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Moonbase Alphan
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posted 12-12-2008 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan   Click Here to Email Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Expedition 20 will be the 20th long duration mission on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and the first to include six crew members.

Expedition 20 begins with the Soyuz TMA-14 docking and the arrival of three new crew members in May 2009.

  • Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, International Space Station commander, and NASA astronaut Michael R. Barratt will launch in March 2009 on Soyuz TMA-14 and return in October 2009 on the same vehicle.
  • NASA astronaut Tim Kopra will launch on STS-127 and return on STS-128.
  • Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and European Space Agency astronaut Frank De Winne will launch in May 2009 on Soyuz TMA-15 and return in November 2009 on the same vehicle.
  • Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk will launch in May 2009 on Soyuz TMA-15 and return on Soyuz TMA-15.
  • NASA astronaut Nicole Stott will launch on STS-128 and return in November 2009 on STS-129.
Padalka will be the first commander of two consecutive ISS expeditions (Expedition 19 and 20).

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posted 12-12-2008 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now THAT is sharp! I'll definitely be buying a couple extras of this one.

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posted 12-12-2008 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"The Return of the Two Versions Patch"... (which one will be the "official"?) In spite of, I like them too.

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posted 12-12-2008 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to Sandy Magnus, beginning with Expedition 18, all ISS patches have had/will have two versions: one with names and one without names.

The crews will wear the version without their names during their stay on the ISS and then the name version will be (officially) released after their expedition ends.

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posted 12-12-2008 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This time I like more the unnamed one.

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posted 12-12-2008 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great looking patch. The only thing I would have done differently is used the Cyrillic alphabet for Padalka's and Romanenko's names.

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posted 12-21-2008 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are hi-res pictures at the Human Space Flight gallery.

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posted 12-21-2008 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the official description:
The Expedition 20 patch symbolizes a new era in space exploration with the first six-person crew living and working onboard ISS and represents the significance of the ISS to the exploration goals of NASA and its international partners.

The six gold stars signify the men and women of the crew. The astronaut symbol extends from the base of the patch to the star at the top to represent the international team, both on the ground and on orbit, that are working together to further our knowledge of living and working in space. The space station in the foreground represents where we are now and the important role it is playing towards meeting our exploration goals.

The knowledge and expertise developed from these advancements will enable us to once again leave low earth orbit for the new challenges of establishing a permanent presence on the moon and then on to Mars. The blue, gray and red arcs represent our exploration goals as symbols of Earth, the moon and Mars.

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posted 12-24-2008 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I do like this patch. Very futuristic in design. I also agree with the post above about preferring the nameless patch, probably a first for me because I usually like the names to be on there. I also like the red, grey and blue idea for Mars, the moon and the earth.

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posted 03-06-2009 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Expedition 20 crew patch is now available. Put in my order today. One of the best Expedition patches to date; simple and elegant.

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posted 03-12-2009 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted 03-12-2009 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if AB is going to sell the named versions after the flight?

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posted 05-27-2009 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears as though the Soyuz TMA-15 crew did not wear the Expedition 20 patch on their Sokols for launch, but rather had on the Expedition 21 insignia.

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posted 05-27-2009 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is room for only a few patches... and Frank De Winne's wife designed Exp. 21, so the choice was obvious...

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posted 05-27-2009 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, maybe you can find out why. Florida Today used the Expedition 21 insignia for their story about the ISS having a full crew of six people in Monday's edition.

Has there been some change that we're not aware of? I feel bad for Nicole Stott not seeing her patch launch to station.

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posted 05-29-2009 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw news coverage of today's docking, and I noticed Bob Thirsk was wearing the Exp. 20 patch on the upper right sleeve of his flight suit.

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posted 05-29-2009 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, all three of them Robert Thirsk, Frank De Winne and Roman Romanenko were wearing the Expedition 20 patch on the right sleeve of their blue flight jackets when they arrived at the ISS. Robert Thirsk was the only one wearing both the Expedition 20 patch as well as the Expedition 21 patch on his jacket. (You could see the Expedition 21 patch on the left side of the chest on Thirsk's jacket in today's footage).

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posted 06-02-2009 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 'simplest' patch I have seen in decades.

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