This crest commemorates Julie Payette's second spaceflight and her participation as mission specialist on mission STS-127 to the International Space Station (ISS).
The central element is the Earth seen from space, in all its magnificent beauty.
The arm comprised of bold electronic circuitry, represents the strength of Canadian space technology including space robots like Canadarm2 and Dextre. The circuitry spelling out Julie Payette's name reflects her background in electrical and computer engineering, as well as her role as flight engineer and robotics operator on the mission.
The shining stars embody the six other mission crew members.
It is however, the Earth that captures our ultimate attention. Space exploration provides humanity with a unique and privileged vantage point of our blue planet, reminding us that we must work together to preserve our shared home. Humanity's symbiotic relationship with Earth is reflected in the hand gently curved toward our planet.