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# spp100 New Patches of ISS expedition-7

Commander of ISS-7 expedition Yuri Malenchenko asked myself to design his personal patch.This large oval patch can be noticed on left side of his Sokol suit along with two other patches I`ve provided for this joint Russia-USA flight.Original photographs depict cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and American cosmonaut Edward Lu during final pre flight tests at Cosmodrome Baikonur. And third image depicts personal patch I`ve designed for Yuri Malenchenko.On top yellow area reads Soyuz TM-MIR * Soyuz TMA-ISS and on the bottom reads PILOT-COSMONAUT OF RUSSIA * YURI MALENCHENKO.Patch depicts Russian Federation National flag, MIG-23 aircraft orbiting the Earth and Soyuz ship continying this orbit.Mig-23 fighter aircraft is a favorite plane of Malenchenko and he spent 500 hours flying this plane as test pilot of Russian Air Forces. Colonel Yuri Malenchenko was a commander of Soyuz TM-19 flight to MIR and also flown with American team on shuttle Atlantis in 2000. Limited number of original patches will be provided to collectors in june from this site only.
 # spp100            New Patches of ISS expedition-7 1
 # spp100            New Patches of ISS expedition-7 2
 # spp100            New Patches of ISS expedition-7 3

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 27 April, 2003.