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MSS
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posted 02-24-2021 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the first look at the Soyuz MS-18 crew patch (via the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center):

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posted 02-24-2021 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to representing the crew of Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Mark Vande Hei, it is nice to see the patch recognize the April 2021 60th anniversary of human spaceflight.

The mountain depicted is presumeably Mount Kazbek; Novitsky's chosen call sign is Kazbek.

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posted 02-24-2021 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We are still waiting for a confirmation that Vande Hei will fly insted of Korsakov.

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posted 02-24-2021 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Normally next Friday the decision will be taken about MS-18 crew composition.

I was told there is another version of the patch with Korsakov.

I can understand the colours over Novitskiy are the colours of Belorussia. From Vande Hei side the colours are US national colours. What about colours from Dubrov side?

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posted 02-24-2021 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Russian:
What about colours from Dubrov side?
It's Khabarovsk Krai flag 3 colours.

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posted 02-24-2021 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Russian:
I was told there is another version of the patch with Korsakov.
Here it is:

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posted 03-10-2021 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is official patch from Roscosmos.

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posted 03-10-2021 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Sergei Korsakov (via Instagram):
The Soyuz MS-18 crew has a replacement! In April 2021, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei is flying to the ISS as Flight Engineer-2 instead of me.

In this composition, the crew backed up the Soyuz MS-17 crew, therefore such a late appointment would not affect the efficiency of their work.

Mark is an excellent specialist, with whom I was privileged to work hand in hand in training in Houston and Star City, when we "shared" the right seat of the spacecraft, awaiting the decision of the space agencies.

It was a real pleasure and great luck for me to prepare for a space flight with one of the most experienced cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and my 2012 recruitment friend Peter Dubrov. It was very useful and interesting to observe the work of real professionals and learn from their experience.

In fact, we had a well-coordinated crew of four for the ship, which has only three seats. We jokingly referred to this situation as the "Musical Chair" game. Now that the music has stopped, I want to wish the Soyuz MS-18 crew to successfully complete their preparations, make a beautiful start to the ISS, spend an unforgettable time there, and safely return to Earth!

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posted 03-11-2021 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Jacques van Oene (via Twitter), the backup crew patch:

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posted 03-11-2021 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The prime crew patch artwork:

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posted 03-16-2021 08:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are some photos from whole crew today's trainings at Star City. There isn't a back-up crew patch and Vande Hei has been wear crew patch and Expedition 65 patch only. Novitsky has been wear the old Expedition 51 patch.

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posted 03-20-2021 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are some photos from the first day of exams at Star City. The back-up crew patches has been seen except Anne McClain:

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posted 03-22-2021 05:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are some photos from the second day of exams at Star City. The prime crew patches has been seen with whole crew:

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posted 04-09-2021 01:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Congratulations, flying Dutchmen! Your 46th patch in a row aboard the ISS! My respect!

There are two versions of the MS-18 patch aboard the ISS. Novitskiy has the version with Korsakov. Vande Hei, the version with him. I think Dubrov has the version with Korsakov as well as Novitskiy. Why?

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In a pre-flight interview, Vande Hei said that he, Novitskiy and Dubrov considered Korsakov the fourth member of their crew and wore the patch with Korsakov's name to reflect that. In fact, during training, Vande Hei said he wore the patch with Korsakov's name and Korsakov vice versa.

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posted 04-11-2021 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lewis007   Click Here to Email Lewis007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A description of the patch can be found on Spacepatches.nl:
The Soyuz MS-18 crew patch prominently displays the spacecraft on a shield-shaped background.

The spacecraft designation, the crew members names and the Roscosmos logo fill the top of the patch design. Blue and purple rays make up most of the background, symbolising the depths of the cosmos and the far reaches cosmonautics sets its sights on, both in science and in future destinations.

Three yellow stars represent the three members of the crew. Soyuz's orbital target, the International Space Station is depicted as a silver silhouette. The lower end of the design is occupied by the Kazabek mountain, representing the call-sign of this mission.

The patch border displays the flag of Belarus at the top for commander Novitskiy's nation of birth, the flag of the Russian Khabarovsk territory on the left representing cosmonaut Dubrov's origins and on the right are the USA's national colours for astronaut Vande Hei. The Russian flag is positioned on the spacecraft itself.

A banner across the bottom of the design shows the years 1961 and 2021 and the number 60 in between, commemorating Yuri Gagarin's trailblazing first human spaceflight, six decades ago this year.

The patch was designed by spacecraft commander Oleg Novitsky with Luc van den Abeelen, copyright Roscosmos.

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posted 04-15-2021 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Russian:
I think Dubrov has the version with Korsakov as well as Novitskiy.
Confirmation on photos made by Sergey Kud-Sverchkov:

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posted 07-19-2021 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These 20 MS-18 panels arrived to the ISS with Progress cargo late in June. Novitskiy confirmed he got them.

This information came to me from a friend in TsUP.

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posted 07-19-2021 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great information as usual Russian!

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