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From: Kolo, Poland
Registered: May 2003

posted 10-14-2011 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS   Click Here to Email MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 34 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 34 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-05M in November 2012. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-07M.

Credit: Kevin Ford/NASA

Expedition 34 will be commanded by NASA astronaut Kevin Ford. His crew members, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy, Evgeny Tarelkin and Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield.

The outer border of the Expedition 34 patch takes the moldline of a crew transfer or generic resupply vehicle which will form the crew's bridge to the orbiting outpost throughout the second half of its operational lifetime.

Inscribed inside in gold is a craft symbolizing future extra-terrestrial landers that will someday open other celestial destinations to human exploration.

The Sun, which enables the miracle of the only known life in our universe, radiates above the rich and colorful orb of Earth. Its 15 rays represent the countries of the ISS partnership whose foresight and sacrifice have enabled the first small steps into the universe.

The International Space Station in flight represents the dedication, ingenuity, and cooperation amongst the thousands and thousands of workers around the globe who have successfully designed and built a wonder of our modern world.

The distant stars, like those visible in the night sky, beckon us to come further into the depths of space.

"Off the Earth... For the Earth" – The crew's acknowledgement of the responsibility and commitment to work diligently for all inhabitants of Planet Earth.

The ISS Expedition 34 insignia was designed by artists Tim Gagnon and Jorge Cartes.


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From: Norfolk, VA
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posted 10-14-2011 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another winner from Tim and Jorge!!!!

Mike Z
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posted 10-14-2011 04:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree this is another great patch by Tim and Jorge. I love the orange-red!! It's a different color than most. I love it that each patches now are unique from the others.
Congratulations guys on another wonderful patch!!!

Hart Sastrowardoyo

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posted 10-14-2011 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like it. Granted, I haven't had any caffeine today (and it's 17.39 local), but I see the silhouette of the shuttle in the sun (the white area is a heads-on representation of the wings and OMS pods, with the gold ray on top its tail.) And the gold-bordered blue triangle-shape reminds me of the Eiffel Tower.

I really need to get some dinner.


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From: The Netherlands
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posted 10-14-2011 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations Jorge and Tim!

When I saw the design for the first time, I immediately placed an image of a shuttle over the Sun, to check if it was intended to look that way. But I found out it does not match...

One question (I did not notice it earlier): why are the names of the crew in this order (with TMA-06M and 07M mixed?)


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From: Ridgecrest, CA USA
Registered: Sep 2000

posted 10-14-2011 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
I see the silhouette of the shuttle in the sun
I see it too, from STS-29 or STS-38.


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From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 10-14-2011 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you all for the kind words. To answer some of the questions:

There was no intention to place a shuttle tribute in the Sun. But I see what you mean.

The names are arranged this way for two reasons: it provides better balance of characters and Kevin wanted it to be viewed as one Expedition crew as opposed to two Soyuz crews.

This is essentially Kevin's idea. Jorge and I made suggestions and the entire crew provided input. A team effort to be sure. Jorge and I were just happy to be asked.


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From: New York
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-14-2011 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge... congratulations on an outstanding crew patch! Great design and color scheme.

J Blackburn

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From: Riner, Virginia USA
Registered: Sep 2011

posted 10-14-2011 10:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another great patch guys. I love the symbolism.


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From: Madrid, Spain
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posted 10-15-2011 05:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Like Tim said some answers before, thank you all, guys, for these very kind words. It has been really a pleasure to work along with Kevin and his crewmates. Since long time ago we liked too much the idea of sharing names to get a whole Expedition crew and all of us were totally agree. Thank you Mr. Ford.


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From: Germany
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posted 10-15-2011 05:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another good one.


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From: Statesville, NC
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posted 10-16-2011 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My first thought when viewing this patch was STS-34...for just a couple seconds. I really like that the names are on the patch. Wonder why there was never a nameless shuttle patch?


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From: Martinsburg, WV 25401, USA
Registered: Dec 2010

posted 10-17-2011 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SparkR_13   Click Here to Email SparkR_13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent work from excellent artists, what more could one expect. Bravo! Thank you for continuing to make one of the primary reasons why we collect them so much. Cause they look sooooo good!! An historical marker that bedazzles the eyes.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 01-27-2012 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem's ISS Expedition 34 embroidered patch:


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From: soon to be Boise, ID USA
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 01-27-2012 01:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This turned out to be a beauty being embroidered!! Great job you two...AGAIN!!!!


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From: Carrollton, GA USA
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 01-28-2012 08:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice.

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