Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Patches & Pins
  STS-124 mission patch revision

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   STS-124 mission patch revision
Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 05-30-2008 03:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the ghost of Wally Schirra was whispering in my ear when I came up with this. Anyway, it is the STS-124 mission patch, after subtle alteration to signify a new mission goal for the crew, successful delivery of new componants to fix the balky toilet on the ISS.

cspg
Member

Posts: 4046
From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 05-30-2008 03:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Chris.

Philip
Member

Posts: 4803
From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 05-30-2008 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Superb "toilet roll" design LOL

KSCartist
Member

Posts: 2488
From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 05-30-2008 05:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You ought to send it to the crew. Hilarious.

Tim

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 05-30-2008 05:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Truly inspired, Jay ...not to mention very well rendered -- it took me a few seconds to realize what had changed.

PowerCat
Member

Posts: 148
From: Herington, KS, USA
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 05-30-2008 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wally Schirra would be proud! Of course he would want to know which brand was being taken up!

KAPTEC
Member

Posts: 500
From: Madrid, Spain
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 05-30-2008 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Truly inspired, Jay ...not to mention very well rendered -- it took me a few seconds to realize what had changed.
I needed to look the original to find the change! Yes, I also think the crew must see it Jay.

NavySpaceFan
Member

Posts: 630
From: Norfolk, VA
Registered: May 2007

posted 05-30-2008 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that's damned funny!!!! I think the crew would love it!!

divemaster
Member

Posts: 1341
From: ridgefield, ct
Registered: May 2002

posted 05-30-2008 08:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think that Wally may have suggested a plunger, with the rolls on the handle.

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 05-30-2008 01:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought about a plunger, but I figured that wasn't subtle enough while most everyone in the western world knows what a white roll of paper represents.

Yes, if somebody does have the ability to forward this to the crew, go right ahead. I don't have access as of yet (working on it, not quite there though).

FFrench
Member

Posts: 3093
From: San Diego
Registered: Feb 2002

posted 05-30-2008 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job, Jay - you're on a roll!

Bill Hunt
Member

Posts: 378
From: Irvine, CA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 05-30-2008 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THAT IS AWESOME! Great job, Jay!

Robert, you should see if AB would make us a batch of those for fun. Some for us on the board, some for the crew as a joke.

------------------
Bill Hunt

buckeyecal
Member

Posts: 68
From: soon to be Boise, ID USA
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 05-30-2008 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if anyone is feeling FLUSHED at this point up at the ISS?!...Great creativity Jay!!!

Daniel

p.s. If those patches are made, will they be available in 2-ply?...

cspg
Member

Posts: 4046
From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 05-31-2008 12:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are the Japanese laughing? The new "patch" basically associates Kibo with a toilet roll (but you're smart enough to have erased the Japanese flag!)

Chris.

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 05-31-2008 01:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It still says Kibo on the bottom of the patch at least. Believe me I thought long and hard about how the Japanese might react before posting this. But seeing as how the Japanese do have a healthy sense of humor, I figured they would have gotten the jist of the joke as well as the rest of us.

I also did the patch as something of a metaphor about how the press will cover this mission anyway. When the time comes for the in orbit press conferences, how many questions will be fielded in regards to Kibo from the western press versus how many in regards to "if the toilet got fixed?" So the patch kind of serves two purposes, humor on one level and editorial comment on another.

mercsim
Member

Posts: 138
From: Phoenix, AZ
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 05-31-2008 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercsim   Click Here to Email mercsim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jay shows just how our space program was built. Someone using their imagination in a very clever way....

Thank you Jay for the great smile this morning.

Scott

spaceman
Member

Posts: 922
From: Walsall, West Midlands, UK
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 05-31-2008 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch idea I can W.C the funny side of it. Hope it doesn't get panned by other board members. Certainly deserves to be on a roll of honour (Honor for you guys).

Nick
Spaceman.
wwww.spaceboosters.co.uk

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 05-31-2008 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Jay! Your design caught the attention of The New York Times:

The Lede: Some Missions Are Just Funnier Than Others

Much has been made of the need to fix a malfunctioning toilet aboard the International Space Station. Toilets are, of course, comedy gold. And space toilets? More golden still. So news organizations have had a great deal of fun at NASA’s expense lately.

