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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-04-2014 02:27 PM     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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UK TV show Blue Peter challenges kids to design space patch for British astronaut

Britain's first official astronaut is in need of a proper space mission patch and he is turning to the young viewers of a UK children's television program to design it.

Blue Peter, the longest-running kids' TV show in the world, has partnered with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) to design an emblem for British astronaut Tim Peake to wear into space. In 2015, Peake will become the first ESA astronaut from the United Kingdom to fly to the International Space Station.

"To continue the long tradition of space mission patches, I would like to challenge the talented Blue Peter viewers to come up with a unique and inspirational mission patch," Peake said in a statement. "The patch could reflect some of the challenging and exciting elements of my mission and our culture of exploration."

Russian
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posted 09-05-2014 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will it be the second UK spaceflight after Helen Sharman's one in 1991?

carl walker
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posted 09-05-2014 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, it's the second flight of a UK national into space, but the first flight of a British ESA astronaut and the first Briton to fly to the ISS.

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posted 09-05-2014 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Your mission patch here." No way! That place has already been taken

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-05-2014 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I knew someone would comment on that. For illustration purposes only, sheesh.

hoorenz
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Haha. I did not realize you made the illustration Robert. I thought it was done this way by the UK Space Agency. I very much like this competition and I really hope it will find a place somewhere on Tim Peake's Sokol suit.

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Released today by the UK Space Agency
Tim Peake's Principia mission logo

After a daunting process of elimination, a logo has been chosen for ESA astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission to the ISS in 2015.

In partnership with ESA and the UK Space Agency, the BBC's Blue Peter program asked schoolchildren to design a mission patch for Tim and received more than 3000 entries.

Above: Blue Peter presenter Lindsey, competition winner Troy and UK ESA astronaut, Tim Peake with the patch.

The winning entry is by 13-year-old Troy, who explains:

"Principia refers to Isaac Newton's principal laws of gravity and motion so I drew an apple because that is how he discovered gravity."

"Plus Tim Peake is promoting healthy eating as part of his mission and apples are healthy."

Fittingly, a stylized Space Station glints in the apple.

The Soyuz rocket taking Tim into space flies over the UK as the colors of the Union Flag run along the border.

Process of elimination

Each ESA astronaut has a mission name and patch, often chosen in a competition held in the astronaut's home country. In Tim's case, the entries were reduced to 33 candidates for presentation to an expert panel of judges.

The judges from ESA, Blue Peter and the UK Space Agency together chose their two favorites in each of the three age groups of 6–8, 9–11 and 12–15 years to ensure a fair chance for all applicants.

Trees, apples, spaceships and the UK were common elements but ESA graphic designer Karen Oldenburg was impressed by the variety:

"The entries were amazingly diverse. It was obvious that each child had put a lot of individuality and inventiveness into each design."

Important considerations for deciding on the final six were how a design would look as a patch, the colors used and whether the children drew everything on their own.

Tim's choice

The final decision came down to Tim himself. He had a hard time choosing:

"I have been so impressed with the high standard and the number of entries. Wonderful!"

"My final choice was not easy to make, but I chose Troy's design because his patch was simple but included many references to my mission."

Troy will see his Principia patch flown to space and was invited to the Blue Peter television studios for the unveiling.

Ewan Vinnicombe, Blue Peter Editor, said,

"It's been fantastic to see all the thousands of colorful and creative entries we received for this Blue Peter competition."

"I was so impressed with them all and the winning design looks amazing. I can't wait to see it in space."

The five runners-up will receive their artwork framed with a signed photo from Tim.

carl walker
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posted 11-28-2014 06:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim Peake's Principia mission logo is now in the official ESA mission patch gallery.

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posted 11-30-2014 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The ESA mini gallery that Carl refers to above is a magnificent resource for collectors of European space patches. I commend it to all patch collectors. Superb illustrations.

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posted 01-30-2015 08:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim Peake's official ESA Principia mission patch can now be ordered from our licensed provider in the UK, Stewart Emblems. Phone or send an email to info@stewart-emblems.com. Don't forget to include your name and address, and how many patches you need. Patches are £5.50 each plus postage. See here for more payment details.

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posted 01-31-2015 03:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Took delivery today (in UK), 24 hours after making a telephone order. Stewart Emblems continue with the good service they have always offered. Thank you.

Bill Nelson
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posted 11-26-2015 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am trying to find out if Stewart Aviation still has Principia patches left for sale. I sent out an e-mail and have not heard back.

I see on their website that other patches have a catalog number listed to use 5o order the patch, but the Principia patch does not have a catalog number. I am wondering if that means that they are sold out.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 11-26-2015 01:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, Fiona at Stewart Emblems has not sold out of the Principia patches yet. There is no catalogue number for this patch on her sales flyers, or in her main printed catalogue. But all you need to buy this patch is the title PRINCIPIA.

They are £5.50 each with shipping to the U.S. at £4.00 per order. (Card payments in £ only). Her e-mail address is; sales@stewart-emblems.com.

Bill Nelson
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posted 11-28-2015 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do the Principia patches have a cloth back or do they have the iron on glue backing?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 11-29-2015 04:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The version that I have, which is direct from Stewart Emblems, has a bare cloth back to it Bill.

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