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The Missing ISS Expedition 33 Patch

We have featured all of the most recent ISS Expedition patches with the exception of this new patch for Expedition 33.

 

Expedition 33 begins with the Soyuz TMA-04M undocking in September 2012. Three new crew members will arrive shortly thereafter on Soyuz TMA-06M.

Soyuz TMA-05M
Crew: Sunita Williams, Yuri Malenchenko, Akihiko Hoshide
Launch: May 2012
Landing: November 2012

Soyuz TMA-06M
Crew: Kevin Ford, Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin
Launch: October 2012
Landing: March 2013

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November 24, 2011 Posted by | ESA, international space station, ISS, NASA, Russian Spaceflight | , , , , , , , | 1 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

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

Yuri Gagarin – The First Space Explorer

Yuri Gagarin and Vostok 1 

In only a few short months the world will see the 50th Anniversary of the first human spaceflight. April 12th 1961-2011.

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. 

The Soviet Union was quite rightly proud of this fantastic achievement again beating the United States to the post, as they often did in the early days of the space race. It was not to last however. History shows that the initial slow start of the Americans quickly led to that giant leap for mankind in July of 1969.

A Yuri Gagarin commemorative patch is available from the Spaceboosters store.

Yuri Gagarin

February 21, 2011 Posted by | Commemorative Space Patch | , , , | Leave a comment