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English: The design of the STS-134 crew patch highlights research on the International Space Station (ISS) focusing on the fundamental physics of the universe. On this mission, the crew of Space Shuttle Endeavour will install the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment - a cosmic particle detector that utilizes the first ever superconducting magnet to be flown in space. By studying sub-atomic particles in the background cosmic radiation, and searching for anti-matter and dark-matter, it will help scientists better understand the evolution and properties of our universe. The shape of the patch is inspired by the international atomic symbol, and represents the atom with orbiting electrons around the nucleus. The burst near the centre refers to the big-bang theory and the origin of the universe. The Space Shuttle Endeavour and ISS fly together into the sunrise over the limb of Earth, representing the dawn of a new age, understanding the nature of the universe.
Deutsch: Das Design des STS-134 Mannschaftsemblems unterstreicht die Forschung auf der Internationalen Raumstation (ISS), die sich der grundlegenden Physik des Universums widmet. Die Crew des Space Shuttles Endeavour wird bei dieser Mission das Alpha-Magnet-Spektrometer-Experiment installieren, ein Detektor von kosmischen Teilchen, der sich den ersten supraleitenden Magneten zu Nutze macht, der je ins All geflogen wird. Das Studieren von subatomaren Teilchen der kosmischen Hintergrundstrahlung und die Suche nach Antimaterie und Dunkler Materie werden den Wissenschaftlern helfen, die Entwicklung und die Eigenschaften unseres Universums besser zu verstehen. Die Gestalt des Emblems wurde vom internationalen Atomsymbol inspiriert und beschreibt das Atom mit umkreisenden Elektronen rund um den Kern. Der Ausbruch nahe dem Zentrum bezieht sich auf die Urknalltheorie und den Ursprung des Universums. Das Space Shuttle Endeavour und die ISS fliegen zusammen über den Rand der Erde in den Sonnenaufgang, der die Dämmerung eines neuen Zeitalters vom Verständnis des Wesens der Welt symbolisiert.
Date March 2010
Author NASA/Crew of STS-134
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