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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-11-2014 06:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 46 mission patch

The International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 46 begins with the scheduled undocking of Soyuz TMA-17M in November 2015. New crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-18M.

ISS Expedition 46 will be commanded by NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. His crewmates, all flight engineers, include: Roscosmos cosmonauts Mikhail Korniyenko, Sergey Volkov and Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake.

The 46 icon in the foreground of the patch represents the forty-sixth expedition mission to the International Space Station.

Earth is depicted at the top with the flags of the countries of origin of the crew members: United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. The Union flag of the UK is displayed in a position of prominence in recognition of the significance of the first British ESA astronaut (Tim Peake) to fly in space.

The outer border is in the shape of a triangle with an unbroken border, symbolizing the infinite journey of discovery for past, present and future space explorers. The names of the six Expedition 46 astronauts and cosmonauts are shown in the border.

keith.wilson
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posted 08-11-2014 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for keith.wilson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the concept for this patch but the position of the crew names gives it an 'unbalanced' 'untidy' look. Might have been better to have kept the two long names (Malenchenko and Korniyenko) apart.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-14-2014 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch description and artwork added above, courtesy ESA.

GoesTo11
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posted 08-24-2014 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by keith.wilson:
The position of the crew names gives it an 'unbalanced' 'untidy' look. Might have been better to have kept the two long names (Malenchenko and Korniyenko) apart.
I agree. Is there some protocol for name placement that's being followed here? Because from a purely aesthetic view, it sure looks odd.

The patch is *meh* anyway. I'm generally of the "less-is-more" school, but this design is just less being... less. I was hoping for something more memorable for the launch of ESA's first British astronaut.

hoorenz
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posted 08-24-2014 05:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To me, it looks as if somewhere in the process, the Russian and American flags (and the names) were switched, in order to get commander Kelly's name in the first position. And of course, it was probably designed with the shorter name ЗАЛЁТИН instead of МАЛЕНЧЕНКО.

KSCartist
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posted 08-24-2014 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The names could have been mixed like we did on Exp 34. Placement tied to the flags does make it unbalanced. But this crew likes simple. Wait until you see the 47 patch.

Bill Nelson
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posted 09-18-2014 05:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If Scotland votes for independence, this patch will probably have to be changed.

KAPTEC
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posted 09-18-2014 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Only if the UK changes the flag, Bill...

dcfowler1
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posted 09-19-2014 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moot point.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 09-19-2014 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All is well, Scotland has voted for NO change to the United Kingdom, so there will be no change to the Union Jack flag.

KAPTEC
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posted 09-19-2014 05:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great news... from my personal point of view.

SleeBaudrons
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posted 09-20-2014 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SleeBaudrons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sad news from mine, friends.

KAPTEC
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posted 09-20-2014 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sorry. I deeply respect your way of thinking but do not share it. I live in Spain, and I think that you can understand me.

A cordial greeting.

SleeBaudrons
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posted 09-20-2014 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SleeBaudrons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I understand, friend.

Tykeanaut
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posted 09-22-2014 08:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I picked up an excellent one from Spaceboosters at Autographica on Saturday for £5.

Russian
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posted 10-13-2014 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Frankly speaking I have some doubts about this design...

Hardly see Russians accepting it on the Sokol space suit. I was told Malenchenko haven't seen the logo before its approval.

hoorenz
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posted 10-13-2014 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it because it looks too much (in both symbology and colors - and it is not just me, other people who saw the design for the first time had the same reaction) like it came straight from WW2?

Russian
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posted 10-13-2014 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes! Total recall.

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