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Embroidered Patch for Expedition 36

Expedition 36 Embroidered Patch


Expedition 36 begins with the undocking of Soyuz TMA-07M in May 2013. Three new crew members will arrive aboard Soyuz TMA-09M, which is scheduled to launch in May 2013.

Soyuz TMA-08M
Crew: Chris Cassidy, Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin
Launch: March 2013
Landing: September 2013

Soyuz TMA-09M
Crew: Karen Nyberg, Maxim Suraev. Luca Parmitano
Launch: May 2013
Landing: November 2013

Embroidered ISS Expedition 36 Patch

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October 15, 2011 Posted by | ESA, international space station, ISS, JAXA, NASA, Russian Spaceflight, Space Patches | , , , , , | Leave a comment

ISS Expedition 35 Patch

Expedition 35 Embroidered Patch 


Emblazoned with a bold 35 for the 35th expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), this patch portrays a natural moonlit view of the Earth from the ISS at the moment of sunrise, one of the sixteen that occur each day at orbital velocity, with glowing bands of Earth’s atmosphere dispersing the sun’s bright light into primary colors.

The Earth is depicted as it often appears from space, without recognizable coastlines or boundaries – just as the international endeavor of living and working together in space blurs technical and cultural boundaries between nations. The ISS is the unseen central figure of the image, since the view is from a window of the Space Station itself, commemorating full use of the Space Station as a long-duration dwelling from which humans can develop techniques and technologies to further explore.

The crew points out, “The arc of the Earth’s horizon with the sun’s arrows of light imply a bow shooting the imagination to Mars and the cosmos where our species may one day thrive.”

Expedition 35 begins with the Soyuz TMA-06M undocking in March 2013. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-08M.

Soyuz TMA-07M
Crew: Chris Hadfield, Tom Marshburn, Roman Romanenko
Launch: November 2012
Landing: May 2013

Soyuz TMA-08M
Crew: Chris Cassidy, Pavel Vinogradov, Alexander Misurkin
Launch: March 2013
Landing: September 2013

Embroidered Expedition 35 patch available now from the spaceboosters online store

 

October 15, 2011 Posted by | ESA, international space station, ISS, JAXA, NASA, Russian Spaceflight | , , , , | Leave a comment

NASA Apollo Mission Control Embroidered Patch

Just released by Spaceboosters – NASA Apollo Mission Control Embroidered Patch.

This patch is one of limited edition of only 200 patches. Full colour and fully embroidered – Limited Edition Apollo NASA Space Patch  

Apollo Mission Control PatchWe have also had a small number autographed on the reverse side by NASA Apollo Flight Controller Sy Liebergot - Limited quantity of handsigned patches.NASA Apollo EECOM Sy Liebergot hand signed limited edition embroidered patch

For more information on Sy Liebergot and his book please visit: Sy Lybergot, Apollo Flight Controller and EECOM.

September 12, 2011 Posted by | NASA, space, Space Patches, spaceflight | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roscosmos NEW ‘landscape’ official embroidered patch

Roscosmos NEW blue ‘landscape’ official embroidered patch

This is a new generic Roscosmos logo. It will gradually replace the blue (portrait style) rectangular patch currently in use.

The two pairs of three stars symbolize the ISS crews flown to and from the International Space Station by the Russian Soyuz vehicles.

The patch can be seen on the training suit of Cosmonaut Andrey Borisenko (right). 

Expedition 27 crew members — NASA astronaut Ron Garan (from left), Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev, Soyuz commander, and Andrey Borisenko — join hands following a press conference held at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, April 3, 2011. Photo credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi

New Roscosmos embroidered patch available from our store.

July 17, 2011 Posted by | Space Patches | , , , | Leave a comment

MARS 500 Embroidered Mission Patch

MARS 500 Embroidered Mission Patch Available from the Spaceboosters Online Store

3 June 2011
The six men in the Mars500 facility near Moscow have been in isolation now 365 days. The European crewmembers have been writing in their latest letters home about the highlights, monotonous life, team spirit and determination to go on.
 
“Wow, it’s already been a year,” begins Diego Urbina, one of the two Mars500 crewmembers from ESA, in his latest diary entry.

“One way to visualise it is if you think of what you were doing exactly one year ago, and then picture yourself living in a windowless metal box from then!”

The crew have not actually gone anywhere in those 12 months, but in theory they have been to Mars and are now on the way back.  
 

Preparing an EEG recording
   

The crew of six – three Russians, two Europeans and one Chinese – walked from the flashlights of a hectic press conference into their isolation modules on 3 June 2010 and began their virtual mission towards the Red Planet.

The facility faithfully mimics every aspect of an interplanetary flight, as far as it is possible without really flying into space. Their ‘craft’ is composed of four sealed interconnected cylinders with a total volume of 550 cubic metres. They have their own private cabins and they live and work very much like the astronauts on the Space Station.

“The dark side of this routine is that every day for the past year we woke up at the same time to do the same medical controls with the same devices: no weekend or holiday breaks for a year!” writes Romain Charles, another ESA crewmember, in his diary.
 
 

Mars500 EVA training
   

To Mars and back
 
After the first exciting months, life settled into a routine and the crew waited for Mars arrival at the end of January.

They ‘docked’ with a ‘lander’ (in reality, another module connected to their main habitation modules) that had been waiting with supplies in orbit around Mars.

After unloading the cargo, Diego settled into the lander with Wang Yue and Alexandr Smoleevskiy, and ‘landed’ on Mars.

They completed three sorties in Orlan spacesuits into a big hall that was built to look like the martian surface.

During these marswalks they collected samples, set up experiments and drove a rover, like real marsonauts will do one day.

After conquering the Red Planet, the trio ‘flew ‘back to the interplanetary ship, and the crew was reunited to begin their long trip back home on 2 March.

