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Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468

ISS009-S-001 (6 April 2004) --- This emblem represents the Ninth 
Expedition to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket and 
letter "X" combine into the Roman numeral IX. The "X" evokes 
Exploration, which is at the core of the indivisible partnership of the 
two space pioneering nations. Research aboard ISS will lead to human 
exploration of the Moon and Mars. This pursuit is strengthened by the 
common memory of the astronauts and cosmonauts who gave their lives in 
this valiant endeavor. Their stars form the leading edge of the wings of 
the eagle spirit that embodies Human Space Flight. The Astronaut symbol 
is flanked by the Expedition 9 crew names leaning together, with a "9" 
stylized as the plume of their rocket. The baton of great discovery is 
passed to the crew of the spaceship advancing to their orbital outpost. 
The NASA insignia design for Shuttle flights and Station increments 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 forms of illustrations by the various news media. When and 
if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, the 
change will be publicly announced

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