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January 17, 2014
(23 March 2011) --- On the Expedition 29 patch, the International Space Station (ISS) is shown following the path of the historic 18th century explorer, Captain James Cook, and his ship, Endeavour. During Cook's three main voyages, he explored and mapped major portions of the oceans and coastlines under the flight path of the ISS and added immeasurably to the body of knowledge of that time. As the ISS sails a stardust trail -- following the spirit of Endeavour sailing toward the dark unknown and new discoveries -- it enlightens Earth below. Through the centuries, the quest for new discoveries has been a significant element of the human character, inspiring us to endure hardships and separation to be part of a mission which is greater than any individual. A spokesman for the crew stated, "The crew of Expedition 29 is proud to continue the journey in this greatest of all human endeavors." The NASA insignia design for shuttle and space station flights is reserved for use by the astronauts and for other official use as the NASA Administrator may authorize. Public availability has been approved only in the form of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, it will be publicly announced. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration