The central depiction of the International Space Station (ISS) is in recognition of the international achievement of designing, building, and maintaining a world-class space laboratory.
The orientation of the ISS represents the view seen by the Soyuz crewmembers as they approach the Station.
The blackness of space in the background portrays the limitless area that humankind has yet to explore. The efforts of the Expedition 47 crew will contribute to the growing body of knowledge and expertise that will allow us to extend human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.
The three blue colors are from the flags of the Expedition 47 crew’s home countries (United States, Russia, and United Kingdom), representing a fundamental commonality among each of the international partner countries whom the crew-members serve.
Measures approx. 10 cm (4-inches) across.