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TobiasC
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posted 05-04-2020 01:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TobiasC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX Crew-1 member Soichi Noguchi just tweeted a photo with several of his mission patches in the background. The rightmost one appears to be the Crew-1 patch.

To my knowledge this is our first look at the mission insignia.

lucspace
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posted 05-04-2020 02:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it is his personal patch for this mission.

TobiasC
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posted 05-04-2020 03:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TobiasC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Isn't his personal patch for this flight the heptagonal one to the left of it?

I'm not sure if we're talking about the same one, but I'm talking about the blue dragon shaped one, I could easily be wrong though.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-04-2020 05:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch second from the right was previously released by JAXA as Noguchi's personal patch for his expedition stay.

It is possible the Crew-1 patch is his personal patch for the Dragon flight alone, but given the inclusion of the icons representing the history of U.S. spaceflight, I think it is more likely to be the crew patch (or a proposed design for it). Well spotted.

lucspace
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posted 05-04-2020 09:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had mistaken the program icon for Japanese characters... I love the design!

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 05-04-2020 06:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd buy one!

KSCartist
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posted 05-04-2020 08:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very creative!

Tom
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posted 05-05-2020 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
...icons representing the history of U.S. spaceflight
In addition what appears to be the ISS in the 10 o'clock position.

soviet space
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posted 05-05-2020 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for soviet space   Click Here to Email soviet space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Japanese style.

spaceman
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posted 05-06-2020 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch design can also be seen in this video, any Japanese speakers here?

LM-12
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posted 05-07-2020 04:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps the Dragon spacecraft on the patch was based on how the Dragon spacecraft looked in the painting seen in this photo.

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posted 05-17-2020 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sfphere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch recently appeared on NASASpaceflight:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-11-2020 04:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Soichi Noguchi updated his Twitter profile with this photo showing him wearing the patch (no larger version available):

Moonbase Alphan
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posted 06-17-2020 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the digital version

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-27-2020 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's Space Flight Awareness poster:

MSS
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posted 07-27-2020 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why an ATV is on this ISS picture?

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 07-29-2020 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was just watching the return flight readiness review press conference for the DM-2 crew and they spoke briefly about the next crew going up. This photo flashed for several seconds, at which point I grabbed a screenshot.

You can see astronaut Noguchi wearing a shirt with the crew logo, but then as you pan left you see astronauts Glover and Hopkins wearing black jackets with the embroidered crew logo. It appears that astronaut Walker may also have one on her jacket, but that area is obscured by Glover's right shoulder.

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posted 07-29-2020 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are standing side-by-side (like at the poster the same) as will be sitting in the Dragon capsule.

I'm curious when the official crew photo will be available?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-01-2020 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA description of the Crew-1 patch:
Building on the legacy of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle, MIR, International Space Station (ISS), and the DM-2 mission, the men and women of NASA and SpaceX have returned human space flight launches to the United States. Crew-1 marks the beginning of sustained government-commercial partnership missions to the ISS, and its Crew Dragon spacecraft is the focus of the patch.

The spacecraft, composed of the capsule and trunk, is flying from the bottom left toward the upper right, representing ascent and insertion to orbital flight. The Crew Dragon is superimposed on a background of stars and completes the outline of a dragon's head.

The letter C borders the patch, which together with the number 1 in the foreground represent the mission, Crew-1. Shadows of the legacy human spaceflight launch programs are on the border to honor and recognize their contributions to the Crew Dragon capsule. The outline of the ISS is also on the border to acknowledge Crew Dragon’s destination and its contribution to maintaining a human presence in low earth orbit for the United States and our international partners.

There are no individual names or flags on the border because the patch honors not just the crew members on board, but all of the countless SpaceX and NASA personnel that worked together to make a sleek and elegant Crew Dragon spacecraft. This patch honors their vision, service, and support.

