- Soyuz TMA-16M Patch
Soyuz TMA-16M

The official crew patch for the Soyuz TMA-16M mission. Designed by Luc van den Abeelen. Produced by /

The crew

The crew of Soyuz TMA-16M: Scott Kelly, Gennadi Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko.

Designing process

Left: Soyuz TMA-16M patch designer Luc van den Abeelen. Right: An early version of the design.

In the background, the outline of a stopwatch is visible, which, when combined with the three running figures, depicts the "marathon" theme of this crew, as two of its members aim for a record stay of twelve months and Soyuz commander Padalka will break the record for cumulative days in space. Three stars for the crew members, their names, the spacecraft identification and the Roscosmos logo complete the background of the stopwatch, while the Russian and American national colors form the outer border of the design.
The patch design was approved by the crew on November 26, 2013 and by Roscosmos on December 2, 2013. It was revealed on September 3, 2014 on

All designs copyright Roscosmos/

Back up patch

The crew and their patch

Other versions

Produced in Russia by Tsenki, used on pre-launch crew jackets.


Soyuz TMA-16M at Wikipedia
Soyuz TMA-16M at Spacefacts
Soyuz TMA-16M on CollectSpace
Expedition-43 images at NASA 2 Explore
Expedition-43 images at NASA HQ
Expedition-43 images at Energia
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