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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-03-2013 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 42 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 42 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-13M in November 2014. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-15M.


Credit: NASA

Expedition 42 will be commanded by NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore. His crewmates, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonauts Yelena Serova, Alexander Samoukutyaev and Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

The rectangular-shaped design portrays the International Space Station orbiting planet Earth with its solar array wings spread wide.

Facing the sun with the lower left outboard solar array feathered, the left array portrays a prominent number "4" and the fully deployed arrays on the right form the Roman numeral version of "2," which signifies the two increment crews which, together, comprise the six-member international Expedition "42" crew.

The crew and all supporting personnel around the world are also represented by the six stars adorning the sky around the complex.

J Blackburn
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posted 05-03-2013 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thumbs up!!! The solar arrays forming the number 42 was a great idea. Well done!

GoesTo11
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posted 05-04-2013 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, gotta admit it's cute what they did with the solar arrays.

nathan.moeller
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posted 05-06-2013 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Neat design. I wonder if the solar array shape was at all inspired by this design we submitted in January 2012 -

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-06-2013 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First thing I thought of was the Expedition 1 patch just more artistic. Nice patch. I do like having the names on the patches.

hoorenz
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posted 05-06-2013 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nathan.moeller:
Neat design. I wonder if the solar array shape was at all inspired by this design we submitted in January 2012
It also reminds me of your Sept. 2011 Exp. 40 design!

QuiGon Grin
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posted 06-05-2013 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first thing that I saw in this patch is how much the main body of the ISS looks like an aircraft carrier. Is this just my mind's eye or does it have anything to do with commander Barry Wilmore being a navy man?

KSCartist
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posted 06-06-2013 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I first saw this patch, my initial response was "congratulations Nathan, you made it." I was disappointed to learn that wasn't true. Keep trying Nathan, you'll fly yet.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-06-2013 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by QuiGon Grin:
The first thing that I saw in this patch is how much the main body of the ISS looks like an aircraft carrier.
Maybe someone's a fan of Robotech: Macross...

QuiGon Grin
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posted 06-09-2013 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're right. Queue the Minmei. Actually I would prefer Yellow Dancer as Minmei was always too "popy" for me.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2013 01:02 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 42 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.

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