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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-19-2022 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Making the rounds on social media, a first look at the International Space Station Expedition 68 insignia.

The crew, as announced to date, includes: NASA astronauts Nicole Mann, Josh Cassada, Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg; Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitriy Petelin, Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub; and JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata. More astronauts and cosmonauts are still to be assigned.

Liembo
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posted 04-19-2022 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Without going too far into the negative, I'll just say that I find this patch design "basic."

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 04-20-2022 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I’m with you Liem.

Mike Dixon
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posted 04-20-2022 12:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does not impress me.

Tom
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posted 04-20-2022 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks similar to ISS Expedition 67 patch.

BMckay
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posted 04-20-2022 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is probably the prototype. So I would expect a few color changes.

BMckay
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posted 04-20-2022 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is probably the prototype. So I would expect a few color changes

KSCartist
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posted 04-20-2022 04:02 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.

Yea, I’m going to go with that.

KAPTEC
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posted 04-20-2022 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree Tim. I agree.

dcfowler1
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posted 04-20-2022 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps not an exciting design, but I like the color scheme.

BMckay
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posted 04-21-2022 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, must be me. I see very little similarity to yours. Your patches are usually better.

PowerCat
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posted 04-21-2022 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for PowerCat   Click Here to Email PowerCat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If my memory is correct, I think the Expeditions 26, 27 and 28 patches each had a similar orientation and appearance of the ISS.

Liembo
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posted 04-21-2022 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well to be fair, there are only so many tropes to select from in patches of this type: the sun, the earth, the moon, the ISS / spacecraft, etc when you're not going way into the abstract like with ISS-66, as an example. They're bound to have some similarities when they're not abstract.

KSCartist
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posted 04-21-2022 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PowerCat:
I think the Expeditions 26, 27 and 28 patches each had a similar orientation and appearance of the ISS.
You are correct.

Jorge and I designed the 26 and 27 patches concurrently. We deliberately flipped the ISS for 27 to illustrate the Southern Hemisphere and added the Southern Cross constellation.

Whoever did 28 used our ISS.

quote:
Originally posted by BMckay:
I see very little similarity to yours.
Bryan, the similarities are the position of Earth and the moon. To be clear, I’m not upset. Just surprised.

Moonbase Alphan
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posted 06-15-2022 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moonbase Alphan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The full color, detailed image looks far better than that patch. Even the embroidered shirts that the crew wears are better as well.

Seems like that patch may be a work-in-progress, and will have a lot more stitching added to it.

Tom
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posted 06-16-2022 06:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh...much better!!

waa49
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posted 08-04-2022 05:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there already an explanation about the patch?

MSS
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posted 08-11-2022 11:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the Expedition 68 patch from GCTC web page:

Skyforce1
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posted 08-28-2022 09:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am sending out all orders with Expedition 68 tomorrow morning after the launch of the SLS.

AB Emblem sticker on the back reads 444068 08/22 20 Made in the USA.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-29-2022 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for the embedded label details Joe.

Skyforce1
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posted 08-29-2022 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're welcome Kevin, you're good to go!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 09-21-2022 04:19 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 just released and have listed on their website this ISS Expedition 68 patch. They have the following details on the embedded labels;
  • 444068 A-B Emblem Made In USA 07/22 20 (crew batch)
  • 444068 A-B Emblem Made In USA 08/22 20
  • 444068 A-B Emblem Made In USA 09/22 20
  • 444068 A-B Emblem Made In China 09/22 40
Update 28th September 2022:
AB Emblem have currently Sold Out of this Expedition 68 patch.
Now back in stock again on 30th September.

waa49
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posted 09-22-2022 02:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there already an explanation about the patch?

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