NASA Crew-1


Building on the legacy of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle, MIR, International Space Station (ISS), and the DM-2 mission, the men and women of NASA and SpaceX have returned human space flight launches to the United States. Crew-1 marks the beginning of sustained government-commercial partnership missions to the ISS, and its Crew Dragon spacecraft is the focus of the patch. The spacecraft, composed of the capsule and trunk, is flying from the bottom left toward the upper right, representing ascent and insertion to orbital flight. The Crew Dragon is superimposed on a background of stars and completes the outline of a dragon's head. The letter C borders the patch, which together with the number 1 in the foreground represent the mission, Crew-1. Shadows of the legacy human spaceflight launch programs are on the border to honor and recognize their contributions to the Crew Dragon capsule. The outline of the ISS is also on the border to acknowledge Crew Dragon’s destination and its contribution to maintaining a human presence in low earth orbit for the United States and our international partners. There are no individual names or flags on the border because the patch honors not just the crew members on board, but all of the countless SpaceX and NASA personnel that worked together to make a sleek and elegant Crew Dragon spacecraft. This patch honors their vision, service, and support.
SpaceX Crew-1


The SpaceX official/internal/commemorative patch for the first operational Crew Dragon mission to the ISS.
Expedition 64 (AB Emblem)


The Expedition 64 patch shows the International Space Station illuminated by the city lights of earth. The illumination of the space station modules represents the enduring partnership and continuous human presence on station for 20 years. The modules from all partner countries represent the international cooperation, which sustains this presence in space. The aurora and light behind the horizon are beautiful features of our home planet, and the Moon and stars in the background shows our future exploration beyond Earth.
Expedition 64 (Russian version)


This Russian-made version of the Expedition 64 patch is the one worn by the crew on their Sokol flight suits. Some 70 were produced as logistical constraints resulting from the Corona crisis prevented the 'offical' AB Emblem version reaching the Zvezda spacesuit plant in time.
Alpha


Designed by ESA's graphic artists, the Alpha patch features a rocket launch – the most dramatic moment in any space mission. Around the patch are 17 colored slots representing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. At the top, the International Space Station is stylized in the colors of the French flag. Ten stars sparkle in the background, evoking the Centaurus constellation, and the number of French citizens who have flown to space. The name of Thomas's second mission to the International Space Station was selected from over 27,000 entries to an ESA competition. The first to submit this name was Christelle de Larrard from Mios, Gironde, France. "There were many reasons to choose Alpha as a mission name," says Thomas. "It connects to my first mission, Proxima, as the stars belong to the same system close to Earth, and therefore convey the same idea of proximity (such as space research for people on Earth) and an idea of continuation in my work. Alpha, a Greek letter, is also widely used in mathematics, science and technology. And, as the first letter of the alphabet, it is often synonymous with the excellence we try to achieve in space exploration." Alpha was also the original denomination of the International Space Station, and is still used today as its radio call sign. The word is pronounced the same in almost every language, resulting in a simple yet meaningful mission name for the first astronaut to fly on a new generation of US crewed spacecraft.
Nov 16, 2020







ESA 2020

A new ESA 'astronaut' patch appeared in October 2020, depicting the 25 flags of ESA current member and participating states.



Starliner OFT

Boeing's Starliner OFT patch. The unmanned Orbital Flight Test is expected be repeated in early 2021.



Starliner CFT

Boeing's Starliner CFT patch. The manned Crew Flight Test is expected in mid-2021 with Ferguson replaced by Wilmore.



X-37B / OTV-6

The sixth mission of the X-37B was launched on May 17, 2020.



Dream Chaser CRS-2

The program patch for Dream Chaser Commercial Resupply Services 2. Individual patches are expected for the actual mission to ISS.



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