The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) is a nonprofit organization that promotes and manages research on board the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. They just unveiled a new mission patch designed by the famous graphic artist Shepard Fairey.
The patch commemorates the first period of research on the ISS to be sponsored by CASIS:
Advancing Research Knowledge 1 (ARK1), originally known as Increment 37/38, is the first launch period sponsored by CASIS. ARK1 is scheduled to run from September 2013 through March 2014. Some planned payloads during this increment include award recipients from CASIS’ first Request for Proposals in protein crystallization, binary colloidal alloy tests with implications to product shelf life, and the education program, “Story Time From Space.” A number of mission patches will also be flown to the ISS to commemorate ARK1.
More about the patch:
- CASIS Unveils Mission Patch for First Sponsored Payload – CASIS
- Artist Shepard Fairey designs space patch for sponsored-science mission – collectSPACE
Here’s a video of the debut of the patch at the Engadget Expand event in San Francisco, CA last weekend: CASIS Communications Manager Patrick O’Neill Unveiling the ARK1 Mission Patch – YouTube