In 2011 budget cuts took manned spaced flight off the tabel for the USA. NASA responded by choosing the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to manage the International Space Station’s US Laboratory. The first CASIS-sponsored ISS launch is scheduled for this September. CASIS enlisted artist Shepard Fairey to create a patch for this inaugural mission. Outside of Fairy's typical style and realm of design it is refreshing to see him doing something new.