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Moonbase_Alphan
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posted 02-16-2008 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase_Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase_Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again, partway through an on-going mission (STS-122), another mission patch is released. Here is STS-126:

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posted 02-16-2008 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very different to several others. I like it.

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posted 02-16-2008 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like that it is in the shape of the Leonardo MPLM.

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posted 02-16-2008 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Choose2Go   Click Here to Email Choose2Go     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I like that it is in the shape of the Leonardo MPLM.
Better than being shaped like Leonardo the Ninja Turtle!

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posted 02-16-2008 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for embangloy   Click Here to Email embangloy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice patch; it also seems to have some similarities to one of the STS-62A artwork.

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posted 02-16-2008 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that the stylized constellation Orion in the BG there? Symbolic of the forthcoming transition to Project Orion?

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posted 02-16-2008 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sure Bill. It is.

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posted 02-16-2008 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice.

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posted 02-16-2008 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The sunrise looks very much like the STS-115 patch.

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posted 02-17-2008 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very early. I was originally expecting the STS-125 patch to be out about now but everything seems to be coming out faster, including crew photos.

If they keep revealing patches and crew photos this early we'll end up having nothing to look forward to near the end of the program!

Nice patch though.

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posted 02-17-2008 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's interesting, what presents red four-rays star?

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It's interesting, what presents red four-rays star?
I suspect that is meant to represent Mars (and perhaps also the "Beyond" in 'Moon, Mars and Beyond').

But maybe the artists can let us know...

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posted 02-17-2008 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I suspect that is meant to represent Mars (and perhaps also the "Beyond" in 'Moon, Mars and Beyond').
Tim? It's your turn...

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posted 02-17-2008 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In due time. You guys have it pretty well figured out though.

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posted 02-17-2008 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love the Blue and Gold color scheme!!! I wonder why they used it.

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posted 04-04-2008 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the patch for 126. Great colors and design. The designers did an awesome job. I look forward to seeing it on their suits!

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posted 05-14-2008 02:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the design's kind of cool as well.

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posted 05-17-2008 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now the patch is on the NASA Human Spaceflight gallery.
The STS-126 patch represents Space Shuttle Endeavour on its mission to help complete the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS). The inner patch outline depicts the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) Leonardo. This reusable logistics module will carry the equipment necessary to sustain a crew of six on board the ISS and will include additional crew quarters, exercise equipment, galley, and life support equipment. In addition, a single expedition crew member will launch on STS-126 to remain on board ISS, replacing an expedition crew member who will return home with the shuttle crew. Near the center of the patch, the constellation Orion reflects the goals of the human spaceflight program, returning us to the Moon and on to Mars, the red planet, which are also shown. At the top of the patch is the gold symbol of the astronaut office. The sunburst, just clearing the horizon of the magnificent Earth, powers all these efforts through the solar arrays of the ISS current configuration orbiting high above.

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posted 05-17-2008 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The guys who ever designed that patch are to be commended and praised for their artwork. The astronauts autographs in gold next to there name on the inside (black and blue sections) would look really cool.

I would hire they guys any day to paint or create something for me.

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posted 05-18-2008 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At long last I am able to announce that the STS-126 patch was designed by an international team. KAPTEC and KSCartist.

When the opportunity presented itself thanks to collectSPACE, I wanted to share this project with another artist who had the same dream I did, "to contribute my talent to the space program and see my work orbit the Earth."

So I contacted Jorge (who is an incredible talent) to work with me. After 3 months the artwork you see above at the beginning of this thread is the result.

Thank you to all of you for your generous compliments on the design.

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posted 05-18-2008 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Tim for your words. It would have been impossible without you. I'm happy of our work together and for the International Team we have created.

Thank you also guys for your compliments and comments on the patch. It has been a long time a far dream for me, now released thanks to Tim. And I'm very glad to have contributed in a minimum part to this great dream like the Space Conquest is.

Thank you sirs.

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posted 05-18-2008 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for keith.wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work guys!! Look forward to seeing the embroidered version and hearing more of the story of this patch's creation.

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posted 05-18-2008 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done, Tim!!!! I love the Navy colors! Did CAPT Ferguson request the Navy theme?

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posted 05-18-2008 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A sincere 'well done' to my fellow artists. A great emblem. Fantastic work, guys.

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posted 05-18-2008 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CONGRATULATIONS Tim and Jorge on a wonderful design. The orbiter and earth are so realistic looking. It's really a dramatic patch!

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posted 05-18-2008 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulation to you Tim and Jorge for designing a very nice patch.

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posted 05-18-2008 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job on your design. I'm glad to see that the astronauts took your design for their mission.

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posted 05-19-2008 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks again fellas compliments from talents like you mean a lot.

I came up with the blue and gold because I knew Captain Ferguson was Navy. Besides those two colors work very well togther. Incidently Jorge changed my bright gold to a more rich and subtle color. I can't wait to see it embroidered.

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posted 05-19-2008 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done, guys! A great looking patch. And one of the last shuttle patches too. Congrats!

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posted 05-19-2008 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really we had a good time changing us each other the colors and the external shape until it becomes a formal idea...

Keith, Ed, Navy, Mike, Harald, Bill... once again thank you very much. It's a pleasure for me read your HQ comments.

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posted 05-19-2008 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A very handsome design... to the space patch-lover, nothing better that to see your design up there!

But do tell us... will the yellow in the design be gold thread?

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posted 05-19-2008 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We hope so, Luc.

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posted 09-10-2008 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem is now shipping the STS-126 patch. Spaceflight Now has it for sale.

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posted 09-11-2008 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The embroidered version looks very dark and dull. They should have put a yellow-gold like with the STS-123 patch to make it look brighter...

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posted 09-12-2008 04:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally, I would have chosen metallic gold thread for the "gold" parts of the patch so I understand your feelings.

That being said the embroidery is pretty faithful to the colors chosen by the crew so I have to respect that.

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posted 09-12-2008 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really colors of the patch ARE the colors of our artwork, specially the blue (not as shown on NASA) but... where we used gold embroiderers have choosen yellow.

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posted 10-02-2008 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The payload patch (ULF-2).

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posted 10-02-2008 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really surprising...

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I don't like it very much. I wish they wouldn't copy the crew patch like that!

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posted 10-27-2008 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice article and picture Tim on Florida Today's blog.

The best crew patch yet. You know I am biased but it is true.

See you at the launch...


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