|Unused Klingon-inspired ISS mission patch design (NASA)|
|Actual mission patch sans-Klingon logo (NASA)|
His Klingon patch was grounded, but as it turns out, Steve Swanson still found a way to fly the Klingon trefoil logo in space. Posting where no astronaut had posted before, Swanson inaugurated the on-orbit use of the space station's official Instagram account. In April, he shared a few selfies on the photo-sharing social network. His second shot showed him having blood drawn for study but it wasn't the science experiment that drew attention to the photo. Swanson is seen wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a certain three-pointed emblem, a cloaked reference to the patch that almost was.
|Astronaut Steve Swanson's sports the Klingon logo (NASA)|