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carl walker
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posted 09-05-2011 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
European Space Agency release
PromISSe mission patch

ESA astronaut André Kuipers (Netherlands) is assigned to fly on Soyuz TMA-03M to the ISS, scheduled for November 2011, as part of the Expedition 30 crew. Expedition 30 begins with Soyuz TMA-02M undocking in November 2011. Kuipers and the new crew members arrive shortly thereafter at the ISS with Soyuz TMA-03M.

Along with Kuipers, the other members of Expedition 30 are NASA astronauts Dan Burbank and Don Pettit, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoli Ivanishin and Oleg Kononenko.

The logo for the 'PromISSe' mission features the ISS orbiting Earth, accompanied by three icons and six stars.

The mission name 'PromISSe' crowns a circular band of blue with orange edges. The 'ISS' part of the name is also in orange to highlight the Dutch participation in the mission.

The centre of the logo shows a globe free of national borders, with silhouette of the ISS is shown circling Earth, moving from the night to the day and about to fly over Europe.

The icons on the left represent the mission’s three main elements: science, technology and education.

The globe represents a knowledge-based society focused on our planet, the electronic circuit denotes technology and the conical laboratory flask denotes scientific research.

The six stars represent the crew members, the six months that André will stay in space and, because the stars are similar to those on the EU flag, the European character.

hoorenz
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posted 10-06-2011 05:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The official embroidered version.

lm5eagle
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posted 10-06-2011 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can I ask if patches like these are made available to collectors? For example, through spacepatches.nl or ESA?

Jacques van Oene
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posted 10-06-2011 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ESA patches are normally not available to the general public. It is sad but true...

carl walker
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posted 01-24-2012 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beware the fake Malaysian PromISSe patch if it turns up on eBay...

spaceman
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posted 01-24-2012 11:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carl kindly put us on to the official ESA patch manufacturer and they are now available from us.

carl walker
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posted 01-24-2012 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the Netherlands and internationally also available from Spacepatches.nl and Emblemen.net.

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