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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-03-2013 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 40 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 40 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-11M in May 2014. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-13M.


Credit: NASA

ISS Expedition 40 will be commanded by NASA astronaut Steven Swanson. His crewmates, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Maxim Suraev, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst.

The Expedition 40 patch depicts the past, present, and future of human space exploration. The crew wrote the description, as follows:

The reliable and proven Soyuz, our ride to the International Space Station (ISS), is a part of the past, present, and future. The ISS is the culmination of an enormous effort by many countries partnering to produce a first-class orbiting laboratory, and its image represents the current state of space exploration.

The ISS is immensely significant to us as our home away from home and our oasis in the sky. The commercial cargo vehicle is also part of the current human space exploration and is a link to the future.

A blend of legacy and future technologies is being used to create the next spacecrafts which will carry humans from our planet to destinations beyond. The sun on Earth’s horizon represents the new achievements and technologies that will come about due to our continued effort in space exploration.

J Blackburn
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posted 05-03-2013 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful artwork, who designed the patch?

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-06-2013 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So that is a Dragon supply ship heading to the ISS? Awesome. Looking forward to one day having the Falcon rocket represented on a crew patch. Nice patch.

QuiGon Grin
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posted 06-05-2013 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by J Blackburn:
Beautiful artwork, who designed the patch?

My sentiments exactly. This layout is defiantly different from previous patches and as such a particular artist doesn't jump to mind.

East-Frisian
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posted 06-09-2013 07:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for East-Frisian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this patch too, much more better than 41 and 42.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2013 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Courtesy AB Emblem, here is an early look at the embroidered Expedition 40 patch, as approved by NASA.

AB Emblem does not plan to offer this patch for sale until closer to the launch in 2014. Until then, this patch will not be in production except for the orders directly from NASA.

BMckay
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posted 11-20-2013 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They did a great job. Well worth the wait. It is cool to have a full Soyuz and ISS on the same patch.

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