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Bill Nelson

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posted 04-09-2013 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the Apollo crew wore the Beta cloth crew patch but the Soviets wore embroidered patches.

Does anyone know if the Soviet crew's patches were manufactured by the USSR or were they using AB Emblem or Lion Brothers ones?


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posted 04-16-2013 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sceptic1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leonov and Kubasov wore a version of the ASTP crew patch manufactured by AB Emblem on their flight-suits during the mission. Identical patches were also worn by the American crew on other items of clothing after the flight.

Examples of this patch can be identified by the gaps between the red and blue blocks (containing two and three stars respectively, representing the two crews) and the border of the patch, which are not present in the common version.

The other patches worn by the Russian crew were of Soviet manufacture.


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posted 04-22-2013 09:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Soviet pentagonal patch was ordered in the USSR either by Zvezda or the Gagarin Cosmonaut training Centre and even before the Working group number 0 (Public relations) was created between NASA and Interkosmos Council of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

Vladimir Denissenko - Interkosmos stuff was an only member of this grout from the Soviet side.

Just now he is trying to find out with Vladimir Shatalov the then head of the Cosmonaut Training Centre the origins of this patch.I'm in contact with him and will inform you about the result...

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