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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.

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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....)

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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.

Ronpur
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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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posted 10-07-2014 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The one year patch will not be purely 'commemorative': it will be worn by the crew aboard the ISS. In fact, the flight patches arrived in Moscow today.

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posted 10-27-2014 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bull_Eckert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have noticed a slight variation in this patch. You can see the patch as seen above with a blue border on the crew names' square. Another has a yellow border as in the original artwork. Also, the thread direction on the square appears to be different. Is this variation incidental?

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posted 10-27-2014 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The original design by Jorge and Tim has an all yellow border. On the AB Emblem website and in the top of this thread, it has a mixed yellow/blue border. But the ones that are sent out by AB (and the ones that will fly) have a yellow border again! So probably, the image on AB Emblem's website, is of a pre-production sample?

(What is interesting, is that on AB Emblem's website, the blue bordered version is refered to as product 235642. While the yellow border version is 235564).

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posted 10-27-2014 06:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bull, I believe blue was a test sample. The original artwork and the patch we made and Kelly did approve, has a gold border around.

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The surprisingly-dramatic, record-setting story behind Scott Kelly's space patches

Scott Kelly's astronaut name tags were supposed to be aboard the International Space Station by now.

The two blue and gold embroidered badges, each adorned with U.S. Navy astronaut wings and Kelly's name in either English or Russian, were originally among the items that NASA had arranged to send to the orbiting outpost ahead of Kelly beginning his yearlong mission this Friday (March 27).

In fact, the pair of name tags had been packed aboard a U.S. commercial cargo freighter that was on its way to the space station last October.

That is, until seconds into the flight, when the unmanned rocket exploded in a giant fireball over Virginia...

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-24-2015 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The question is, will there be a special 365 days patch? Or will Kelly get three more 100 Days patches and add them on?

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posted 03-24-2015 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good question.

However, a "200 Day" patch was not created for Michael Lopez-Alegria when he spent 215 days aboard ISS.

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posted 03-24-2015 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the 100 Days patch is like the Mach 25 patch, one per customer. We didn't see any of the shuttle astronauts piling up a bunch of Mach 25 patches on their flight suits. The 100 Days patch was probably just felt to be a nice round number that could indicate a great accomplishment without it being too elusive to attain.

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posted 03-24-2015 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And we don't see astronauts wearing both 25 and 26 Mach patches, or for that matter, a 25 Mach and a 25 Maxa patch. (Too bad.) Is there a 100 Days patch in Russian?

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As competitive as astronauts and cosmonauts can be, they also risk peer ridicule for being show-offs. I think that's why we don't see both Mach 25 and Mach 26 patches being worn (that I have seen, anyway). If there isn't a 100 Days Russian version patch (and I don't think there is), it's probably due to the USA origin of the whole Mach/Day milestone patch concept.

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A couple of years ago (even before there was talk of a one year mission) an official 365 days patch was designed as an award for cosmonauts who had spent a total of one year (or more) in space, I believe as a reaction to the '100 days' patch. Up to this moment, this patch has not been produced, but there might still be plans to do so (for this reason, the design can not be posted here).

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Originally posted by Hart Sastrowardoyo:
The question is, will there be a special 365 days patch?
If the patch was cumulative (i.e. an astronaut's first 365 days in space, in the course of however many missions), then four NASA astronauts would have already earned it (Fincke, Whitson, Foale and Pettit). Scott Kelly would earn his on Sept. 28, 2015.

If, on the other hand, the patch was intended for 365 days on the same mission, then not even Kelly would qualify. As currently scheduled, he will return home 24 days shy of a full year.

(For the record, with regards to the Russians: four cosmonauts have spent a year or more in space on one mission, and 23 have logged 365 days or more over the course of multiple flights.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
If, on the other hand, the patch was intended for 365 days on the same mission, then not even Kelly would qualify. As currently scheduled, he will return home 24 days shy of a full year.

If a 365 Days patch were made, then Reisman needs to be the one to present Scott with such a patch, with a stapled card on top reading "almost."

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Now that he is safely aboard the ISS settling in for a long stay; here's a photo of him "back in the beginning". He's wearing only the mission patch and the Group XVI on his right shoulder. He is walking to the transfer van on the second launch attempt of STS-103. Notice he also sported a moustache back then.

On a side note, his brother Mark was there for the launch. On the previous attempt two days earlier the weather was ominous to say the least. It was raining on everyone waiting for the walkout. News people and KSC employees scurried for cover. That included Mark who huddled under someone's umbrella nearby (caught that on my Canon Hi-8 video camera I was using at the time) as we all pretty much got dripping wet. They delayed the crew move into the Airstream until there was a short lull in the rain. The scheduled launch later that day was scrubbed due to weather.

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posted 05-23-2015 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some one of you know where can I get decals of this patch? I'm unable to find one! Thank you guys.

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posted 06-05-2015 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's The Space Shop at 1.99 each.

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I have found it quite difficult to buy any items that are not listed on The Space Shop website. It is even harder if you are outside of the United States.

They don't list any decals at all for sale. They also don't have any items related to the ISS listed on their website. The only way I have found to buy their unlisted items is to email or phone them direct. Even then they say it is not available because it is not listed on the website. But if you persist they do come up with some of the items you may require. I did managed to buy some of the ISS patches in sealed type 6 KSC sales packets, including this one.

Good luck in purchasing the ISS 1-Year decals.

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posted 06-10-2015 06:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much Kevin. I'm absolutely agree with you about the listed items of the Space Shop. My problem is that my spoken English is even worse than writing (can you imagine how bad it is?). But not worries: Bryan and Tim helped me to get the patches.

Thank you very much again.

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