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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-27-2010 09:02 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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Roscosmos approves Soyuz TMA-21 crew patch

The head of the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos, Anatoly Perminov, approved the mission patch for the next crew to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Russian vehicle Soyuz TMA-21 in March next year.

The patch uses a drawing by a French boy, Marciel Santos Kayle, 12, who lives in French Guiana, not far away from the new launch pad for Russian Soyuz rockets.

The winner of traditional Roscosmos' patch contest is invited to come to Baikonur to witness the upcoming launch.

As Roscosmos' chief has announced, the Soyuz TMA-21 vehicle will have a GAGARIN sign on it. The launch is to be devoted to the 50th anniversary of the first space mission by Yuri Gagarin.

Marciel's sketch was chosen for the crew emblem because it depicts Gagarin and his spacecraft, Vostok. The patch will be worn by the Soyuz prime crew - Alexander Samokutyayev, Andrei Borisenko and Ron Garan.

Marciel has five brothers and four sisters. Since his mother's death three years ago, Marciel lives with the family of his uncle. He goes in for drawing and dreams about becoming a cosmonaut.

According to Roscosmos head Anatoly Perminov, the international patch contest will go on in 2011, which was announced as the Year of Cosmonautics by the Russian President.

So, Marciel and three other young winners will be awarded trips to Baikonur in 2011.

Roscosmos has been running the Soyuz patch contest for two years. Eight Russian crew vehicles have been flown into space with the patches made by young artists. Among the winners, there were children from the United States and China.

Mike Z
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posted 12-27-2010 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is another fantastic patch! I love the image of Yuri Gagarin. Also the patch in the shape of the Vostok-1. WOW!!!

Where did 50 years go? I remember my cousin talking how a Russian was in space. Then Alan Shepard launched on my 7th birthday. That was a MAGIC time that the world will never see again.

It's a real shame that Yuri didn't live to see this!

KAPTEC
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posted 12-28-2010 04:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Erik, Luc, Jacques, Marciel... Another winner patch!

hoorenz
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posted 12-28-2010 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by KAPTEC:
Another winner patch!
Thanks Jorge. It will go nicely with your Expedition 27 on the Sokols!

lm5eagle
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posted 12-28-2010 09:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a wonderful patch, especially with the image of Gagarin.

I am also excited by the fact that it will be obtainable in due course from spacepatches.nl. Congratulations Eric, Jacques, Luc and all involved.

KSCartist
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posted 12-28-2010 06:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super job gents -

A beautiful and appropriate tribute to the first "first man".

Tom
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posted 12-28-2010 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great looking patch! I really like the Vostok outline.

A bit like TMA 13 crew emblem... which had the shape of a Soyuz descent module.

MSS
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posted 02-01-2011 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which patch for back-up crew is correct?


Credits: Roscosmos/Spacefacts

hoorenz
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posted 02-01-2011 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Officially, the Baikonur 2011 version is for the back up crew. The Gagarin version was designed as an additional commemorative patch at the request of Roscosmos. Both versions have been embroidered, so I would not be surprised if we would see them getting mixed up.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-04-2011 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Courtesy SpacePatches.nl, a look at the embroidered versions for the prime crew and commemorative versions of the Soyuz TMA-21 emblem launching later today.

hoorenz
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posted 04-04-2011 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And here are the official pins, also courtesy spacepatches.nl

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-04-2011 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good to see the TMA-21 crew wearing the official pins on their blue flight suits (together with a Yuri Gagarin 50th anniversary pin).

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posted 04-06-2011 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
EDIT: I have ordered one set of TMA-21 patch, Commemorative patch and pin from spacepatches.nl right now, because this patch to honor Yuri Gagarin is the most beautiful I have seen!

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