ISS005-S-001 (January 2002) -- The International Space Station (ISS) Expedition Five patch depicts the station in its completed configuration and represents the vision of mankind's first step as a permanent human presence in space. The United States and Russian flags are joined together in a Roman numeral V to represent both the nationalities of the crew and the fifth crew to live aboard the ISS. Crew members? names are shown in the border of this patch. This increment encompasses a new phase in growth for the station, with three shuttle crews delivering critical components and building blocks to the ISS. To signify the participation of each crew member, the shuttle is docked to the station beneath a constellation of 17 stars symbolizing all those visiting and living aboard station during this increment.
The NASA insignia design for shuttle flights and station increments 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 forms of illustrations by the various news media. When and if there is any change in this policy, which is not anticipated, the change will be publicly announced.