Soyuz MS-12

The patch is based on the graphic design for the Soyuz MS-10 crew, composed of Alexei Ovchinin and Nicholas Hague. The composition of the new emblem is mirrored relative to the original one, with the name of Christina Koch added to the design. A double border indicates the second attempt of Ovchinin and Hague to achieve orbit. The triangular shape of the emblem personifies the unity of the three members of the spaceship crew which is shown flying above the Earth. The top corner of the emblem indicates the direction upwards, recalling that the crew is flying from Earth to the International Space Station. Behind our blue planet, Russian and American flags are flying, indicating the international character of the flight. The number of stars in the flag of the United States symbolize the number of crew members. A silhouetted owl in flight, symbol of wisdom, spreading its wings against the blackness of space, symbolizes the contribution to science, the achievements of which are multiplied by research on the ISS. The bright golden silhouette of the space station is visible on the right side of the design - the main objective of the crew’s flight. To the left is the Moon - a daunting task and the goal of future research. The Roscosmos logo is at the top of the emblem, above the astronauts' names. The name of the spacecraft is located in the centre of the design.
Designed by Luc van den Abeelen. Copyright Roscosmos

Soyuz MS-11

The Soyuz MS-11 crew emblem depicts the spacecraft, which for over 50 years has been the main means of delivering astronauts and astronauts to low-Earth orbit and continues to be an integral part of space research. On the right is the International Space Station, which serves as an outpost for scientific research in space, where, among other things, technologies for future interplanetary manned flights are being worked out, and symbolizing the international partnership necessary to achieve this lofty goal. The red arrow, an element of the Roscosmos logo, is directed towards the Moon and Mars, symbolizing the priority tasks of mankind in space. The Milky Way symbolises our galaxy, the location of the Earth and our Solar system. The image of the Earth on the emblem is identical to how it is seen by cosmonauts and astronauts through the porthole. The shape of the digits in ‘11’ resembles the curved exterior of a football stadium, recognising the World Football Championship in Russia. On the right the design shows the constellation of Scorpio with its brightest star Antares - the call sign of the crew, commanded by Oleg Kononenko, whose name is in the upper part of the emblem. The emblem also shows the names of two other crewmembers: David St. Jacques (CSA astronaut) and Ann McClain (NASA astronaut). The horizon, dividing the emblem in half, symbolizes the dawn of a new era in space exploration and the hope that space continues to inspire and unite people from all over the world.
Designed by Blake Dumesnil. Copyright Roscosmos


Luca Parmitano chose 'Beyond' for his next ISS mission. From the nearness to Earth of Pesquet's Proxima mission to the broadening scope of Gerst's Horizons mission, Luca saw a path that will push humankind even farther, for the benefit of all. The mission logo illustrates this trajectory. An astronaut looks out into space through a helmet visor. Earth and the Space International Station are reflected in this visor. In the distance, the Moon is poised for humankind's return, with the Orion spacecraft and exploratory rovers. Beyond is Mars, the Red Planet, currently being studied by satellites such as ExoMars, Mars Express and, one day, by humans.

April 16, 2019

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ISS Schedule:

Soyuz MS-13: Jul. 20, 2019 Skvortsov, Parmitano, Morgan
Starts Exp 60

Soyuz MS-14: Aug. 22, 2019 unmanned
Soyuz MS-15: Sep. 25, 2019 Skripochka, Meir, Al Mansouri
Starts Exp 61

Soyuz MS-11 Expedition-59 Soyuz MS-12