Soyuz MS-07

The crew patch is depicted in the shape of an an armillary sphere: a centuries-old tool that is supposed to represent the heavens. The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft is shown flying high over the Earth in the centre of the instrument, symbolising man's continued presence in orbit. In the background, the Moon is shown, representing future aspiration for human activities in space. The constellation of Capricorn is represented in the top of the design, with the three larger stars representing the crew members. The groups of two and three smaller stars symbolise the childeren fathered by spacecraft commander Shkaplerov and American astronaut Tingle. The crew's names are positioned along the border of the patch together with their national flags. On the design's horizontal ring, the name of the spacecraft and the Roscosmos logo are shown. Designed by Luc van den Abeelen. Copyright Roscosmos/

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-06

The composition of the emblem of the crew of the spacecraft Soyuz MS-06 is designed around a stylized image of an eagle, spreading its wings. The powerful bird in the image also recalls the city of Oyol, where spacecraft commander Alexander Misurkin grew up. The crew's callsign is 'Altair': the brightest star in the constellation of the Eagle. The design of the graphic symbol of the crew is made in a simple three-color palette; the continents of our planet are depicted in a minimalist manner - dots in the style of computer graphics. In the center of the emblem a Soyuz spaceraft is depicted in flight. In the lower part of the emblem the logos of Roscosmos and NASA are shown. The top part of the border shows the name of the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft while the bottom part is taken up by the crew members' names. The crew patch was developed by Alexei Tarapata, the winner of a contest announced by Alexander Misurkin in social media. The final design was made by Dutch artist Luc van den Abeelen. 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.

July 23, 2017

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ISS Schedule:

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-04 Expedition-52 Soyuz MS-05