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Marc Garneau Mission STS-41-G Crest


Embroidered crest. Dimensions: 10 cm x 10 cm (3.9" x 3.9")

The National Research Council mission crest for 41-G is commemorative of the first space flight by a Canadian, Marc Garneau.

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The design is based on Leonardo da Vinci's famous The Proportions of the Human Figure, the drawing of a man whose outstretched arms touch the perimeter of a square and whose feet, the circumference of a circle. In this case, the central figure and two others, free-floating behind it, denote weightlessness in zero-gravity. The three figures represent the different research areas involved in the experiments Garneau will conduct during the mission - space technology, space science and life sciences.