Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Patches & Pins
  ISS Expedition 27 insignia

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   ISS Expedition 27 insignia
hoorenz
Member

Posts: 733
From: The Netherlands
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 07-05-2010 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As seen on Ron Garan's Twitter: first glimpse of the Expedition 27 patch. This is the simplified shirt version.

Robert Pearlman
Editor

Posts: 27327
From: Houston, TX
Registered: Nov 1999

posted 08-13-2010 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Credit: NASA

Click here to view in higher resolution

Expedition 27 marks the International Space Station's (ISS) 27th long duration mission.

Expedition 27 begins with Soyuz TMA-01M undocking in March 2011. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on TMA-21.

  • NASA astronauts Catherine "Cady" Coleman and Ron Garan
  • Roscosmos cosmonauts Dmitri Kondratyev, Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev
  • European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli

jasonelam
Member

Posts: 443
From: Monticello, KY USA
Registered: Mar 2007

posted 08-13-2010 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What would be the significance to the five stars in the left part of the patch? Why is one smaller than the rest?

KAPTEC
Member

Posts: 500
From: Madrid, Spain
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 08-13-2010 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is the Crux (Southern Cross). First time ever in a patch. Tim could answer you why one of the two golden stars is bigger than the other...

KSCartist
Member

Posts: 2488
From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 08-13-2010 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's the Southern Cross constellation as it appears in the sky - four major stars and one small one. It was Jorge's idea so he gets the credit for the suggestion.

CDR Kondratyev liked the idea of a southern hemisphere constellation as opposed to "Orion" or the "Big Dipper" which have been depicted a number of times.

The white stars represent the two three-person Soyuz crews and the two gold stars represent the artists. A signature we've used more than once.

NavySpaceFan
Member

Posts: 630
From: Norfolk, VA
Registered: May 2007

posted 08-13-2010 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge strike again! Beautiful, well done gentlemen!

jasonelam
Member

Posts: 443
From: Monticello, KY USA
Registered: Mar 2007

posted 08-13-2010 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great work! Another beautiful patch!

Tom
Member

Posts: 1275
From: New York
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-13-2010 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim / Jorge... congratulations again! Another outstanding job!

hoorenz
Member

Posts: 733
From: The Netherlands
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 10-14-2010 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The embroidered AB Emblem patch.

robsouth
Member

Posts: 607
From: West Midlands, UK
Registered: Jun 2005

posted 10-15-2010 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am liking this patch, the red border with the black interior works well and the station itself looks very impressive.

Putting the 'International Space Station' in gold letters is also a nice touch. Probably the best space station patch yet.

Oh and including the Southern Cross is inspired, Go Aussie!

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement