Crew & Mission

(ISS010-S-002 - July 2004) --- The crewmembers for Expedition 10 take a break from training in the United States, Russia and other venues to pose for their crew portrait. Astronaut Leroy Chiao, left, is commander and NASA ISS science officer. Cosmonaut Salizhan S. Sharipov, representing Russia’s Federal Space Agency, is flight engineer.

Right: These two patches were made by Countdown Creations. The two patches were made for the crew to wear during the official crewphoto shoot. Only two of these patches were made. All other official crew patches were made by AB emblem. (Thanks to Robert Pearlman of CollectSpace).


Left: The Exp-10 crew during trainig in Star City, Russia. At right is Cosmonaut Yuri Shargin who will launch with the Exp-10 crew and return with the Exp-9 crew.

The Flight Suits

Left: (ISS010-E-15356 - 1 February 2005) Wearing a Russian Sokol suit, Salizhan S. Sharipov, floats in the Zvezda Service Module. Right: (ISS010-E-15402 - 1 February 2005) Leroy Chiao poses with an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit in the Unity node. Below: details of both Sokol suits.

EVA Wear

(ISS010-E-14763 - 24 January 2005) Leroy Chiao in his Russian Orlan spacesuit, participates in EVA preparations two days before the first spacewalk of the Exp-10 crew. Below: a detail of the Exp-10 crewpatch on the Orlan suit.

The Exp-10 Artwork

(ISS010-S-001 - May 2004) --- The Expedition 10 patch uses simple symbolism to describe the mission. The large Roman numeral "X," formed by the American and Russian flags, symbolizes the joint nature of this mission, as well as the fact that this flight is the 10th mission to stay on the International Space Station (ISS). The current configuration of the ISS is next to the name of the ISS Commander, while the Soyuz vehicle is placed next to the name of the Soyuz Commander. The single star and the black background signify this is a space mission.

Exp-10 in Space

(ISS010-E-06007 and ISS010-E-06019 - 6 November 2004) Astronaut Leroy Chiao (left), and cosmonaut Salizhan S. Sharipov, add their crew patch to the Unity node’s growing collection of insignias.

Other Design

This EXP-10 design was done by Marc Jacobs, As you can see it's very different from any other patch. it was meant to inspire the world about ISS. And, as always, includes lots of symbolism.

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