Shuttle-Mir Multimedia/Photo Gallery/STS-71

STS-74 patch

Designed by crew members, the STS-74 crew patch depicts the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to Russia's Space Station Mir. The central focus is on the Russian-built docking module, drawn with shading to accentuate its pivotal importance to both mission STS-74 and the NASA-Mir Program. The rainbow across the horizon represents Earth's atmosphere, the thin membrane protecting all nations, while the three flags across the bottom show those nations participating in STS-74 - Russia, Canada and the United States. The sunrise is symbolic of the dawn of a new era in NASA space flight - that of Space Station construction.

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