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MSS
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posted 07-31-2012 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield gave a first look at the Soyuz TMA-07M crew patch today on Twitter.
Our crew Soyuz patch just came out. We love it!

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-31-2012 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-07M mission patch

Soyuz TMA-07M, currently scheduled to launch on Dec. 5, 2012, will deliver Roscosmos cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Chris Hadfield to the International Space Station to join the Expedition 34 and Expedition 35 crews.

hoorenz
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posted 08-01-2012 02:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The top version was probably created at JSC to simulate embroidered patches in the crew portrait.

LM-12
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posted 08-01-2012 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You don't see the Soyuz launch vehicle too often on a patch.

buckeyecal
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posted 08-01-2012 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckeyecal   Click Here to Email buckeyecal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love how they incorporated "7M" as a stylized flame coming out of the rocket!!!

Tom
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posted 08-01-2012 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great design!

KSCartist
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posted 08-01-2012 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great design! I look forward to adding this to my collection.

lucspace
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posted 08-02-2012 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik did an outstanding job on designing this one!

dogcrew5369
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posted 08-02-2012 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LM-12:
You don't see the Soyuz launch vehicle too often on a patch.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the last time I remember the Soyuz launch vehicle on a patch was Expedition 9. I may be wrong. Have to review all the patches since this one.

And since Marshburn is my hometown hero I have to get this one. When will it be available?

KAPTEC
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posted 08-02-2012 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Romanenko got his rocket at last! Great patch Erik.

hoorenz
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posted 08-06-2012 03:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you all for the nice words!

dogcrew5369
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posted 12-22-2012 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where can I get one of these patches? Being Marshburn is a native of my town I have to get one.

hoorenz
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posted 12-22-2012 04:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Contact Jacques van Oene!

hoorenz
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posted 05-14-2013 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now that Soyuz TMA-07M is in the history books, here is the story of the patch.

In 2001, I talked to Cece Bibby, the 'mother of all space art', about the designs she had painted on the Mercury capsules back in 1962. She told me some wonderful stories, some of which were later published on her website and used by others for some nice articles. What stood out to everyone, was her wry sense of humor and her love for practical jokes.

One of the biggest surprises she had for me, was that the '7' on Scott Carpenter's Aurora-7 had been blue. Cece explained to me that she was glad she had not painted it red (as I somehow believed it had been), because Aurora turned out to be the name of the ship that had fired the first round in the Russian Revolution. "The USSR had a thing about the color red," she noted.

In 2004, through Spacepatches.nl, I got involved in Luc's Soyuz TMA-4 patch. It looked as if he would also get his hands on TMA-7, so I told Cece that I would try to smuggle a red seven into it. She (and Luc) cheered the idea, but in the end, we never got to design TMA-7. Alex Panchenko would reign the Soyuz patch world from Soyuz TMA-5 to TMA-11.

Luc and Spacepatches.nl got back in the Soyuz patch business in late 2008. Soon, together with Jacques, I found myself somewhat in Cece's footsteps, designing a logo for a real spaceflight: Roman Romanenko's Soyuz TMA-15. We had planned to use a Soyuz rocket in it, but eventually, it had to make place for a piece of children's art - an angel.

In late 2010, Roman was assigned a second flight and it happened to be Soyuz TMA-07M. The launch was scheduled for 2012; 50 years since Cece had decorated Friendship-7, Aurora-7 and Sigma-7. I instantly knew I would use her artwork and a red seven as a starting point for the design. Very early in the sketching process, I discovered that a Soyuz rocket would fit in nicely... and the pieces of the puzzle fell together.

The crew approved the logo in the Summer of 2011 without requesting any changes. It was revealed on Twitter on July 31, 2012, by Chris Hadfield. Unfortunately, I was unable to share with Cece the news of 'her' red 7 making it into Earth orbit aboard a Russian spaceship. She died on November 14, 2012, a month before the launch.

KAPTEC
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posted 05-14-2013 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We, and those who are or were involved in space patch designs have a lot of interesting stories. Time to time...

But this one, yours, is a sweet, sour and very very nice story. Congratulations Erik, Luc and Jacques.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-14-2013 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An awesome tribute Erik, to the original space emblem artist.

(Had I known about this before flight, I would have definitely written it up as a feature article.)

Mike Z
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posted 05-14-2013 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is amazing!! It's a fantastic patch Erik! Congratulations!!

KSCartist
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posted 05-15-2013 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik - One of the best patch stories ever! Congratulations on paying tribute to the First Lady of Space Patch Artists.

Beautiful patch too.

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