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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-02-2010 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Expedition 34/35 Mission Crest - Astronaut Chris Hadfield


Credit: Canadian Space Agency
This crest commemorates Expedition 34/35, Canada's second long-duration mission on board the International Space Station.

The border and living quarters highlighted in red mark the first time that a Canadian will command a spaceship, an honor bestowed on Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield.

The central element portrays the International Space Station -- the world's only space science and research facility supporting long-term studies in the weightless environment of space.

Scientific discoveries and technological innovations produced aboard the ISS have applications to both terrestrial science and planetary exploration, represented by the white, silver and red arcs symbolic of the Earth, Moon and Mars.

The stars represent Hadfield's three voyages into space, and his three children. The ring around one of the stars illustrates the recent discovery of hundreds of other stars with planets circling them.

The azure pool at the point of the crest signifies water -- the fundamental basis for life on Earth and a resource that requires careful management. Bringing attention to the need for fresh water conservation is one of Chris Hadfield's underlying goals during this mission.

The astronaut wings at the top were conferred on Colonel Hadfield by the Prime Minister of Canada in 1995 in recognition of his qualification as Canada's first military pilot astronaut.

All these elements are defined by the shape of a guitar pick, symbolic of Chris’s musical interests with an emphasis on science and art, a distinguishing feature of Expedition 34/35.

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posted 09-02-2010 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch! Wish I had done it as a second generation Canadian-American.

Best wishes to a great guy.

lucspace
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posted 09-02-2010 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that is one very classy design... oozing quality. Has a distinct 'Rolls Royce' feeling about it. Love it!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-02-2010 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mind you I don't play the guitar, but I hope that the Canadian Space Agency thinks to produce real guitar picks with this design...

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posted 09-02-2010 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice and very sharp!!!!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-02-2010 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I hope that the Canadian Space Agency thinks to produce real guitar picks with this design...
Yeah, I can just see it now. Next presentation Hadfield is at, he pitches a few of the picks to the audience at the conclusion, with a "Goodnight, everybody!"

I guess if Kevin Ford gets another flight, either the mission patch or his personal patch will have to be in the shape of a drum, huh?

music_space
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posted 09-02-2010 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The suggestion of a guitar-pick reproduction of the insignia has been expressed to the agency.

Also, during the press interviews in English this morning, Hadfield mentioned that the ring seen around one of the stars on the insignia not only symbolizes recent developments in exoplanetary science, but also the fact that one of his kids is married. The Hadfield family has been talking to find out "what we really think this mission should symbolize as a family, and as a country".

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posted 09-02-2010 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know if this patch will be available to the public? I'm not typically interested in "personal" patches, but I just love the look of this one.

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posted 09-02-2010 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very, very nice patch! I like it too much. Simply and elegant. Congratulations.

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posted 09-02-2010 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Classy.

spaceman1953
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posted 09-03-2010 12:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I hope that the Canadian Space Agency thinks to produce real guitar picks with this design...
Ditto! I have seen artists at the very few concerts I have ever been to, pitch picks into the crowd during or at the end of the concert. A most very personal souvenir, to be sure. Harry Chapin used to hang around at the end of his performances for meet and greets, chatting away, shaking hands, signing autographs... what a great piece to have, a FLOWN guitar pick!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-08-2011 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter:
Mission patch - my 1st cloth version. I like it! Makes the 2012 launch seem very real.

Credit: Chris Hadfield

BMckay
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posted 07-27-2012 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by music_space:
The suggestion of a guitar-pick reproduction of the insignia has been expressed to the agency.
The picks are a different color than the patch: blue, black and white.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-21-2012 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Canadian Space Agency has licensed The Canada Aviation and Space Museum's Aeronautica boutique to sell official CSA merchandise, including Chris Hadfield's patch.

There's also a "World Tour" t-shirt and tote bag.

(They appear to ship only to the U.S. and, of course, Canada.)

spaceman
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posted 12-22-2012 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They will ship worldwide for an additional fee. I've just enquired as to that fee.

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posted 12-22-2012 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nick, have you thought about ordering if your Spaceboosters customers guarantee a purchase with payment beforehand? I am sure we would be willing to contribute to any extra fees.

spaceman
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posted 12-22-2012 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have initially enquired about an order for 15 patches but will increase that if there is more interest. Patches at cost only including applicable postage/import (VAT) charges.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-22-2012 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nick, glad to hear you're open (and the museum is open) to helping those overseas. For those interested, rather than posting your order desires here, please e-mail Nick. Thanks.

Apollo 8
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posted 01-22-2013 02:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Chris Hadfield patch today (and the CSA patch). Both patches look great! - Thank You!

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