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lucspace
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posted 10-27-2008 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way to go, Tim! Congratulations on yet another design that makes it to orbit!

KSCartist
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posted 10-27-2008 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the kind words but I need to remind everyone that this patch would not have been possible with my partner Jorge (KAPTEC). He's an incredible talent and a good friend.

Since we met here on cS I have promised Robert the first crack at telling the patch story.

I am recieving the attention from FL Today because I am a local and they remember I did Expedition 11.

So thank you and share your good wishes with Mi Amigo Dr. Cartes too.

KAPTEC
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posted 10-27-2008 01:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you my good fellow.

BMckay
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posted 10-27-2008 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge, you coming over for the launch?

Tom
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posted 10-27-2008 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, Jorge... Congratulations!

Great design... definitely one of the best of the entire shuttle program.

Mike Z
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posted 10-27-2008 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations on a great story in Florida Today and a real honor!! Your talents will forever be in space history. I too say that it is the best shuttle patch ever. The detail on the shuttle is fantastic. Also the colors are very bold and dramatic!! I'm sure the crew is very proud to wear this patch!

KAPTEC
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posted 10-28-2008 03:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BMckay:
Jorge, you coming over for the launch?
I wish, and was invited by Tim, but I must to stay here working. Perhaps new year in another launch...

We'll see.

Thank you all for your wonderful words about the patch. I think we did a good job, and is very, very pleasant and funny to work along with Tim. He's a great guy and I'm proud to be his friend.

buckeyecal
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posted 10-28-2008 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey! Congrats you two!!!! You guys got quite a talent, and meetin up with the crew to boot, Wow! Well done Gentlemen. (BTW Tim, thanks for the advice, you're a good man...)

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-14-2008 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, saw the TV interview of you here in Titusville in front of the AHOF talking about your patch. You interviewed well, congrads!!!!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-25-2008 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
collectSPACE: Astronauts and artists shape mission patch
Look too closely at the STS-126 mission patch and you might miss it. The crew emblem, which depicts space shuttle Endeavour on its way back from the International Space Station (ISS) -- a scene that will be played out for real on Sunday should the current schedule and weather hold -- also symbolizes the flight's primary payload.

You just have to step back to see it.

NavySpaceFan
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posted 11-26-2008 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great article Rob!!! Tim and Jorge make a formidable pair!

robsouth
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posted 11-26-2008 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My personal thoughts on this patch can be summed up in one word, boring. Seen it all before actually and the earth isn't that great looking in this one.

KSCartist
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posted 11-26-2008 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob, you certainly have a right to your opinion. But the bottom line is that every detail in the patch was requested by the crew over two and a half months of submitting and changing designs.

While Jorge and I were honored to work with them, the patch is theirs not ours. I'll hang it on my wall with pride as a memento of a great time collaborating with people I admire.

In 2009 you'll see more designs that look very different because each crew wants to have something unique.

KAPTEC
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posted 11-27-2008 06:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not going to criticize any opinion. I like the patch. You don't? OK. I like to know your opinion and I'm happy because you can say it.

Tom
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posted 11-27-2008 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While were talking about shuttle crew patches and "new ideas", was the decision to include only the "up" crew member to ISS, instead of both as was done prior to Columbia, made by the entire astronaut office, or just a coincidence that all crews from STS-114 forward decided to do that?

BTW... Tim, Jorge... love the "126" patch! Thank you.

robsouth
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posted 11-27-2008 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the artists have just been following the instructions of the astronauts then I guess its no wonder that we continually get these generic patches. To be positive about it, I do think that using the shape of the module as the shape of the patch is clever.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-27-2008 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, personal critiques aside, the STS-126 insignia has now joined a limited collection of crew emblems now permanently attached to the International Space Station.

KSCartist
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posted 11-28-2008 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Jorge - you can now add the International Space Station to the places your artwork is on display.

Tom, in fact some of our early designs did show both Chamitoff and Magnus. But for whatever reason the crews have decided to only have the names of the people who launch together on the patch.

We know not everyone will be pleased with every crew patch - that's life. But unlike what Erik mentioned in the Exp 19 thread, we do not shy away from constructive criticism. Someone not liking a design does nothing to change the fact that we had the pleasure of working with the crew to create it.

We have shared our art and responded to both positive and negative comments with an attempt to explain why you see what you see. In fact I smiled when I read Erik's post because he wants the story of the design on his website too.

Next year you will see more of our work. Some of it you will like some you won't.

KAPTEC
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posted 11-28-2008 03:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KSCartist:
Well Jorge - you can now add the International Space Station to the places your artwork is on display.
...OUR artwork Tim. And will be not the last...

spaceman
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posted 11-30-2008 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Front page credit for Tim and the STS-126 mission patch on today's Florida Today. Well done Tim!


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