KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The latest mission patch for the International Space Station National Lab brings together science and science fiction.

  • Mission patch released for ISS National Lab work
  • This year's patch was designed by filmmaker Ridley Scott

The mission patch, which represents the U.S. research being done this year aboard the ISS, was designed by filmmaker and producer Sir Ridley Scott.

The patch's design features a female astronaut in gear floating in space, looking toward the space station, and features muted red, brown and orange colors.

"I can feel these scientists, and they are so passionate about what they do. You're a bunch of actual enthusiasts... which is exactly who I am," Scott said in a news release.

Scott has directed or produced some of the most famous science fiction movies, including Alien, Blade Runner and The Martian.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, the nonprofit that manages the ISS National Lab, released the design Wednesday.