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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-05-2010 10:00 AM     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 26 marks the International Space Station's (ISS) 26th long duration mission.

Expedition 26 begins with Soyuz TMA-19 undocking in Nov. 2010. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on TMA-01M.

  • NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, station commander
  • Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka
  • Roscosmos cosmonaut Dmitri Kondratyev, NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, who will launch in November 2010 on Soyuz TMA-20 and return in May 2011 on the same vehicle.
ISS Expedition 26 Insignia

In the foreground of the patch, the International Space Station is prominently displayed to acknowledge the efforts of the entire International Space Station (ISS) team - both the crews who have built and operated it, and the team of scientists, engineers, and support personnel on Earth who have provided a foundation for each successful mission. Their efforts and accomplishments have demonstrated the space station's capabilities as a technology test bed and a science laboratory, as well as a path to the human exploration of our solar system and beyond.

The ISS is shown with the European Space Agency's (ESA) Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-2), the Johannes Kepler, docked to resupply it with experiments, food, water, and fuel for Expedition 26 and beyond. This Expedition 26 patch represents the teamwork among the international partners -- USA, Russia, Japan, Canada, and the ESA - and the ongoing commitment from each partner to build, improve, and utilize the ISS.

Prominently displayed in the background is our home planet, Earth - the focus of much of our exploration and research on our outpost in space. The two stars symbolize two Soyuz spacecraft, each one carrying a three-member crew, who for four months will work and live together aboard the ISS as Expedition 26.

The patch shows the crewmembers' names, and it's framed with the flags of their countries of origin - United States, Russia, and Italy.

328KF
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posted 05-05-2010 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great design! I like the way the solar array comes out of the border. I think it would be difficult to add an orbiter without blocking the HTV and much of the Earth.

Do the two stars signify anything?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 05-05-2010 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why do I think the patch, when produced, will be redesigned so the solar array doesn't stick out the side?

Space Pete
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posted 05-05-2010 12:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Pete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a truly amazing patch, I really love this one!

Great job!

KSCartist
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posted 05-05-2010 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 328KF:
Do the two stars signify anything?
Officially, they represent the two Soyuz crews that make up the Expedition crew. Just like Expedition 23.

buckeyecal
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posted 05-05-2010 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tell you what - it's a shame we're running out of missions. These patch designs are incredible and to Tim, Jorge, Luc, Sean at JSC, et al... you guys have a gift!!

hoorenz
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posted 05-05-2010 02:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why an undercast 'e' in Kondratiev?

KAPTEC
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posted 05-05-2010 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About the two stars, my big brother said: "officially, they represent the two Soyuz crews." Officially...
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
Why an undercast 'e' in Kondratiev?
They liked it in this way, Erik.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-24-2010 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem is now offering the Expedition 26 patch.

hoorenz
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posted 07-20-2010 01:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was told that the 'e' in Kondratyev will be changed into an 'E'. No idea if the change will come in time to be used on the inflight clothing.

dcfowler1
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posted 07-20-2010 10:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Small "e" because Kondrat'yev is aka Kondrat'ëv, so there should properly be an umlaut over the 'e'.

hoorenz
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posted 07-21-2010 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dcfowler1:
Small "e" because Kondrat'yev is aka Kondrat'ëv, so there should properly be an umlaut over the 'e'.

No. It is the 'b' that makes the "E" sound "soft". So this is not a case of an E with 'umlaut' (like in Krikaljov). Since all letters on the patch are capitals, there is no reason not to use a capital 'E' following the 'b'.

MSS
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posted 09-08-2010 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is correct letter E at ISS-26 patch at crew Star City photo.

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Maciej,
Astronauts, Cosmonauts & their flights

MSS
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posted 09-25-2010 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are:
  1. correct 'E' capital letter in ISS 26 crew portrait!

  2. incorrect 'e' small letter in ISS 26/27 crew portrait (after press conference in Houston on Sep 15th)!

  3. incorrect 'e' small letter in ISS 26/27 crew portrait (pose for a photo with the Expedition 26 insignia in an ISS mock-up/trainer in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at JSC on Jul 16th)!

hoorenz
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posted 09-26-2010 04:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good to see they updated the artwork. Here is an image of the corrected embroidered patch Maciej referred to earlier.

KAPTEC
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posted 09-26-2010 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any place to get the correct patch?

MSS
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posted 09-30-2010 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
Good to see they updated the artwork.
Here is corrected capital letter in artwork.

Bill Nelson
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posted 02-28-2011 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has AB Emblem ever put out a corrected version of the Expedition 26 patch with the capital E in Kondratyev?

hoorenz
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posted 07-27-2011 09:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just spotted an AB Emblem with corrected "E" on eBay (310334631701). I have no idea what type AB is usually shipping out, but if you still need it...

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-02-2011 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch has just ended on eBay and sold for more than I thought it would.

Besides myself there were two other bidders. The winning bidder was the same English guy who won the very rare STS-61E patch lot.

I have looked at all the sellers of AB Emblem NASA patches and none of them list this 'corrected' version of the ISS-26 patch. So this is the only one, (so far) to be sold anywhere.

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