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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.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-06-2014 05:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Astronaut's cloaked Klingon space patch: Star Trek-inspired emblem revealed

In a mirror universe right now, an alternate Steve Swanson is wearing a space patch bearing the logo of the fictional Klingon Empire.

In this reality, NASA jettisoned the astronaut's "Star Trek" inspired emblem before it could reach space.

Swanson, who currently is commander of the International Space Station, collaborated with his daughter to create an insignia for the outpost's Expedition 40 crew. What he and his fellow astronauts and cosmonauts ultimately launched with to the space station was a patch depicting the "past, present, and future of human space exploration."

What Swanson had first proposed however, was a badge of a decidedly different type...

KSCartist
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posted 06-06-2014 06:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA lawyers need to lighten up. I can almost guarantee that if NASA had asked the owners of the Star Trek rights, they would have been thrilled to have their "brand" in space for real.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-06-2014 07:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a story, most likely an urban legend that the owners of Star Trek - whether it was Paramount, Viacom, CBS or whoever - had copyrighted "USS Enteprise" and asked the Navy for money. At which point the Navy laughed and basically said, "We had it first."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-06-2014 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boing Boing shared the article, which resulted in this on Twitter:
@BoingBoing: A Klingon is currently commander of the International Space Station.

@WilliamShatner: Who does the vetting process on these guys?

@XeniJardin: BAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

@WilliamShatner: When he brings the bird of prey out from the back of the moon and decloaks who'll be laughing then?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-07-2014 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wouldn't worry about it. We'll need the Bird of Prey when the Whalesong Probe comes a-callin'. Either that, or we're all going to be exiled to Ceti Alpha V when the Xindi attacks.

James913
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posted 06-09-2014 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James913   Click Here to Email James913     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Déjà vu. Glad to see someone is still trying to keep the Empire's banner flying in space.

Back during ISS assembly, we had no problem getting permission and encouragement from Star Trek (then Rick Berman's office) to use the Klingon language on our patch for the WORF. And the WORF Klingon lettering was later picked up by NASA for inclusion on the STS-131/19A payload patch.

If Steve wants to see some Klingon letters on the ISS, just drift over to the U.S. Lab science window rack...

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-10-2014 12:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My feeling is that the difference (and the rub) may be that the emblem which the Expedition 40 patch was to be based off is a fan-made design, not one designed by Paramount or people working for Paramount.

The problem with my theory is that the Klingon language from the USS Enterprise Officer's Manual (which is where the letters for WORF came from) was also a fan-made item, although the authors later wound up working for Star Trek.

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