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Engineering student Mustapha Kerouch was the winner of the McGill-wide Mission STS-118 Space Patch Design Contest, announced March 2.
McGill alumnus Dave Williams will wear the patch during his upcoming flight aboard the Shuttle Endeavor.
The patch depicts Dr. Williams installing the S5 truss segment to the backbone of the International Space Station.
The inclusion of waves in the design draws attention to Dr. Williams’ experience as the first Canadian to be both an astronaut and an aquanaut.
The caduceus appearing in Dr. Williams’ name symbolizes medicine and represents his pride in being a physician and his role as crew medical officer during the flight.