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Jacques van Oene
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posted 11-24-2015 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soyuz TMA-20M mission patch

Today (Nov. 24) the Soyuz TMA-20M crew received their patches in Star City.

The Soyuz TMA-20M patch pays tribute to the origins of heraldry by its use of the classic shield shape. Its fields are divided by band of colors representing the Russian and American flags. The silhouette of a Soyuz spacecraft is at the centre of the shield, which is crowned by an outline of the International Space Station.

Three stars against the blackness of space symbolize the three astronauts of the spaceship, while animals feature in the other three quadrants.

The black bear comes from the coat of arms of the city of Rybinsk, birthplace of spaceship commander Alexey Ovchinin. This city on the Volga is also the "capital of barge-haulers," called Burlaks in Russian. "BURLAK" is the callsign for the crew of this Soyuz mission.

The American bald eagle, carrying the vector from the NASA logo it its beak, represents American astronaut Jeff Williams.

The grey crane with its wings outstretched is for cosmonaut Oleg Skripotchka, who used the same bird in the patch of his first flight on board of the first in the current series of Soyuz spacecraft, on this one, the final Soyuz TMA-M.

Designed by Luc van den Abeelen of Hilversum, the Netherlands.

KSCartist
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posted 11-24-2015 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

About 18 months ago I sent Tim Kopra a design for the Expedition 47 patch that consisted of a Russian, British and American combined Coat of Arms. Today's mission patches are a heraldic descendant from the family crests of medieval times and I thought it was a perfect way to pay tribute to Tim Peake making his first flight.

Tim Kopra, Jorge Cartes R and I came up with the much cleaner design that was adopted for Expedition 47.

Today on Facebook, I saw the Soyuz TMA-20M patch. I'm flattered that someone else thought the Coat of Arms idea was worth pursuing. I modified my design as a commemorative for Tim Peake.

Congratulations Luc! Kudos on a great design!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 11-24-2015 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So the crew are "barge-haulers"? So long as the Klingons don't say the Soyuz should be hauled away as a barge, or that one of the crew is a "a swaggering, overbearing, tin-plated dictator with delusions of godhood...."

dcfowler1
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posted 11-25-2015 12:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the Klingons would have said "garbage scow."

hoorenz
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posted 11-25-2015 02:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KSCartist:
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
This must be purely coincidence, I don't think anyone in the TMA-20M (formerly MS-01) design team ever saw the coat of arms logo you made for Tim Peake...

I witnessed some of the development of the patch over the past year (it is a little hard to tell from the final result, but the Apollo 10 patch was the original starting point) and I can assure you that there were various suggestions and ideas from various people involved in the flight that were considered, weighed, changed — you know how it works — and over a period of months resulted in this final design.

It is interesting to see how sometimes we are all caught by the same wave of inspiration...

Liembo
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posted 12-14-2015 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Malaysians were quicker than usual to knock this one off (172029349168):

Russian
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posted 12-15-2015 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a shame to have this ugly patch in your collections friends!

And it would be a shame for the crew to have such a poor quality patch on their space suits!!! Even China made patches are much better...

What's more, U.S. eagle is blind... Poor Malaysia!

Russian
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posted 12-16-2015 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 29th patch by Soyuz Graphic Support Team to go to the ISS can be seen here via the front page of spacepatches.nl. Slightly different from Malaysian one...

Space Emblem Art
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posted 12-16-2015 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that Malaysian version is pretty poor quality. Don't know why anyone would want to buy their stuff.

hoorenz
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posted 03-18-2016 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch as formerly produced for TsENKI, now produced for Roscosmos by same Russian manufacturer.

Russian
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posted 03-24-2016 09:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bravo, flying Dutchmen!!! Your 29th crew with your patches aboard the ISS! Great performance!

hoorenz
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posted 03-24-2016 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, Russian!

lucspace
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posted 03-24-2016 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Proud, happy and thrilled each time one goes up!

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