I felt that a patch honoring those lost in our effort to explore space deserved a commemorative as magnificent as the commemorative celebrating our successes. These astronaut and cosmonauts gave the last full measure of devotion to this effort. I also wanted to honor EVERY astronaut and cosmonaut. The artwork was updated to allow for a more meaningful design.
There are stars for each person honored. The three stars above the moon pay tribute the Apollo 1 crew. The constellations from the STS-26 and -107 patches honor the crews of Challenger and Columbia. The Andromeda Galaxy beckons us to keep exploring. The formation of aircraft and spacecraft still represent the "Missing Man" formation but the launch now honors the return-to-flight missions of Discovery and the effort they required.
This design was created by Tim Gagnon of Titusville, FL and Jorge Cartes of Madrid, Spain.
[b]Order Now[/b]: Your price is $35 each for the patches. [b]NOTE: the 2014 version is not for sale in this announcement.[/b] Shipping via USPS Priority Mail: $10 domestic USA; $25 for International. Orders can be combined.
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