Soyuz MS-25


Soyuz MS-25 launched March 23, 2024 to ISS after a two-day delay, resulting from a rare launch abort two days earlier. Copyright Roscosmos

EP-21 Russia


Patch for the Visiting Mission 21, a short ISS mission by Soyuz MS-25 Russian cosmonaut Novitsky and Belarus cosmonaut Vasilevskaya. Copyright Roscosmos

EP-21 Belarus


Belarus patch for the Visiting Mission 21. Copyright Roscosmos

ISS-71


The Expedition 71 patch symbology represents onboard research into quantum behavior of novel states of matter, antibodies and immune function, the search for dark matter, flame and combustion physics, DNA expression, plant growth and root behavior, and direct earth observation. The human eye and microscope objectives at upper left form the apex of a cone of vision culminating in the Expedition number 71, and represents the deliberate and disciplined practice of scientific observation. Earth's moon and Mars are also depicted as next steps for exploration, with an anticipation of further rich scientific discovery using many techniques and skills honed aboard the ISS.

ISS-70


The patch for Expedition 70, designed - for the first time - by ESA graphic designers Hugo Simões and Hugo Dias, is based on 'yinyang', the well-known philosophical symbol of balance between two complementary forces — yin and yang — that make up all aspects and phenomena of life. In this depiction, the red and orange tones in the lower half of the patch represent science and and the dark blue represents space exploration in the upper half. The Expedition number '70' is suggested by representations of the Space Station's orbit joined by the plume from a launcher forming the '7' in white, followed by the '0' as a white orbit which, after circling Earth points into the dark background, hinting at future deep-space exploration. Red, white and blue trails join the Space Station orbit, the colours from the flags of the four participating nations (Denmark, Japan, USA and Russia). Our planet, in blue and white, is surrounded by the white orbital 'swoosh' of the '0', representing the themes of climate research and benefits of science for life on Earth. The four stars represent the four crew members, as well as the four participating nations.

Crew-8


The official insignia of the SpaceX Crew-8 mission. Dragon Crew-8, composed of NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksandr Grebenkin, is ready to stand the watch on its mission to maintain a continuous human research presence in low-Earth orbit represented by the never-ending path of a Latin numeral 8 with the dragon bowing with respect to the destination, the International Space Station.

Crew-7


Central to the Crew-7 patch is the colorful Earth, with its beauty and magnificence standing out against the white dragon and black background. The dragon is on guard for threats against the Earth, its neck craned in the shape of a "7" to represent the seventh operational flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The dragon's tail curves upwards towards a golden star, symbolizing the ascent towards the stars in honor of the pioneering spirit and perseverance that continue to propel us further in human space exploration. The colors blue, white, and red on the tail symbolize the international make-up of the four crew members, with the colors encompassing those used in the flags of all four nations – the United States of America, Denmark, Japan, and the Russian Federation.

Shenzhou-18


Mission patch for Shenzhou-18, to be launched in April 2024

Shenzhou-17


Mission patch for Shenzhou-17

Shenzhou-16


Mission patch for Shenzhou-16

Ax-3


Axiom's Ax-3 patch is shaped as a shield to illustrate strength and courage. The International Space Station (ISS) is centered and angled to be seen as aviator wings, symbolizing four astronauts piloting toward growth in low-Earth orbit (LEO) through the spirit of exploration and collaboration. The four stars next to the names represent the four European nations on the Ax-3 mission. The tiled Earth is shown with longitude and latitude lines to highlight the new frontier that the crew will explore and celebrate the power of bridging cultural divides to advance human knowledge and prosperity. Located on the tiled Earth, toward the base of the patch, the number 100 denotes centennial milestones for Türkiye and Italy. The number 500 represents a jubilee year for Sweden as the country celebrated five centuries as an independent nation on June 6, 2023. Located around the bottom edges of the patch, the mission's moto "Further, Beyond" is written in Latin (PLVS VLTRA).

Muninn


According to the myth, the ravens serve as messengers and advisors to their god, sharing all they see and hear. Muninn comes from the Old Norse word munr, that can be translated as passion and emotion, linking to Marcus's enthusiasm for spaceflight. Muninn is depicted gliding around Earth to share the knowledge collected from Marcus's mission. The dark blue circle represents Earth and includes lighter lines depicting Marcus's homeland, Sweden. The patch displays the two colours of the Swedish flag – blue and yellow. The two white stripes next to Muninn's upper wing refer to the distinctive solar arrays of a space station, Marcus's future home in space. Ten stars adorning the sky form a constellation that resembles the Viking symbol for protection. The stars also remind Marcus of the beauty of snowflakes in cold winter days in Sweden. The lines originating from Muninn's lower wing reference supersonic shock waves from jets, Marcus's is a test pilot for the Swedish Air Force. The Muninn mission was executed by ESA astronaut Marcus Wandt during Ax-3. Patch designed by ESA's K. Lochtenberg.

Turkiye's First Space Mission


Patch for Turkye's First Space Mission, executed by astronaut Alper Gezeravci

Starliner CFT


Patch for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its first mission with astronauts, known as the Crew Test Flight, to the International Space Station. The capsule will dock with the space station, then return to Earth to landing in the Western United States. NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will fly on the mission in May 2024.

Polaris Dawn


The Polaris Dawn mission will be commanded by billionaire Jared Isaacman, making his second trip to space. He will be joined on the all-private mission by pilot Scott Poteet, and SpaceX employees Sarah Gillis and Anna Menon. The mission is expected later in 2024.

Mrch 25, 2024


Gaganyaan

Patch for Gaganyaan's first crewed flight expected in 2025.



Dreamchaser-1

Patch for the first ISS mission of Dreamchaser.



Dream Chaser CRS-2

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



Christoforetti VKD

Patch for Samantha Christoforetti's EVA she performed on ISS in July 2022.



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