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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   Click Here to Email ShuttleDiscovery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice patch!

GoesTo11
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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?

Mike Z
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posted 05-28-2009 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if anyone is selling the OasISS of Frank De Winne? It's a nice patch. It can be seen on SpacePatches.nl, another great website!

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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?

hoorenz
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posted 06-23-2009 04:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Someone at NASAspaceflight.com is offering the patch.

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posted 06-24-2009 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The latest from this person: "I am sorry, but I think I do not have any patches left... In case I get more I will let you know!"

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