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carl walker

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posted 02-12-2014 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-13M mission patch

Soyuz TMA-13M will launch for the International Space Station (ISS) with Roscosmos cosmonaut Maksim Surayev, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst in May 2014.

The callsign for their mission will be 'Cepheus'.


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posted 02-12-2014 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Designed by Luc van den Abeelen, inspired by the so called 'Fisherman' statue at Baikonur. Interesting detail: commander Max Suraev already chose this as his patch in March 2011, when he still was commander for Soyuz TMA-09M.


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posted 02-17-2014 05:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks a lot for the artist!

It's the first space monument we see in Baikonur when going from the airport "Krainiy" to the city. The mosaic is called "0 g" ("Apeusanteur" in French) and people is calling it "fisherman" cause the cosmonaut shows the size of the fish he got...

Really good design!

QuiGon Grin

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posted 03-14-2014 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the explanation of "The Fisherman". At first I didn't get it, but now I find it rather unique and clever.

However I assume that the star pattern is supposed to be the constellation Cepheus? I say this because it doesn't look like any representation of Cepheus that I have ever seen.

The way have also seen it like this.

On the patch it almost looks more helix shaped, then a square with a triangle.

All times are CT (US)

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