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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-10-2013 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-08M mission patch

Soyuz TMA-08M, currently scheduled to launch on March 28, 2013, will deliver Roscosmos cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Aleksandr Misurkin, together with NASA astronaut Christopher Cassidy to the International Space Station to join the Expedition 35 and Expedition 36 crews.


Credit: SpacePatches.nl

Designed by Erik van der Hoorn and Jorge Cartes, with input from Soyuz commander Pavel Vinogradov and his crew.

johntosullivan
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posted 01-11-2013 06:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for johntosullivan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice work. Congrats.

I'm surprised the feature of the Russian-flag-body and American-flag-panels was not used before. TMA-05 with Russian and USA flag panels is the only one I can think of that comes close.

Ronpur
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posted 01-11-2013 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful!! I normally don't collect Soyuz patches, but I really want this one!

hoorenz
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posted 01-12-2013 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Larger versions uploaded to our Flickr site.

QuiGon Grin
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posted 02-10-2013 10:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well the artwork is a bit busy, but that's ok as every now and that is needed for the sake of variety. I really like the way that the "M" in the mission title is displayed.

What about the colored half circles in the background, what do they represent if anything? I can think of a few possibilities of what they symbolize, but rather then listing my hypothesis I'd rather just hear the true explanation.

hoorenz
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posted 02-11-2013 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They symbolize both the Earth and Sun, seperated into four colorful bands to create an illusion of the 4 orbits needed this time to reach the ISS.

KAPTEC
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posted 02-11-2013 07:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
...towards the ISS.
Represented itself by the special display of the "M".

Ronpur
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posted 02-12-2013 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is anyone selling these patches besides the Malaysian versions on eBay?

Mike Z
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posted 02-12-2013 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Z   Click Here to Email Mike Z     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another OUTSTANDING patch with wonderful colors!! WOW!!

Jacques van Oene
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posted 02-13-2013 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ronpur:
Is anyone selling these patches...
spacepatches.nl is

We do sell the original Soyuz patches since TMA-14...

QuiGon Grin
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posted 02-17-2013 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by hoorenz:
They symbolize both the Earth and Sun, seperated into four colorful bands to create an illusion of orbits towards the ISS.

So all my hypothesis were correct. Thank you.

hoorenz
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posted 02-22-2013 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch in action.

Marwin2
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posted 03-22-2013 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why is the solar panels (U.S. flag) has seven stars?

hoorenz
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posted 03-22-2013 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz-34.

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posted 03-23-2013 03:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i.e. ISS-34S ship by NASA?

hoorenz
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posted 03-23-2013 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes! 50 stars was a bit too much for the design, so we had to bring the number down to something like 5 to 10... Still, we wanted the number of stars to have some meaning related to the flight. We had several options: a row of 3 and 4 could symbolize 34S, 8 stars could symbolize 08M, we even thought about a certain number of stars to represent the crew's children... In the end, we concluded that 7 stars looked best.

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posted 03-23-2013 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Eric! That's awesome design!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-23-2013 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done Erik.

hoorenz
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posted 03-23-2013 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...and Jorge!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-23-2013 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Jorge. From one patch designer to two others sorry for my oversight.

KAPTEC
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posted 03-23-2013 03:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do not worry about it my friends. And thank you Erik. Really I did enjoy making this patch with you. It was a very good experience.

hoorenz
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posted 03-24-2013 02:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Joel. I still love your STS-69 Dogcrew II and STS-88 Dogcrew III patches! Is it really that long ago?

And Jorge... you might like this picture. (Or this one).

KAPTEC
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posted 03-25-2013 09:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Erik... YESSSSS!!!!! Thank you!

Did you note which patch Pavel is wearing on his chest? I thinks he's still angry...

KSCartist
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posted 03-25-2013 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No Jorge, Pavel is wearing the rare three name, three flag Expedition 13 patch. I saw it on NASA TV.

KAPTEC
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posted 03-26-2013 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know it Tim. But he wanted another patch for his Expedition 36 expedition... very similar to that. The one who wears in the lower left side of the dress is the actual Expedition 36. This is not the usual place to put your new mission patch... I think.

hoorenz
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posted 03-26-2013 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it is common nowadays for the crews to wear both Expedition patches in those positions on their Earth bound blue flight suits and on their onboard Kentavr suits.

It is obvious that Pavel likes the Expedition 13 patch (which he designed himself) very much. This was exactly the reason why he also designed an Expedition 36 patch that looked a lot like it...

So, for any one else, what did that patch look like? Let's watch Pavel's and Fyodor's crews travel safely to the ISS first. And we will continue the Expedition 13/36 patch topic... three months from now?

COR482932
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posted 09-13-2013 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just looking at some of the pictures of the Soyuz TMA-08M departing the ISS. I took a look at the docking mechanism of the Soyuz, and I noticed the mission patch stuck to the top of it. Has anyone else seen a mission patch affixed to a Soyuz? This is the first time I have ever seen it.

hoorenz
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posted 09-13-2013 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I only remember TMA-15. Not a mission patch, but I believe there was a sticker with Roman Romanenko's name. Great catch, by the way. It really makes my day (and I am sure Jorge's, and of course Jacques', who personally printed that sticker).

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posted 09-15-2013 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes!!! Thank you very much for the picture Cian!!

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posted 09-15-2013 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am glad you guys like the picture! However, this is not my favourite picture from Expedition 36.

I always love watching the hatch openings between a Soyuz and the station. Before I used to do it just for my own enjoyment, but now I am reporting on these events for my blog (so I have to pay a little more attention with things like the time of hatch opening etc.)

I was watching coverage of the Soyuz TMA-09M hatch opening and welcoming ceremony, and the first thing I see was a live picture of station commander Pavel Vinogradov as relaxed as can be — with a big smile on his face. He was even happier when the newly arrived trio entered the orbiting laboratory.

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