Soyuz MS-05

The Soyuz MS-05 crew patch features a nose-on view of the spacecraft, as it prepares to dock with the International Space station, with the Roscosmos logo just above it. In a protruding circle, the Greek god of the northern wind Boreas is shown, as this name is the call sign for the spaceship's crew. In the foreground, the navigational device of the docking cross is shown, as seen by the crew during the link-up with the orbital facility. The constellation of Scorpion is shown in the background, as a reference to the spaceship commander's star sign. Three stars in the background symbolise the crew members, whose names are shown in the border, with the corresponding national flags next to them. Designed by Anastasia Timofeyeva, finalised by Luc van den Abeelen. Copyright Roscosmos/

Soyuz MS-04 'Planet Tsiolkovski'

The Soyuz MS-04 patch design is inspired on the iconic Apollo 12 patch. The classic sailing ship symbolises the dream of flying in space. The vessel trails a stream of stars, as used in the patch for Expedition 52, which cosmonaut Yurchikhin will command during the second part of his stay on the ISS, symbolised by the single star to the left of the ship. Behind the ship in Earth-like colours is a depiction of Konstantin Tsiolkovski's design for a space station, while the border is similar in design to spaceship commander's Yurchikhin earlier Soyuz patches. His name and that of astronaut Fischer, together with the name of the spaceship incorporating the Roscosmos logo and the space fliers national flags occupy the border of the logo. Patch designed by Luc van den Abeelen from The Netherlands. Copyright Roscosmos/


Mission logo for ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli's third spaceflight. The logo was developed by ESA together with Italian space agency ASI and Paolo. The overall circle and blue shading evoke our planet, with the Third Paradise symbol by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto linking the mission’s main messages. Three elements stand out: a strand of DNA as a symbol of life and science, a book as a symbol of culture and education, and Earth as a symbol of humanity. The Third Paradise is a reformulation of the symbol for infinity. The two opposing ovals contain elements of the scientific and cultural activities Paolo will perform in space. Their meeting in the centre represents the evolution of Earth and benefits for humankind. The central shape of the symbol, together with the presence of the globe, can also be seen as an eye, giving an astronaut’s perspective over our planet. Reflecting Paolo’s origins, the logo features the colours of the Italian flag.

February 24, 2017

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ISS Schedule:

Soyuz MS-04: Apr. 20, 2017 Yurchikhin, Fisher
Starts Exp 51

Soyuz MS-05: July 28, 2017 Ryazanski, Bresnik Nespoli
Starts Exp 52

Soyuz MS-06: Sep. 13, 2017 Misurkin, Vande Hei
Starts Exp 53

Soyuz MS-07: Oct. 26, 2017 Skvortsov, Tingle, Kanai
Starts Exp 54

Soyuz MS-08: Mar. 30, 2018 cosmonaut, Feustel, tourist?
Starts Exp 55

Soyuz MS-09: May. 30, 2018 Samokutyayev, Epps, Gerst
Starts Exp 56

Soyuz MS-02 Expedition-50 Soyuz MS-03