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Author Topic:   Expedition 35: Russian EVA-32 spacewalkers patch
Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-19-2013 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpacePatches.nl shares:
Russian EVA-32 patch worn by Pavel Vinogradov, as transmitted to Earth during the April 19 spacewalk by Roman Romanenko's helmet camera.

The patch - showing an Orlan helmet reflecting the Expedition 35 design by Paul Fjeld - was designed by Luc van den Abeelen and produced by Spacepatches.nl at the request of the crew.

butch wilks
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posted 04-20-2013 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more fantastic looking patch from the Soyuz Crew Graphics Support Team. Well done on a lovey looking patch.

Marwin2
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posted 04-20-2013 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done gentlemen! Have you a hi-res picture?

Liembo
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posted 04-20-2013 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wonderful transformation and use of the circular space. Wow.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-11-2013 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch is now available for collectors, contact me for more info. — Jacques

lm5eagle
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posted 05-11-2013 08:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is one of my favourites among the most recently issued patches. The shape is the striking feature.

Not the first time spacepatches.nl have come up with an interesting shape. The Soyuz TMA-04M was an excellent innovation as well. Here's looking forward to the future with this particular team of designers.

hoorenz
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posted 05-11-2013 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
High resolution version added to our Flickr site.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-19-2013 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch is sold out!

328KF
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posted 05-20-2013 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today...the pics don't do your work justice. Thanks for offering these to collectors.

How many were produced?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-20-2013 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It might be noted that this patch can be clearly seen in Chris Hadfield's now-viral music video for "Space Oddity."

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-20-2013 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 328KF:
How many were produced?
25 for collectors... Rest went to Russia and space.

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-20-2013 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh man, I hate I missed out on this one. Snooze ya lose.

mooncollector
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posted 06-21-2013 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mooncollector   Click Here to Email mooncollector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a suggestion...

I actually wanted one of these EVA-32 patches but they were sold out before I could even try to order.

My observation is that there is an IMMENSE demand for space patches, especially in replica or unique designs, and that the "market" will bear FAR more than a quantity or population of 25 in a limited production run. I personally believe that a run of patches that are intended to be offered for public sale at all, should be at a BARE MINIMUM of 100 pieces initially, and be subject to increase as demand for the item may escalate.

I don't see very much potential for someone to be left holding the bag with a stack of unsold patches in special cases like these.

hoorenz
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posted 06-22-2013 02:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes, it Is a bit more complicated. I remember that the EVA-32 patch was a very late request by the crew and our main concern was to get these in time for them before their spaceship took off. Under those circumstances, you simply do not risk having a large batch produced.

Also, we are not a commercial company, but a foundation. We try to promote the use of patches by the cosmonauts, while giving collectors the opportunity to get these at affordable prices. We are not in this to make money. With our 'profits', we finance new projects for the crews. So, say, by ordering the Soyuz TMA-09M patch, you as a collector are one of the people who make it possible in the first place that there will be a Soyuz TMA-10M patch.

While this approach is giving us the freedom to sometimes follow our hearts (like ordering the corrected Expedition-36 patches for the crew with AB Emblem) we also have to make very sure we do not spend too much of our own money and time. We all have our families and normal dayjobs. In that respect, stocking large numbers of patches would add a lot of pressure to what we do (for fun) and the way we do it. Sometimes, it is hard to find the right balance.

Like with the Tereshkova full size patch (which we primarily produced at the request of spacesuit manufacturer Zvezda, with the 'deal' including an agreement on how many we would be allowed to sell to the public to help finance the project), we will see what we can do though with this particular patch, which has indeed been received exceptionally well. Being collectors ourselves, we understand the 'pain' of missing out on a patch like this.

One hint: Fyodor Yurchikhin has never made a spacewalk without wearing a specially adapted Expedition patch (the EVA-32 was a gift from him to Pavel and Roman). There will be another Russian EVA (starring Yurchikhin and Alexandr Misurkin) this Monday.

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