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Robert Pearlman

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posted 08-11-2014 06:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition One-Year mission patch

This commemorative patch represents the historic, first one-year-long expedition to the International Space Station, spanning Increments 43 through 46.

The ISS, an orbiting laboratory above the Earth, provides a unique environment in which to study the effects of long-duration space flight on the human body. This one-year mission will pave the way for future pursuits in space exploration of humankind on longer journeys to farther destinations.

The large number 1 on the patch is emblazoned with US and Russian Flags depicting the duration of the flight and the countries of its crewmembers.

The last names of the one-year crew, ISS commander Scott Kelly and flight engineer Mikhail Kornienko, appear under the station symbol above 13 stars, which represent the astronauts and cosmonauts who will be on-board and working together in harmony during this year-long mission.

The Earth and sun are depicted with two orbital planes, symbolizing the ISS orbiting the Earth while the Earth is orbiting the sun during the year-long mission.

The Commemorative Expedition 1 Year Mission Patch was designed by Scott Kelly working with artists Tim Gagnon and Jorge Cartes.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 08-11-2014 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space station's first year-long crew counts days to launch, debuts mission patch

Scott Kelly is 7 months and 17 days from becoming the first NASA astronaut to spend a year in space.

Well, maybe not a full year, at least not according to the currently published schedules.

Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail "Misha" Kornienko are slated to launch to the International Space Station on March 28, 2015 for the first yearlong expedition aboard the orbiting laboratory. They are scheduled to return to Earth 346 days later – 19 days shy of an entire year – on March 7, 2016...

Hart Sastrowardoyo

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posted 08-13-2014 09:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can't wait to see what Kelly's flightsuit and jacket will look like with this, the four expedition patches, the relevant Soyuz patches, as well as his two shuttle patches and previous two expedition patches and Soyuz TMA-01M patch, as well as a Mach 25 Shuttle and Soyuz patch AND a 100 days patch (does he get to wear three of them?)

And what will the backup crew patch look like? A 2 in place of the 1 (grin, duck....)

QuiGon Grin

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posted 08-14-2014 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for QuiGon Grin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone else think this patch can be nicknamed the Evel Knievel patch?

For those who may not be familiar with Evel Kenievel look at the tail of his "skycycle."


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posted 08-14-2014 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad I'm not the only one who immediately thought of him when I saw this patch!


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posted 08-16-2014 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL. I'll wager Scott's launch goes off better than Evel's did.

David C

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posted 08-17-2014 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still can't get over them spending all that time up and coming down 19 days short of a year, seems crazy. Worse, if you round it off it's eleven months.


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posted 08-25-2014 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think I can remember this many patches for future missions being available at the same time before. Is it because the 1 year mission required Kelly and Kornienko's approval before the flight for the expedition patches they would be part of?


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posted 08-26-2014 02:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Approval is not the reason: these have been approved following the normal time schedule. For instance: at this point, the Exp 47 patch design has already been finalized and approved. Availability to the public has to do with when NASA places their official order with AB Emblem. Maybe they placed it early this time to have all patches available for Cdr Kelly's mission (some items are packed months before the launch and might even travel ahead of the crew aboard Progress or another unmanned freighter).

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