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Moonbase Alphan
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posted 12-05-2008 09:01 AM     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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STS-128 will launch the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo packed with science and storage racks to the International Space Station. The mission will include three spacewalks to remove and replace a materials processing experiment outside ESA's Columbus module and return an empty ammonia tank assembly.

Rick Sturckow will command space shuttle Discovery on the STS-128 mission, currently targeted for launch August 6, 2009. Kevin Ford will serve as the pilot. Mission specialists are Danny Olivas, Patrick Forrester, Jose Hernandez and European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang.

The mission will deliver a new station crew member, Nicole Stott, to the outpost and return Tim Kopra to Earth.

An interesting look...

Editor's note: The original artwork as posted was incorrect, as subsequently noted. To avoid future confusion, it has been replaced by the final design above.

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posted 12-05-2008 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting. The color scheme seems more muted than recent emblems. Definetly less busy than COL Sturckow's last mission patch.

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posted 12-05-2008 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I would have preferred some bolder color choices, I respect their decisions.

I understand that Pat Forrester had a hand in this as he did on his two previous missions.

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posted 12-05-2008 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This vaguely reminds me of Apollo 10's emblem. I think it's because of the blues, the shield-ish design, and because there's a lot going on inside it.

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posted 12-05-2008 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hm. I dunno... I'm kinda lukewarm on this one. I like the two-tone blue motif, but the shape still makes it seem way too busy. I'll still buy one though.

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posted 12-05-2008 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That will look very sharp on the flightsuits!

Pat Forrester once walked up to me and handed me an STS-105 patch he had tucked away in one of his flightsuit pockets. He had noticed all the NASA patches on my jacket, I guess. Helluva nice guy, and obviously into patches like us!

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posted 12-05-2008 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I changed the image's background from white to black, and the colors popped right out.

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posted 12-05-2008 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like I am going to have to pick up a few of these patches. Been waiting a long time for a "Ford" on a patch!

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posted 12-06-2008 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for webhamster   Click Here to Email webhamster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it but something bugs me. The flag looks like it's the wrong way around to me. Or am I the only one who sees it that way?

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posted 12-06-2008 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It might look odd, but it is correct - the stars are always in the top left corner. For a good example, have a look at the flag painted on the side of the VAB...

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posted 12-06-2008 09:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it.

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posted 12-06-2008 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Much blue and yellow colour. A tribute to Sweden and Fuglesang? There have been better patches.

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posted 12-06-2008 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice and original. However I would have used a darker blue at background.

In spite of I like it.

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posted 12-06-2008 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shade of blue seems perfect to me since it blends with the blue tone in the Swedish flag.

A very nice patch, but Tim and Jorge's STS-126 still unsurpassed in the recent releases.

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posted 12-07-2008 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The "overlapping" where the crew names are listed reminds me of the STS-29 patch.

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posted 12-10-2008 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had a chance today to see the version of the STS-128 patch posted in the crew offices and saw that their version was far different than the one I posted earlier.

I checked on the jpg that I posted earlier, to see if it was truly the final version of the image - and it turns out that it was not the correct version of the patch. As interesting as the pale blue was, I like this one much better!

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posted 12-10-2008 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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However I would have used a darker blue at background.
What was I saying...? I think it looks much better now.

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posted 03-03-2009 05:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the AB Emblem patch:

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posted 03-03-2009 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When will this patch be officially released?

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posted 03-03-2009 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The AB Emblem patch is now for sale. (The above example was purchased at the JSC Exchange Store.)

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posted 04-30-2009 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-128 artwork has been redesigned. No idea what the impact of the redesign will be on the products already released - but the mistake was rather painful for Europe. Find the difference... Wondering why they did not clean up the radiator panel mess at the same time...

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posted 04-30-2009 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow - how did THAT slip through? So sorry ESA!

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Why would this mistake be painful for Europe, just because it's an ESA flight?

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posted 04-30-2009 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Look at what was missing from the ISS in the original design: ESA's Columbus.
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No idea what the impact of the redesign will be on the products already released...
Looking at the AB Emblem patch, you'd be hard pressed to make out that the lab was missing, so it will be interesting to see if they make any change.

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I have to say, when the art was first posted for this patch, I wasn't too enamored of it. It looks a LOT better in embroidery, IMO.

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quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Look at what was missing from the ISS in the original design: ESA's Columbus
Oh right! I thought it was just the wonky radiator panels...

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posted 07-07-2009 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-128/17a increment logo:

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posted 07-23-2009 04:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A hi res version of the payload patch is at SpaceFacts.de.

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posted 07-29-2009 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
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Looking at the AB Emblem patch, you'd be hard pressed to make out that the lab was missing, so it will be interesting to see if they make any change.
Well, what do you know... AB Emblem did update the patch:

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Wow, very interesting. I thought for sure they were just going to leave it alone. Now, I guess all the online websites probably still have a full stock of the original version so how would we know where to get the updated or revised version of the STS-128 patch?

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posted 08-02-2009 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there any word about AB Emblem putting out a corrected STS-128 patch with the Columbus module on it? Is the crew wearing a corrected version?

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posted 08-02-2009 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bill, if you look at my July 29th post, it illustrates that AB Emblem has corrected their patch by adding Columbus. Both stations illustrated are AB Emblem patches; the ISS on the right is the revised edition.

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posted 08-07-2009 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For whatever it's worth, the crew today took part in their dress rehearsal terminal countdown demonstration test wearing patches without the corrected Columbus.

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posted 08-24-2009 02:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From our latest article:
The astronauts received the Columbus-amended patches about two weeks ago.

"I believe that all the patches we will be wearing will have [Columbus]," Forrester said.

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posted 08-24-2009 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great article Robert, but
"ESA was quick to pick up on the fact that the Columbus module was not there," explained Forrester.
It is my understanding that Christer Fuglesang himself discovered that Columbus was missing, not ESA...

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posted 08-24-2009 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting, though I can only report what Forrester told me during our interview...

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posted 08-24-2009 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears that during a fit check on his LES suit, Hernandez had the corrected version. The photo is dated 08/20 in the Kennedy Media Gallery.

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posted 08-29-2009 04:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Who is the patch designer?

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posted 08-29-2009 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As mentioned in this article, mission specialist Pat Forrester designed the patch, as he did the patches for his prior flights STS-105 and STS-117.

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posted 08-29-2009 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the error missing Columbus module is missing on the lapel pin Kennedy Space Center's store is selling. I am unable to enlarge it to improve viewing.

Why isn't the decal advertised on their online store?


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