4" Embroidered Space Patch fot the STS-117 Flight
STS-117 Launch: NET March 16, 2007 Orbiter: Atlantis Mission Number: STS-117 (118th shuttle flight) Launch Window: 10 minutes Launch Pad: 39A Mission Duration: 11 days Landing Site: KSC Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles Primary Payload: 21st station flight (13A), S3/S4 Truss
Crew: The crew of STS-117 James Reilly II, Steven Swanson, Frederick Sturckow, Lee Archambault Patrick Forrester, John D. Olivas.
The STS-117 crew patch symbolizes the continued construction of the International Space Station (ISS) and our ongoing human presence in space. The ISS is shown orbiting high above the Earth. Gold is used to highlight the portion of the ISS that will be installed by the STS-117 crew. It consists of the second starboard truss section, S3/S4, and a set of solar arrays. The names of the STS-117 crew are located above and below the orbiting outpost. The two gold astronaut office symbols, emanating from the '117' at the bottom of the patch, represent the concerted efforts of the shuttle and station programs toward the completion of the station. The orbiter and unfurled banner of red, white, and blue represent our Nation's renewed patriotism as we continue to explore the universe.