The Crew 7 mission is due to launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in August 2023.
This crew provided this explanation of their mission emblem:
“Central to the Crew 7 patch is the colorful Earth, with its beauty and magnificence standing out against the white dragon and black background. The caring dragon holds the Earth protectively, highlighting that every aspect of Crew-7’s long-duration mission is ultimately for the benefit of our home planet and those on it. The dragon is a shoutout to the namesake of the Crew Dragon capsule delivering the crew of four to and from the International Space Station. The dragon is on guard for threats against the Earth, its neck craned in the shape of a “7” to represent the seventh operational flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The dragon’s tail curves upwards towards a golden star, symbolizing the ascent towards the stars in honor of the pioneering spirit and perseverance that continue to propel us further in human space exploration. The colors blue, white, and red on the tail symbolize the international make-up of the four crew members, with the colors encompassing those used in the flags of all four nations – the United States of America, Denmark, Japan, and the Russian Federation. The crew is proud to represent the progress that can be achieved for all of humanity when we work together in unity. The Crew-7 astronauts would like to dedicate this patch to all those who contributed to the success of the Crew-7 mission, especially their families, and to the next generation of explorers..”
Measures approx. 10 cm (4-inches) across.