Due to today’s tragic loss of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia on her 28th mission in service of her country, I have proposed in honor of her 7 astronaut crew members that we place the mission patch of Space Transportation System Flight 107 on our T-Shirts. With Warren Boudreaux’s suggestion (he is also our team leader), I plan on placing two patches on on this year’s robot at both the port and starboard shoulder joints. It has been a sad day for all of us who’s dreams take us beyond the stars and I must say in their honor and memory we continue our quest of achieving our dreams and goals.
With My Deepest Sympathy to the families and friends of All 7 Astronauts,
Michael R. Lee
Palm City, Florida
International Baccalaureate Senior
South Fork High School
U.S. F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition Team 180, S.P.A.M.;
International Summit of Young Technology Leaders 2002 (YTL Summit) Network Delegate
*Originally posted by SuperDanman *
**About all the American Flags… keep in mind there WAS an Israeli astronaut up there with our boys.
The future of space exploration is going to be an international effort. Although this was an American tragedy, I think the impacts will be felt by all nations working together on space exploration (a la International Space Station). So I guess my point is (although put rather bluntly) this: less post-9-11 bandwagon patriotism, and more thinking of this as an international tragedy.
[Edit] Seems two people said what I was going to say before I finished typing it…[/Edit] **
Don’t go all september 11th fake patriotism on us, that’s true.
However, if you look at the logo, the Israeli name has an Israeli flag next to him.
And the rest of the astronauts were American.
I do like the big flag background one.
*Originally posted by Cory *
**Wasn’t Chawla Indian? Thats what I thought they said on T.V. I think having some sort of remembrance on bot/shirt is a great idea. I will definitely share this with the rest of my team.
she was born in India, but is now an American citizen
Just to reemphasize, there is an israeli flag in my graphic next to the name. I am the last person to get all 911 sentimental, and complained openly about the proliferation of tattered american flags on everyone’s cars. I just thought that the flag was a more majestic backdrop than just blue sky.
As to the logo, I think it is actually µg (mu g), as µ is a standard abbreviation for micro. I always use µwave as shorthand for microwave.
We shouldn’t go with 9-11 anything, this has nothing to do with 9-11. We SHOULD all put a NASA logo or STS-107 Mission patch on our robots. We are all scientists and engineers and their is not one of us who would not have been willing to take that flight, even if we knew we wouldn’t come back, just to go into space once. But then when I think About it I wonder if we should put the names of all of the astronauts who have been lost in their quests of exploration into space. The Astronauts of the Apollo Fire, the Soyuz Tragedy, Challenger Disaster, and now, the Columbia Tragedy.
The NASA insignia design for Shuttle flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, it will be publicly announced.
This is from the link that described the symbolism of the patch design. Can one of the NASA teams perhaps look into this? I hope that they will agree to our proposed tribute.
While Brazil does not (yet) had an astronaut aboard the ISS, a Shuttle or a Soyuz vehicle, Brazilian C&T resources to the space program have been ever-growing. We have micro-gravity labs in the university, and we all find being part ( albeit a small one ) in the ISS program a great thing.
It is definetively a mankind thing - aboard an american vehicle. We deeply mourn the loss of the Columbia crew as it affects space exploration as a whole.
( And EIRobotics86, your tribute image above reads “Chalenger” instead of Columbia - now that was some 17 years ago… )
Ummm… I think we should be a bit more careful and respectful with the STS-107 mission patch. I think it would be awesome to have that patch on all FIRST robots this year, with NASA’s permission. I don’t think we should be too hasty in contacting NASA about this so early in this difficult time for them, but in a few weeks, I’ll also help look into it.
I think it would be awesome to have that patch on all FIRST robots this year, with NASA’s permission. I don’t think we should be too hasty in contacting NASA about this so early in this difficult time for them, but in a few weeks, I’ll also help look into it.
I do not think it will be a problem putting the logo on the robot.