4" Embroidered patch.
Original Expedition 6 embroidered crew patch featuring Don Thomas.
This was the original mission patch for Expedition 6, however when Mission Specialist Donald Thomas withdrew from this assignment due to a medical issue affecting long duration space flight qualifications, NASA decided to replace him with Donald Pettit, making this patch unofficial but it is still the first version.
Original Expedition 6 crewmembers. 25 March 2002--- The Expedition Six crewmembers, attired in training versions of the full-pressure launch and entry suit, wait for the start of a mission training session in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). From the left are cosmonaut Nikolai M. Budarin, flight engineer representing Rosaviakosmos; astronaut Kenneth D. Bowersox, mission commander; and astronaut Donald A. Thomas, flight engineer.