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Robert Pearlman

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posted 04-23-2009 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
European Space Agency release

Logo unveiled for OasISS mission

ESA today unveiled the logo for astronaut Frank De Winne's six-month mission to the International Space Station. De Winne's OasISS mission is set for launch on 27 May and will see him become the first European commander of the Station, in October 2009.

During his stay on the International Space Station (ISS), De Winne will conduct scientific experiments for scientists from different European countries and others worldwide. He will also perform technology demonstrations and an education programme.

De Winne will be one of two operators of the Station's robotic arm during the docking of the first Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-1) when it arrives at the ISS in September. He will also operate the Japanese robotic arm to help install external payloads on the Japanese Kibo laboratory.

OasISS, the second European long-duration mission to the ISS, will enlarge the crew to six astronauts for the first time and thereby increase the time available for scientific experiments.

In addition to depicting the ISS and Earth as oases for astronauts and humankind, the mission logo features the theme of water as the basis of life as we know it.

Our planet is shown as a drop of water, resembling Earth as seen by the astronauts on the ISS. The importance of water for life is represented by the tree that grows out of the arms of a man. He is rooted in the Station and its scientific utilisation. Water flows through the man's arms and the branches of the tree.

The rocket illustrates the Soyuz that will carry Frank De Winne to the ISS. A single white star symbolises how human exploration will eventually lead humankind to other planets.

The mission name, OasISS, was proposed by Jan Puylaert from Ghent, in Belgium.


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posted 04-23-2009 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice patch!


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posted 04-23-2009 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is sharp! I don't usually seek out payload or "personal" patches, but I'd buy one of those... Anyone know if it will be commercially available?


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posted 05-29-2009 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacemac   Click Here to Email Spacemac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also think it is a great patch and would be interested in buying if it becomes available.


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posted 05-29-2009 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What company made this patch?

carl walker

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posted 07-11-2014 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have gone a bit "retro" today: our licensed provider in Germany has released the OasISS mission patch. It is not a replica, it is made from the original artwork, on the same machines, by the original producer — consider it a run-on.


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posted 07-15-2014 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There were two versions (production batches) of the patch. Only small differences...

The production ended too late and Frank de Winne didn't take any aboard. He phoned me from the ISS and I proposed to him to send some patches with Progress cargo. I did it and sent him an envelope with five patches via Energia Corporation.

I met Frank after his flight and he handed me the same envelope with four patches. One he kept for himself. I will check which version was aboard the ISS.


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posted 07-17-2014 03:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here you can find the photos of the envelope I managed to send to Frank with Progress cargo:

On the back of the envelope we can read: "To Surayev M. according to a demand of ZAI." ZAI is a key responsible Soyuz and Progress spaceships at that time.

Surayev signed the envelope in April 2011 to confirm the operation. He personally handed the envelope to Frank aboard the ISS.

You can see it was the same version of the patch in the envelope.


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posted 07-17-2014 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

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