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From: Titusville, FL USA
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 12-23-2012 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA Payload Operations Director insignia

This design for NASA's Payload Operations Director emblem focuses on the varied science disciplines being investigated on board the International Space Station.

The design illustrates a spacecraft on orbit above the Earth. On the left and right areas of the emblem are the symbols for Integration and Microgravity. This illustrates the fact that the science is being conducted in Earth orbit is coordinated, integrated into the flight plan and managed by the Payload Operations Directorate.

At the bottom is the motto: "Scientiam Spatii per Ducatum," which translates from Latin as "Space Science through Leadership."

All U.S. payloads are managed from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., which is represented by a compass rose providing leadership and direction in that effort.

The future deep space exploration is represented by the Milky Way galaxy and its stars stretching across the sky beyond Earth. The multitude of stars too numerous to count pay tribute to the vast multitudes of experiments and researchers whose work leads toward bright spots of our future understanding to both better life here on Earth and also make future deep space exploration possible.

The design was created by Mr. Tim Gagnon of Titusville, FL and Dr. Jorge Cartes of Madrid, Spain.


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From: Walsall, West Midlands, UK
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 12-24-2012 03:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congrats Tim and Jorge. I don't know where you find the inspiration to keep producing such refreshing and interesting designs. Can't wait for the patch.


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From: Madrid, Spain
Registered: Oct 2005

posted 01-02-2013 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you spaceman. We can't be quiete for a while. You might to see how many new ideas are crossing the Atlantic in one or another direction in a year...!

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