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hoorenz
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posted 01-24-2009 05:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch for Julie Payette, STS-127, as seen on the website of Canadian Space Agency, was revealed yesterday.

This crest commemorates Julie Payette's second spaceflight and her participation as mission specialist on STS-127.

The patch's central element is the Earth seen from space, in all its magnificent beauty.

The arm comprised of bold electronic circuitry, represents the strength of Canadian space technology including space robots like Canadarm2 and Dextre. The circuitry spelling out Payette's name reflects her background in electrical and computer engineering, as well as her role as flight engineer and robotics operator on the mission.

The shining stars embody the six other mission crew members.

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posted 06-03-2009 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are they selling this patch to the public?

garymilgrom
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posted 06-03-2009 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Echoing Voyager's question - is this patch or decal available for purchase? Us ex-pat Canucks want to know!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-09-2009 06:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The embroidered patch, as worn by Payette upon her arrival in Florida for launch:

MARKW
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posted 06-09-2009 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MARKW   Click Here to Email MARKW     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What a weak design that is. My 7 and 8 year old could do better.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-09-2009 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but judging by how her face lit up when I asked her about the patch, Julie Payette is quite fond of it.

She did not design the emblem but she did ask that it be kept simple.

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posted 06-09-2009 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a slightly different question but it has to do with this patch. Did Julie Payette have additional velcro sewn to this area of her flight suit for this patch or do the astronauts some how stick the soft side of the velcro on themselves because the other crew members do not have and normally there isn't any velcro on this area of the flight suits.

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posted 06-09-2009 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am fairly certain that patch was sewn onto her flight suit, as was the NASA meatball, Mach 25, STS-127 and Canadian flag patches. Only her name tag was attached by velcro.

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Yeah it does look like it is stitched on like the NASA logo patch. Although what I have seen is that the mission patch on the flight suits as they are on the orange launch and entry suits are velcroed on along with the name tag patch. You are probably right about the the Mach 25 shuttle patch being stitched on as well.I always thought the flag patch on the flight suit was velcroed on like they are on the pressure suits but I guess they are stitched as well. Anyhow just my observation that I have seen from high resolution photos. Thanks!

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posted 06-09-2009 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The blue flightsuits are issued to each astronaut and are theirs, in so much that no one else wears them. Patches can be sewn on because they do not need to be frequently changed.

The orange ACES launch and reentry suits are only issued to the astronauts for the length of a given mission and then reused for other astronauts. As such, patches are attached by velcro so that they can be exchanged easily.

The nametag is attached to both by velcro so that it can be swapped between suits.

BMckay
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posted 06-13-2009 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No one knows who is selling them if they are out in the market?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-13-2009 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I understand, the patch was not released for commercial reproduction and sale. The only patches were those made for CSA to use in support of Payette's flight.

At the press site for the STS-127 launch, only decals, temporary tattoos and pins with the emblem were seen.

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posted 06-14-2009 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a better view of the embroidered patch:

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