They will ‘arrive’ on 5 November, when the hatch of the isolation facility is opened. The mission will still go on some weeks after that with medical checks and debriefings.
 
 

   

Good spirit
 
The biggest problem of future exploration flights is not necessarily the technology, but the humans and interactions between the crewmembers. This is the main focus of the Mars500 experiment.

“Our crew has been keeping up the dozens of experiments we have to do constantly, no matter the good times or the hard times, producing data of quality that helps some of Europe’s best scientists to evaluate what the space travelers of the future will go through,” writes Diego.

“We still have 5 months ahead of us a lot of opportunities to make this trip to Mars even more special,” adds Romain.

“We have a great crew and although our backgrounds are significantly different, we never had any conflicts between us. That’s why I’m full of optimism for our last days in the Mars500 modules. We’ll see you on the 5th of November when we’ll land on Earth after our 520 day’s journey to the Red Planet, not before!”

Read the newest diaries from Mars500: Romain’s last letter is here and Diego’s letter is here.

Watch also ESA TV’s video about Mars500: ‘One year inside’.

July 17, 2011 Posted by | Space Patches | , , , , | Leave a comment

Expedition 28 Embroidered Patch

Embroidered Patch International Space Station Expedition 28

Expedition 28 begins with the Soyuz TMA-20 undocking in May 2011. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-02M.

Soyuz TMA-21
Crew: Andrey Borisenko, Ron Garan, Alexander Samokutyaev
Launch: April 4, 2011, 6:18 p.m. EDT
Docking: April 6, 2011, 7:18 p.m. EDT
Landing: September 2011

Soyuz TMA-02M
Crew: Sergei Volkov, Mike Fossum and Satoshi Furukawa
Launch: June 7, 2011
Docking: June 9, 2011
Landing: November 2011 

Image above: The Expedition 28 crew members, from right (front row) are Commander Andrey Borisenko and Flight Engineers Alexander Samokutyaev and Mike Fossum. Pictured from the left (back row) are Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa, Ron Garan and Sergei Volkov. Photo credit: NASA

ISS Expedition 28 Patch available

May 12, 2011 Posted by | Space Patches | , , | Leave a comment

International Space Station Expedition 35 Insignia

Photo Credit: NASA

International Space Station Expedition 35 Insignia released well in advance of the mission. Emblazoned with a bold 35 for the 35th expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), this patch portrays a natural moonlit view of the Earth from the ISS at the moment of sunrise, one of the sixteen that occur each day at orbital velocity, with glowing bands of Earth’s atmosphere dispersing the sun’s bright light into primary colors.

The Earth is depicted as it often appears from space, without recognizable coastlines or boundaries – just as the international endeavor of living and working together in space blurs technical and cultural boundaries between nations.

The ISS is the unseen central figure of the image, since the view is from a window of the Space Station itself, commemorating full use of the Space Station as a long-duration dwelling from which humans can develop techniques and technologies to further explore.

The crew points out, “The arc of the Earth’s horizon with the sun’s arrows of light imply a bow shooting the imagination to Mars and the cosmos where our species may one day thrive.”

May 1, 2011 Posted by | Space Patches | , , , , | Leave a comment

International Space Station Expedition 30

International Space Station Expedition 30 Embroidered Patch Design

The International Space Station (ISS) program is completing the transition from assembly to full utilization as humankind celebrates the golden anniversary of human space exploration. In recognition of these milestones and especially of the contribution of those whose dedication and ingenuity make spaceflight possible, a fully assembled ISS is depicted rising above a sunlit Earth limb. Eastward of the sunlit limb, the distinctive portrayal of Earth’s surface illuminated by nighttime city lights is a reminder of mankind’s presence on the planet, most readily apparent from space only by night, and commemorates how human beings have transcended their early bonds throughout the previous 50 years of space exploration. The ISS, a unique space-based outpost for research in biological, physical, space and Earth sciences, in the words of the crew members, is an impressive testament to the tremendous teamwork of the engineers, scientists and technicians from 15 countries and five national space agencies.

The six crew members of Expedition 30, like those who have gone before them, express that they are honored to represent their countries and the ISS team in conducting research aboard the station and adding to the body of knowledge that will enable the world’s space faring countries to more safely and more productively live, work and explore outer space, paving the way for future missions beyond low Earth orbit, and inspiring young people to join in this great adventure.

Photo credit: NASA

Available soon from the Spaceboosters Online Store

May 1, 2011 Posted by | Space Patches | , , , | Leave a comment

Space Shuttle 30 Year Anniversary Approaches

Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.

John Young, the commander, had already flown in space four times, including a walk on the moon in 1972. Bob Crippen, the pilot, was a Navy test pilot who would go on to command three future shuttle missions. But nothing either man had done or would do was quite like this.

Space Shuttle Commemorative Embroidered Patch.

March 18, 2011 Posted by | Commemorative Space Patch, Space Patches | , , , | 1 Comment

STS-133 Crew Change Patch

The final flight of Space Shuttle Discovery is due to launch on February 24th 2011, mission STS-133. It has suffered a number of delays and most recently a crew member change.

As with all missions they are planned years in advance and NASA always have to expect the unexpected.

Astronaut Timothy Kopra recently suffered an accident that has led to him being replaced by veteran Astronaut Stephen Bowen. All sorts of memorabilia and collectables featuring the mission logo have had to be hurriedly replaced to reflect this.

Original mission patch for STS-133 Discovery. Credit: NASA

Updated mission patch for STS-133 Discovery. Credit: NASA

So add one or both to your collection today. The original STS-133 Discovery patch is available now fromthe Spaceboosters Store.

The updated patches are on their way…and will be with us soon!

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Space Patches | , , , , | Leave a comment