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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-10-2009 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-15 commander, Roscosmos cosmonaut Roman Romanenko spoke with collectSPACE about his May 2009 flight.

Continuing a tradition established by the Soyuz TMA-14 crew, he said that the Soyuz TMA-15 patch was based on designs by children.

The art he chose was submitted by Yura Menkevich, 15, from the Kemerovo region of Russia.

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posted 03-10-2009 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's outstanding!!! I liked that design when I first saw it for the TMA-14 contest. I hope the young artist gets the same trip the last one received.

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posted 03-10-2009 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love that patch! It looks very cool.

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posted 03-10-2009 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful patch! It's great to see young people with such talent.

hoorenz
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posted 04-03-2009 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch was published today on the Roscosmos website.

Mike Z
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posted 04-03-2009 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik, Are you going to make this patch as you did for the Soyuz TMA-14 patch? I received mine and it looks great! Thanks for your time!

hoorenz
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posted 04-04-2009 02:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, Spacepatches.nl / Spaceview will make the official patches, Mike.

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posted 04-05-2009 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I notice the 'XV' and 'Soyuz TMA' have changed from blue to white. Was the patch worn at the photo op at top of thread an early version?

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posted 04-05-2009 01:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes. The crew picture was taken on February 12, when the final artwork had not yet been fully finished.

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posted 04-13-2009 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This Soyuz patch is way better than TMA-14's design in my opinion.

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posted 04-16-2009 06:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yura (who has been living in an orphanage for the past two years, following the death of his father) has been awarded a medal from his own region for his drawing.

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posted 04-16-2009 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A lot of congrats to Yura. My best regards and desires for him. He has a great and sensitive talent.

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posted 04-17-2009 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A small news item about our Yura and his orphanage. In Russian, but still very touching. Also, here is a magazine article (translated through Google, so a bit difficult to read here and there).

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posted 04-22-2009 03:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Romanenko wearing the patch (as seen on Russia Today).

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posted 04-22-2009 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yura's talent is obvious. This patch is one of the best I have ever seen (and I've seen quite a few).

My compliments to everyone involved in this project.

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Originally posted by KSCartist:
Yura's talent is obvious. This patch is one of the best I have ever seen (and I've seen quite a few).

I agree. I think this is the best Soyuz patch I have ever seen. I love how they've done the flags around the edge with the space agency logos, and the overall colour scheme is fantastic.

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posted 04-22-2009 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You got it Erik! A great patch. Congratulations.

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posted 04-24-2009 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And here is a glimpse of the back up patch. No flags and no names - just the red circle, the ESA, Roscosmos and Canadian logos and six larger stars.

Update: with permission from Roscosmos, here is the artwork!

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posted 04-24-2009 07:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's as stunning as the prime crew patch! Well done!

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posted 04-30-2009 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

And here... is the pair of embroidered patches.

A larger version of the prime patch can be seen at our website.

The TMA-15 prime and back-up crews will have their exams in the Soyuz and ISS simulators at Star City early next week (Tuesday May 5 and Wednesday May 6).

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posted 04-30-2009 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They look fantastic!

Bill Hunt
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posted 04-30-2009 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOVE them! Will both be available for sale on your site, or just the prime? I'd love to have one of each.

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posted 04-30-2009 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I liked the design when it came out, but both these patches are absolutely fantastic.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-01-2009 03:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Bill Hunt:
LOVE them! Will both be available for sale on your site, or just the prime? I'd love to have one of each.
Yes, the prime patch is available for sale.

hoorenz
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posted 05-22-2009 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by NavySpaceFan:
I hope the young artist gets the same trip the last one received.
Yura Menkevich and the deputy director of his orphanage arrived in Moscow today for the trip to Baikonur.

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posted 05-22-2009 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where the TMA-15 patch for sale on spacepatches.nl? I do not see it under Sale items. I must be missing something.

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posted 05-23-2009 04:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are somewhat restricted openly advertising it. Making these children's patches was not intended to be a "commercial" activity. Being collectors ourselves though, we asked - and were granted - permission to sell a limited number of extra's we have to fellow collectors.

If you are interested in a TMA-15 patch, you can send an email to: order@spacepatches.nl

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posted 05-27-2009 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks like we are there! A big thank you to everyone involved - especially to our friend Jorge Cartes from Madrid, Spain. You kept us afloat while we learned to swim!

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Thank you Erik for those kindly words. I only did help you to finish a great idea. All the merit is yours. But I'm so happy indeed to have been involved in your project. Thank you so much to you, my friends.

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posted 05-29-2009 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With the ship now safely arrived on station, here is a small description of the TMA-15 patch and it's design.

For those of you who missed Yura Menkevich on the balkony of MCC Moscow (remember the winners of the previous contest, Anna Chibiskova and Stanislav Pyatkin, talking and singing to the crew following the TMA-14 docking) - he had to return to his hometown in West-Siberia early to prepare for exams.

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posted 05-29-2009 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looking forward to it. TMA-15 is one of best patches I have seen yet. Great Job.

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posted 06-05-2009 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any idea when the TMA-15 Patch will be sent out?

Bill Hunt
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posted 06-05-2009 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got mine today in SoCal. Stunning! Thanks, Erik!

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posted 06-06-2009 03:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch arrived in UK yesterday. I am absolutely delighted with it.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 06-07-2009 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great patch reached me some days ago. Thanks a lot.

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posted 06-08-2009 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My patch just came today. It looks great. thanks again.

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