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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-24-2017 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Soyuz MS-09 (Expedition 56/57) astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA) on Twitter:
Attaching my new ESA mission patch to my flight suit. You'll see the front side in next Monday's press conference.

carl walker
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posted 05-29-2017 05:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
European Space Agency (ESA) release
New Horizons for Alexander Gerst

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is returning to the International Space Station next year and today he revealed his mission name and logo: Horizons.

Alexander is the first of ESA's class of 2009 astronauts who will be sent into space for a second time, launching on Soyuz MS-09 together with NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps and Russian spacecraft commander Sergei Prokopyev in May 2018. His first mission, Blue Dot, in 2014, lasted from May to November 2014.

"For Blue Dot I wanted to share the change of perspective seeing our planet from space can give you, this time I want to put the accent on exploration," says Alexander.

"Horizons are a symbol for the unknown and when I gaze at the horizon I cannot help but wonder what lies behind it. For this reason we run scientific experiments on the Space Station: we want to broaden our horizons as humankind."

Alexander will be part of Expedition 56 and 57, taking over as commander of the Space Station for Expedition 57.

Horizons patch

The logo was designed to be timeless and shows a face gazing into the horizon above a blue band that symbolizes the atmosphere, but also the Blue Dot mission. The new mission goes beyond Blue Dot and extends into infinity symbolized by the white arc. To the right of the mission name is a stylized International Space Station.

ESA's Director General Jan Woerner comments: "I am glad that Alexander Gerst will be launched on his second mission to the International Space Station soon.

"His new mission name is fitting as it will open up new horizons in human and robotic spaceflight. Long-duration missions are an important basis for medical experiments that can be used on Earth as well as to prepare for human exploration beyond Earth-orbit."

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 05-29-2017 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It reminds me of "2001: A Space Odyssey" in some ways.

randy
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posted 05-29-2017 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too.

Bill Nelson
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posted 06-06-2017 10:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Nelson   Click Here to Email Bill Nelson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will the patch become available for purchase by the public?

carl walker
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posted 09-17-2017 06:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Horizons patch is now available from our official supplier Quadrotem.

Russian
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posted 09-17-2017 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is no photo of the patch, only logo. Does somebody have the photo?

waa49
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posted 09-18-2017 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a photo of the patch:

lucspace
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posted 09-18-2017 01:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a bit disappointing... Fully embroidered would have looked better, or at least they could have used felt, preventing the crumpling effect present in the white twill.

Russian
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posted 09-18-2017 02:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Completely agree with Luc! Maybe it would be the second version?

waa49
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posted 09-19-2017 02:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Explanation of the German seller:
Official patch of the next space mission of Alexander Gerst in 2018. Approx. 10 cm diameter. From the official ESA supplier. No cheap Chinese imitation.

Russian
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posted 06-06-2019 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My friend from Baikonur got this woven version of the patch. According to EAC it was a first try.

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