Esther Dyson trained as a astronaut. For her experience, Gisela Giardino designed the evolution patch you see above. You can watch Dyson talk about the experience here, or read an interview here. And as to Giardino, don't miss this photo of the golden water of Devil's Throat/Garganta del Diablo at Iguazú falls, Argentina.
And speaking of patches, Danger Room posted another roundup of amusing military patches like this one:
*Previously: Fun With Horses Girl Scouts Patch.
*Buy military patches at eBay.