Many of the jokes were predictable: Headlines like “Space station incommoded by broken toilet” and “Houston, we have a potty problem” and, regrettably, “No. 1 problem on space station: Broken toilet leaves crew with almost nowhere to go.”

Some of the humor was more inventive. On the space enthusiast site Collectspace.com, a member of the ongoing discussion of mission patches and pins posted a reworked version of the official mission patch.

And be sure to check out the NYT blog for another great gag in the same spirit...

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 05-31-2008 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know, I am not exactly sure how to respond to that Robert. I'm too busy laughing right now.

I think Wally would be proud.

BTW, tell John I have a sink drain that is running a little slow in my bathroom. Think he could stop by my place when he gets a chance?

Bill Hunt
Member

Posts: 378
From: Irvine, CA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 06-01-2008 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm telling you... we need to see if AB would make a few of these for us. This is just too funny.

------------------
Bill Hunt

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 06-05-2008 11:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I've gotten some indications from other sites that apparently this patch artwork has been making the rounds of NASA emails. Nasaspaceflight.com made mention of it in the flight day four live spacewalk forum, although no mention was made as to who created it (no worries, after a few email links that information probably got lost anyway). Plus, the image file for it was called "bogroll.jpg" (bogroll?). I didn't call it that when I made it originally.

So if the STS-124 crew hasn't seen it yet, they probably will when they get back.

KAPTEC
Member

Posts: 500
From: Madrid, Spain
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 06-06-2008 03:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't worry Jay. In any case they will enjoy and laugh with your patch any day now. And be sure they will know who's the father of it...

Jorge.

mjanovec
Member

Posts: 3593
From: Midwest, USA
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 06-06-2008 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Chladek:
Plus, the image file for it was called "bogroll.jpg" (bogroll?).

"Bog roll" is a term some of our overseas friends use for a roll of toilet paper.

garymilgrom
Member

Posts: 1571
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 06-08-2008 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert I can't find the NYT blog you mention - any hints? Thanks.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 06-08-2008 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
I can't find the NYT blog you mention - any hints?
Gary, it is linked from the post that mentions it, or if you prefer, click here.

Speaking of blogs, the Christian Science Monitor's Horizon blog picked up on the New York Times' blog and blogged about the revised patch.

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 06-08-2008 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talk about tickling a few funny bones. Interesting.

The CSM article is pretty good with a nice diagram on the features of and how the ISS kamode works. It is very informative.

I will say though as fun it has been to have a few emails of fame for the patch, I am glad that once the toilet did get its pump fixed, the mission coverage has been almost exclusively focused on the JEM installation work. Which is as it should be since that was the main goal of this shuttle flight. As such, the patch is serving more as a humorous distraction (its primary goal) as opposed to editoral comment (secondary goal).

NavySpaceFan
Member

Posts: 630
From: Norfolk, VA
Registered: May 2007

posted 07-07-2008 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any word if the crew has seen this?

Jay Chladek
Member

Posts: 2211
From: Bellevue, NE, USA
Registered: Aug 2007

posted 07-10-2008 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They probably have. I got one email from a JSC source with the patch image embedded in it, so it apparently went all over the place during STS-124. As such I can imagine a copy of it ended up in at least one of the crew's email inbox for when they returned home. If not, then they might have seen it in some other capacity.

When I go down to JSC next week to conduct some astronaut interviews for my book research, I can make some inquiries. But my time is precious there and I don't want to use it up just asking questions about this. Unfortunately, none of my interviews this time will be with any of the engineers who worked on the ISS waste removal system and they more then likely would be in the loop of any feedback concerning the patch at JSC (be it from astronauts or anyone else).

NavySpaceFan
Member

Posts: 630
From: Norfolk, VA
Registered: May 2007

posted 07-10-2008 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jay Chladek:
When I go down to JSC next week to conduct some astronaut interviews for my book research, I can make some inquiries.
Thanks Jay!!! Also, what sort of book are you working on?

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 07-10-2008 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by NavySpaceFan:
Also, what sort of book are you working on?
See: Outposts On The Frontier (Outward Odyssey)

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement