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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-24-2010 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Expedition 25 marks the International Space Station's (ISS) 25th long duration mission.

Expedition 25 begins with Soyuz TMA-18 undocking in Sept. 2010. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on TMA-01M.

  • NASA astronauts Douglas Wheelock, station commander, and Shannon Walker
  • Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin
  • Roscosmos cosmonauts Aleksandr Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka, as well as NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who will launch in September 2010 on Soyuz TMA-01M and return in March 2011 on the same vehicle.
ISS Expedition 25 insignia ...as described by the artists.

The design for the 25th expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) pays tribute to beginnings and endings that take place during this increment.

The "Alpha" symbol representing the ISS is made up of the shape of the original Space Shuttle Program (STS) emblem. The "Alpha" joins together with the "Omega" honoring the Space Shuttle Program and the last flight of an orbiter to the ISS after many years as the workhorse of the assembly process. The orbiter is shown on its way home to Earth for the last time. At the juncture of the "Alpha" and "Omega" is the mission designation "25." At the top overall, the ISS, assembly complete is orbiting the Earth.

Behind the Earth, a new dawn is beginning... the ISS fully prepared to conduct new research. The "swoosh," in the color of the flags of the crew home countries, represents the arriving and departing of crew. The perspective (as seen from below), symbolizes all those who support this increment from the ground. The six stars represent the six crewmates. The two bigger stars: for each country, for each Soyuz launch, for each team.

The words "ISS" are in both English and Russian and the names of the crew in their native language borders all around the patch.

The insignia was designed by artists Tim Gagnon and Jorge Cartes.


AB Emblem patch. May not be reproduced without permission.

hoorenz
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posted 03-24-2010 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

A crop from NASA image JSC 2010e024382 reveals a simplified version of the Expedition 25 insignia.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-24-2010 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice, and perhaps unintentionally, the 25 underneath the shuttle symbolizes the last time we'll have a manned vehicle hitting Mach 25.

dogcrew5369
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posted 03-24-2010 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to say I like this patch much better than recent expedition patches. I hope this patch is being made with the names and not an option. Does anyone know? Since there is a photo of an actual AB Emblem patch does that mean it is ready for shipment now?

NavySpaceFan
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posted 03-24-2010 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another great one Tim and Jorge!!!!!

Space Pete
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posted 03-24-2010 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this one - the shuttle addition is very appropriate, I think. Out of interest, is this the first ever ISS crew patch to include a shuttle?

The MLM also appears to be present in this patch - I didn't think that was scheduled to arrive at the ISS until Expedition 32 in 2012?

andrewcli
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posted 03-24-2010 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for andrewcli   Click Here to Email andrewcli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge - NASA might as well put both of you on their payroll in their illustration/media department. Does this make 5 patches now, I've lost count. A great job to you both!

Tom
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posted 03-24-2010 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Space Pete:
Out of interest, is this the first ever ISS crew patch to include a shuttle?
Several ISS patches included the space shuttle... the most recent being Exp. 21.

Tim, Jorge... great job! One of the best looking ISS crew patches to date!

Space Emblem Art
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posted 03-24-2010 08:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge, very nice. Another winner!!!

carl walker
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posted 03-25-2010 05:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think I'm gonna need one of those!

Mike Z
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posted 03-25-2010 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Tim and Jorge on another fantastic mission patch!! This patch is best yet of the ISS patches!!

buckeyecal
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posted 03-25-2010 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guys...that really rocks! I think this is your best ever.

hoorenz
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posted 03-25-2010 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice work! A pitty the JSC art department and AB Emblem screwed up the Cyrillic fonts - which I am sure were good in your original design.

David Stephenson
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posted 03-25-2010 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Stephenson   Click Here to Email David Stephenson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really great patch, well done.

PowerCat
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posted 03-25-2010 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch is fantastic!!

GoesTo11
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posted 04-10-2010 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work, Tim and Jorge. I especially like the tribute to the Shuttle...the subtle but unmistakable reference to the program patch.

