag. Blue background = the sky and the endless expanse of space beyond.
STS-123 mission specialist Rick Linnehan wore a lapel pin with that logo during his arrival in Florida for his crew's launch countdown dress rehearsal:

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posted 03-04-2008 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
The largest scans I have seen thus far are via SpaceFacts
They are coming from the JAXA site - but very difficult to find. I've published them in the original size.

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posted 03-04-2008 12:43 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 SPACEFACTS:
They are coming from the JAXA site - but very difficult to find.
Thanks, found them: STS-123, -124, -127.

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posted 03-05-2008 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patches and thanks for links.

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posted 06-25-2008 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just purchased a Kibo 1J Hoshide patch from The Space Store. I love it.

Does anyone know if the 1J/A STS-123 Takao Doi is/will be available for purchase?

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posted 06-25-2008 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I emailed The Space Store recently and they said it's unlikely they will have the STS-123 version.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-25-2008 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do not know who made the patch offered by The Space Store, but I have seen the official JAXA versions of the STS-123 and STS-124 patches (as well as the embroidered version of the four logo insignia) and I believe they are different from the one sold.

The JAXA patches are very thin (thinner than AB Emblem patches) and their border is flush (i.e. not raised) with the rest of the material. They have no tail on the reverse and are back-coated with a hard wax (the four logo version has a thin cloth, gauze-like or iron transfer overlay).

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posted 06-25-2008 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you both for your reply. I guess it seems unlikely that these will be added to the collection.

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posted 06-25-2008 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a close-up of a Kibo lapel pin of the kind worn by Rick Linnehan in the above picture (still in its sealed bag, so forgive the reflections and other stuff):

There are also lapel pins that match the mission-specific Kibo emblems.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-28-2009 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For future reference, here are all four of the JAXA official edition patches:

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posted 07-28-2009 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a Kibo logo patch:

Mike Z
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posted 08-31-2009 10:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where to buy the KIBO Patch for STS-127? The Space Store had it but they no longer have any. I have been looking for one for quite a while with no luck.

hoorenz
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posted 09-01-2009 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More Kibo stuff:

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