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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-09-2014 06:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's insignia for SpaceX's Commercial Resupply Services-3 (CRS-3) mission to the International Space Station (SpX-3):

The acronyms on the insignia refer to High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) and Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).

The emblem was revealed by Hughes-Fulford Laboratory, directed by STS-40 payload specialist Millie Hughes-Fulford, which is flying "T-Cell Activation in Aging," the first National Institutes of Health-funded payload to launch on SpaceX's Dragon.

lucspace
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posted 03-09-2014 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The beautiful SpaceX patch has also been released:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-09-2014 11:02 AM     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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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
...which is flying "T-Cell Activation in Aging," the first National Institutes of Health-funded payload to launch on SpaceX's Dragon.
And here's the T-Cell Experiment Patch:
T-cell Experiment Patch

On the road to Mars and beyond, research on the International Space Station (ISS) will play a key role in understanding the impacts of spaceflight on human health.

In the central image of our patch, a SpaceX rocket blasts off atop two sweeping launch paths that extend up to the ISS, symbolizing the journey our T-cells will be taking to the ISS.

The two shades of blue represent the two spaceflights our experiment will fly on. The curves sweep slightly beyond the iconic station, highlighting its role in paving the path for future exploration.

In the lower right a cell is poised against the vast black backdrop of space, representing the T-cells at the heart of our experiment. Its DNA unfurls upward towards the ISS, symbolic of the changes in gene regulation, mRNA, and miRNA induced in the microgravity environment onboard the station, which we will be studying when the cells return to earth.

The names of the science team frame the top of the image, while the title of the project, "T-Cell Activation in Aging" completes the framing along the bottom.

Robert Pearlman
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SpaceX's 3rd space station resupply flight gets three-sided mission patch

Preparations are now underway for the launch of Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) third cargo flight to the International Space Station — including the release of the mission's official patch.

During SpaceX's Commercial Resupply Services 3 (CRS-3 or SpX-3) mission, the Hawthorne, Calif.-based company's Dragon capsule will carry almost 5,000 pounds (2,300 kg) of supplies to the space station and return home to Earth with more than 3,500 pounds (1,600 kg) of science results and spent equipment.

The third of 12 cargo missions contracted by NASA, the CRS-3 Dragon is scheduled to lift off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 40 in Florida on Sunday (March 16) at 4:41 a.m. EDT (0841 GMT). The flight will mark the fourth trip by an uncrewed Dragon capsule to the orbital outpost, including SpaceX's first demo flight in 2012.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-15-2014 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's CRS-3 embroidered mission patch:

And the patch for NASA's ELaNa V educational launch of nanosatellites flying as a secondary payload on the CRS-3 Falcon 9:

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posted 04-21-2014 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where (or if) the CRS-3 patch is available for purchase?

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posted 04-22-2014 06:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the T-Cell patch would the Hughes-Fulford be the same one who flew as a PS on STS-40?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 04-22-2014 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mode1charlie:
Does anyone know where (or if) the CRS-3 patch is available for purchase?
One CRS-3 patch sold on eBay yesterday for $46 with 14 bids from 5 bidders.

I would say they will be available from the SpaceX website, but not until the end of this year (like in 2012 and 2013). There are no patches for sale on their website at this moment in time.

Robert Pearlman
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Originally posted by OV-105:
On the T-Cell patch would the Hughes-Fulford be the same one who flew as a PS on STS-40?
Yes, the same Dr. Millie Hughes-Fulford is the director of the laboratory behind the experiment.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 04-22-2014 08:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another seven CRS-3 patches have been listed and all seven sold with a Buy It Now of $14. The same seller has now listed another with a start price of $8. (Sold for $51 with 12 bids from 6 bidders).

So it looks like they are now available to purchase, but not direct from SpaceX.

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