The Expedition 28 Patch is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first spaceflight made by Yuri Gagarin on the Soviet side and Alan Shepard for the USA. In the foreground is a display of the International Space Station to acknowledge the efforts of everyone who supported the mission, from ground personnel and trainers to the astronauts. Earth is shown in the background since it is the focus of many investigations aboard the Station. The Moon is also included in the crew patch. The words “Gagarin” and “Shepard” are in the lower part of the patch to acknowledge those two space pioneers.
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