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Moonbase Alphan
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posted 12-19-2017 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ISS Expedition 60 mission patch

Tom
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posted 12-19-2017 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice!! No names?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-19-2017 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Officially, space station partners have only announced crew members through Expedition 59 to date. (There are crew assignments for Expedition 60 online, but they are subject to change.)

As an aside, Expedition 60 is expected to overlap the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 in July 2019, hence the inclusion of the eagle. I wonder though, what happens if commercial crew and Soyuz schedules slip the expedition? I suppose all of 2019 can be considered the anniversary year...

dcfowler1
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posted 12-19-2017 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is also currently scheduled to host two Soyuz crews and both USCV-1 and USCV-2. Commercial crew delays are probable, so there is likely to be a lot of turbulence in this crew.

pargoo
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posted 12-19-2017 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pargoo   Click Here to Email pargoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is the final approved art? Could do with a bit of colour, as well as names.

dcfowler1
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posted 12-19-2017 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The above-mentioned turbulence is likely one reason why there are no names. Another reason: If the two USCV launches happen as scheduled (unlikely, I know), there could be as many as 14 astronauts in various stages of this expedition.

thisismills
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posted 12-20-2017 09:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A handful of the earlier ISS crew patches were without astronaut names, my personal favorite being Expedition 23.

After seeing this Expedition 60 artwork, I'm actually hoping that may be the trend will come back, even if only for a couple of missions here and there. This art is beautiful and speaks to me with limited used of color and bold design elements.

Secretly hoping that there ends up being too many astronauts to make adding names impractical... but maybe that's just me.

KSCartist
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posted 12-20-2017 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like this simplicity of the design and understand the rationale behind no names.

But I would have used the Constellation "Aquila" to represent Eagle landing on the moon or ghost stitched the Eagle from the 11 patch. This has too many stars.

Do we know who the artists are?

lucspace
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posted 08-21-2018 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems AB Emblem is introducing the hybrid print/embroidery type for official NASA patches.

Moonbase Alphan
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posted 08-22-2018 05:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Land's End simplified embroidery, showing modified elements of the patch:

justin13
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posted 09-14-2018 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received one of the patches from Joe at Skyforce — in addition to being a print/embroidery hybrid (not thrilled with that) there's no AB production label on the back of the patch.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-06-2018 07:35 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 AB Emblem Expedition 60 patch has the patch design number 290700. But none of these ISS-60 hybrid patches has been seen with an embedded label on them, or on the cellophane packet they come in (yet).

Update on 17th October; Two cellophane packets with stickers on them have been found. They read; 290700 "Made In USA" 7/18 20. (None of the patches within them had embedded labels on).

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 10-22-2018 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From AB Emblem I learned:
This process is known as a photo combo emblem, which is a blend of both a photo process and the standard embroidery method. ... The reason this design was made in the photo combo method is due to the constellation detail in the background, this could have never been achieved using traditional embroidery.

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