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Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
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posted 01-31-2024 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen on the International Space Station (via X):
Two Scandinavians in space! Marcus Wandt and I have been together for a week and a half and it has been good having a fellow Scandinavian onboard — even if he speaks Swedish. 😁

Jokes aside, Marcus has been busy and working hard to maximize the science and educational output of his Muninn mission, working on several experiments every day, while adapting to living on the Space Station.

One of the great designers at ESA came up with a visual for our two mission names, Huginn and Muninn: It shows the two ravens side by side, with both of our rune stars symbolizing "Safe travels" and "Protection" below it. At the top is Scandinavia and in the bottom is a viking ship with the bow going up the middle.

Soon Marcus and the Axiom-3 crew will return to Earth after two weeks in space and I know Marcus will be a big experience richer when he lands.

Paul J. Brennan

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From: Linden, CA
Registered: May 2019

posted 02-01-2024 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love the design! Hopefully, the ESA or our other European retailers are able to offer this patch for purchase.


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posted 02-02-2024 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Axman   Click Here to Email Axman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the central element (the blue bit in the middle I mean) a visual riff on Yggdrasil?

If so it would appear that Midgard (Scandinavia) has displaced/invaded/moved up into Asgard's space. I also approve of the stars in Yggdrasil's roots.

It's also somewhat ironic that it is Danes and Swedes and not Norwegians in space. Huginn and Muninn are after all part of the Norse pantheon. 🙂

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