This is the mission patch for Expedition 53. The mission patch is worn by the astronauts and others who are working on the mission. It represents the astronauts and the work they will be doing.
*Do you see the names of the astronauts and cosmonauts?
*What symbols do you see?
*Why do you think they are on the mission patch?
Here is what the crew has to say about on the stars on their their mission patch: The myriad of stars represent the untold number of passionate and supremely dedicated people that endeavor across the planet daily to make the space station the amazing vehicle it is as well as prepare us for the next great steps forward in space exploration.
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