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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-16-2011 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 35 insignia

Expedition 35 marks the International Space Station's (ISS) 35th long duration mission.

Expedition 35 begins with Soyuz TMA-06M undocking in March 2013. Three new crew members arrive shortly thereafter on TMA-08M.

  • Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander
  • NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy
  • Roscosmos cosmonauts Roman Romanenko, Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksandr Misurkin
Expedition 35 mission patch

Emblazoned with a bold 35 for the 35th expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), this patch portrays a natural moonlit view of the Earth from the ISS at the moment of sunrise, one of the sixteen that occur each day at orbital velocity, with glowing bands of Earth's atmosphere dispersing the sun's bright light into primary colors.

The Earth is depicted as it often appears from space, without recognizable coastlines or boundaries - just as the international endeavor of living and working together in space blurs technical and cultural boundaries between nations.

The ISS is the unseen central figure of the image, since the view is from a window of the Space Station itself, commemorating full use of the Space Station as a long-duration dwelling from which humans can develop techniques and technologies to further explore.

The crew points out, "The arc of the Earth's horizon with the sun's arrows of light imply a bow shooting the imagination to Mars and the cosmos where our species may one day thrive."

The patch was designed by artist Paul Fjeld (see below) working with Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn.

PowerCat
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posted 04-16-2011 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW!! Good looking patch for sure. Don't remember seeing a patch design released so soon before other space missions. Expeditions 30-34 still to come out with their designs.

LM-12
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posted 04-17-2011 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice patch - looks a bit empty though without the crew names. Emblem designs that include crew names can easily be changed if a crew member is replaced before launch, as was done on STS-133. Patches are another story. They could be mass-produced after launch to avoid that problem.

If it's a manned flight, then the patch should reflect that.

hoorenz
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posted 04-17-2011 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Artist is Paul Fjeld.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-17-2011 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul also designed the STS-90 patch and oversaw the restoration of LM-2 at the National Air and Space Museum.

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posted 04-17-2011 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul has done an outstanding job! The STS-90 patch is one of the best.

This patch is stunning!

NavySpaceFan
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posted 04-18-2011 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch!!! STS-90 is one of my favorites, and the artist has made another winner!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-18-2011 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More about the Expedition 35 patch, courtesy its artist Paul Fjeld:
The commander, Chris Hadfield, emailed me before his appointment was made public last fall and asked if I'd do it. I'd worked with him before at the CSA when I was a contractor there and did the STS-100 crew patch (from a design by Scott Parazynski).

He and Tom Marshburn gave me a few ideas of things they would like to see in the E35 design (like astro pin, station, "zoomies", etc.) and, with some refinement, I did a few concepts. All of them bombed.

So Chris suggested we have a conference call and I basically got a very deep sense of what the spaceflight experience meant to them and what it was like - a great conversation. They also expressed a desire that the patch be really clean and simple.

The next day, out popped this baby. I'd have to say it was directly inspired by how they spoke of their experiences.

We fussed over some stuff (mostly font for the "35") and they took it to Russia to live with for a couple of months. Roman liked it and the other crew that would share the E35 mission all gave it a thumbs up.

That was it! We were done way early which is why we jumped some crews that will fly before E35. I really thought we'd still be iterating through the summer.

The aspects of the design that couldn't fit in the official description are: the speed of orbital flight (which they both stressed is really impressive - you're up there and you can really feel it. You're bookin!), the fact that there is no "up", and the color transition of the sunrise which happens very fast and I have suggested with the red/yellow/white sun streaks. The whole thing should feel like a bow shooting an arrow to the heavens.

I really think that the lack of names make this design work. I tried it with names but didn't like it and didn't suggest it and the crew is fine with that.

Mike Okuda
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posted 04-18-2011 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Okuda     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful!

Fezman92
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posted 04-18-2011 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's nice and simple. I really like view of Earth as if you are viewing it from the station.

NavySpaceFan
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posted 04-18-2011 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now I remember what this patch reminds me of, this!!!

lucspace
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posted 04-18-2011 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like the father of the bride said at the wedding: 'I have a very long speech for you, because I did not have time to write a short one...'

To design something this simple and effective is usually a very complicated process. I absolutely love this patch!

dogcrew5369
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posted 04-18-2011 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch is cool, but I hoped the crews finally decided to have crew names. Seems more like a crew patch with names. Does the patch signify looking out a portal on the station? Very serene.

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posted 04-19-2011 05:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simply, elegant, and very, very nice. Congratulations Paul for a perfect patch!

Henry Heatherbank
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posted 04-19-2011 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Henry Heatherbank     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brilliant. A classic example of how "less is more". One of the best ever.

It doesn't need crew names; that would clutter the simplistic beauty.

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posted 09-30-2011 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
Paul also designed the STS-90 patch and oversaw the restoration of LM-2 at the National Air and Space Museum.
The creator of the ISS-35 insignia also oversaw the restoration of LM-13 for the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City (Long Island) NY. Plus a few other things I wish I had done!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-19-2011 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem's embroidered patch of the ISS Expedition 35 insignia:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-02-2012 05:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Canadian-based Urban Astronaut has created a dedicated website for Expedition 35 logo apparel and gear. The site offers shirts, hats, pens, water bottles and more.

A long time supplier, Urban Astronaut was requested by the crew of Expedition 35 to provide mission souvenirs for their families and supporters.

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