KAPTEC
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posted 04-10-2010 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Once again we (Tim and I) want to thanks all of you these kindly words about our work. One of the most agreeable (and worrying!) things of making patches is read your comments... We always learn of them, and we feel very happy when we get your wise opinion. Thank you very much guys.

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-27-2010 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this patch will be available on a shirt and from whom? Great patch.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-05-2010 03:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official AB Emblem patch is now available.

hoorenz
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posted 06-05-2010 03:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good to see AB seems to have repaired the "R" in Yurchikin, like they promised.

KAPTEC
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posted 06-05-2010 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
But not the "П" nor the "Ч" of Скрнпочка...

hoorenz
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posted 06-05-2010 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I noticed that too, but I wanted to be positive for a change.

KSCartist
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posted 06-05-2010 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lord knows I've had my own issues with AB but we've all got to remember that it's embroidery. It's not a perfect process. Names always get smudged - english ones too.

When I purchase a patch from a store I always grab 20 or so to check the names to make sure they are as good as possible and then purchase the best one.

I still applaud you Erik for "holding their feet to the fire." Too bad you weren't able to help them with Gemini. You might email them to show exactly what they need to do to fix it. I can't say you'll succeed but at least you'll feel better for trying.

hoorenz
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posted 06-05-2010 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KSCartist:
...we've all got to remember that it's embroidery. It's not a perfect process. Names always get smudged - english ones too...

Absolutely true - it happens to us as well. But honestly, this is not the embroidery. AB Emblem did correct their mistake. The problem with the other two characters originate with the art prepared by JSC Graphics. I mean... when they copied their "official" version from the perfect original you and Jorge made.

Fezman92
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posted 06-05-2010 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shuttle triangle kinda reminds me of the comm badges from Star Trek with the solar panels of the ISS going across it like that. Very cool

Ken Havekotte
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posted 07-27-2010 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our NASA vinyl decal stickers are now available for the ISS/Expedition 25 insignia. The Expedition 25 patch description from NASA is as follows:
The mission patch design for the 25th Expedition to the ISS pays tribute to the rich history of innovation and bold engineering in the quest of knowledge, exploration, and discovery in space.

The patch highlights the symbolic passing of the torch to the ISS, as the vehicle that will carry us into the future of space exploration. The Space Shuttle program emblem is the foundation of the patch and forms -- the Greek letter "Alpha" with a new dawn breaking at the center, symbolizing a new vision for space exploration. The Alpha symbol is overlaid by the Greek letter "Omega," paying tribute to the culmination of the Space Shuttle program.

The mission designation "25" is shown centered at the bottom of the patch, symbolizing the point in time when the Space Shuttle , the workhorse of the ISS assembly process, will make its final visit to the ISS. Between the "25" and the Earth crescent, the orbiter is shown returning to Earth on its final journey, during the Expedition 25 mission.

Above the Earth and the breaking dawn, the ISS takes center-stage, completed and fully equipped to carry us beyond this new dawn to new voyages and discoveries. The orbit connecting the ISS and the Earth is drawn in the colors of the U.S. and Russian flags; paying tribute to the blended heritage of the crew.

The two largest stars in the field represent the arrival and departure of the crews in separate Russian Soyuz vehicles. The six stars in the field represent the six crew members.

The abbreviations of "ISS" and "MKC" -- both in English and Russian -- flank the mission number designation, and the names of the crew members in their native languages border the ISS symbol.

hoorenz
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posted 11-15-2010 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We delivered a special set of Expedition-25 patches to the crew at the request of cosmonaut and patch collector Fyodor Yurchikhin. On Monday November 15, both Fyodor (red) and Oleg Skripochka (blue) were wearing these patches in open space during Russian EVA-26.

Thanks Tim and Jorge for your support!

KAPTEC
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posted 11-16-2010 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought the patch could not be updated to best... You are really great my friends.

hoorenz
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posted 11-17-2010 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All credits go to Yurchikhin. He prepared this version of the artwork (and that of his earlier Exp 24/EVA 25 patch) himself. We received it only 40 days or so before launch, so we did not even have time to blink our eyes.

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