We dedicate this patch to our families!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-01-2020 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem have just sent out advance notification of the release of the Crew-1 patch, which will be for sale on their website later on today.
SpaceX Crew-1 (also known as simply Crew-1) will be the first full crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the second overall crewed orbital flight. The mission will launch in mid-September 2020, depending on the outcome of the SpaceX Demo-2 mission, and will transport four members of the Expedition 64 crew to the International Space Station. The crew will be Shannon Walker, Soichi Noguchi, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-01-2020 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch is now available on AB Emblem's website. Design no. 423453.

belly
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posted 08-04-2020 03:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for belly   Click Here to Email belly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the one available from AB Emblem considered to be the "official" patch, or will SpaceX also release one?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-04-2020 05:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a very good question Paul. The design is "official," but whose version is "official," that is the question?

We probably won't be able to buy the SpaceX version of the Crew-1 patch from SpaceX until after the splashdown at the end of Expedition 64.

In the meantime the only one available to buy is the AB Emblem version with SKU patch design number 423453.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-04-2020 05:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Crew-1 patch pictured above is the crew's design and the official NASA insignia for the mission. AB Emblem produces the same insignia for the crew, and it is AB Emblem's patch that the astronauts are wearing on their blue flight suits.

So, yes, the AB Emblem version of the NASA, or crew, patch is "official."

SpaceX, if continuing with its own company tradition, will also design a patch to represent this mission and to give out to VIPs and the press at the launch. SpaceX generally waits until after the mission is over and is considered a success to release its patches for sale to the public.

To date, SpaceX's "official" patches are not made by AB Emblem.

belly
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posted 08-04-2020 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for belly   Click Here to Email belly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks both for your confirmation. I've now ordered one!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-06-2020 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem have made a change to the embedded labels used on the fourth production run in the first week of August 2020 for this Crew-1 patch. For the first time since the new style "crown emblem" labels were introduced in December 2017 they have added "Made In USA" below their trade name "A-B Emblem." Previously only "Made In China" was put on these new style "crown emblem" embedded labels.

The date codes reported so far on the Crew-1 patches are;

  • 423453 A-B Emblem 05/2020 (USA) without "Made In USA"
  • 423453 A-B Emblem 06/2020 (USA) without "Made In USA"
  • 423353 A-B Emblem 06/2020 (USA) without "Made In USA" with SKU Error
  • 423453 A-B Emblem 07/2020 (USA) without "Made In USA"
  • 423453 A-B Emblem Made In USA 08/2020
  • 423453 A-B Emblem Made In USA 0872020 (date code error, 7 used instead of / )

Moonbase Alphan
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posted 08-11-2020 04:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Crew photo.

David C
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posted 08-22-2020 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine from AB.

The dragon's head looks quite a bit bluer than the pictures here seemed on my iPad which were kind of purple, and the Dragon capsule seems more organic and "aquatic." More like the colors in the first shot of the flight awareness poster. I kind of get a "This New Ocean" vibe. Very nice work.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-22-2020 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which of the four production runs did you receive David? Did you get any of the labelling errors?

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posted 08-22-2020 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just got this one a few days ago.

423453 A-B Emblem Made In USA 0872020 (date code error, 7 used instead of / )

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posted 08-22-2020 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by David C:
The dragon's head looks quite a bit bluer than the pictures here seemed on my iPad which were kind of purple...
The patches are indeed more blue than they appear in photos, which cast a more purple tone. It seems to be a lighting effect, as I can reproduce it scanning the patches here. In the scan they appear purple, in hand, blue.

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posted 08-22-2020 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kevin T. Randall:
Which of the four production runs did you receive David?
423453 AB EMBLEM 07/2020 without "Made in USA". No labelling errors.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-10-2020 11:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's employee Crew-1 t-shirts and baseball caps are now available for order.
Order cutoff is Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Shipping early October 2020.

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posted 09-10-2020 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for letting us know and providing the link, Robert!

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posted 10-16-2020 11:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
45th Space Wing Crew-1 patch (via SpaceX Patch List):

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posted 10-22-2020 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Available here:
http://capemuseumgiftshop.org/epages/061684b0-1940-4f7d-ba08-ec4c5269dfa4.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=%2FShops%2F061684b0-1940-4f7d-ba08-ec4c5269dfa4%2FProducts%2FT100924&fbclid=IwAR3V48Z Ru86d3eyLqs2BLxeuqL6HBRhjLM1sNeuBQ8ZPxtxVwTgtiq67Z5Q

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