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|rje71||There has been a remake done at some point in time of the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) patch and was wondering if it was available anywhere still?|
|spaceman||I haven't seen a remake but artist Tim Gagnon did produce a MOL commemorative. The fifth in the series "Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space" it honors the men and women of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program.|
|rje71||Thanks for the reply... I have found this many places online, just not sure where it originated.|
|Jacques van Oene||That patch was a remake from the original from a MOL astronaut, there is talk about it in an issue of QUEST magazine (around 1995?), I have to look it up, but if I remember correct it also says in the magazine who did the replica patch...|
|rje71||Thanks Jacques, any further info you might be able to come up with would be great. |
|OV-105||I belive it was made from Bo Bobko's patch.|
|rje71||Through a bit of research it looks "Space Country Souveniers" are the ones who reproduced the MOL patch. |
|carl walker||I got one of these from the Cape Canaveral AFB Museum shop, during the Then & Now tour of KSC about 2-3 years ago, they might have some still?|
|rje71||Thanks very much... Will check with them!!|
|Peter Kemp||I obtained one of these reproduction MOL patches in January 2006 via an eBay auction. It was being listed by eBay Seller "nasaworm" (firstname.lastname@example.org) who still lists some items today. I paid $4.95 plus shipping to the UK.|
They listed this patch so for some time so at that time appeared to have a few on offer I seem to recall. Although over four yesrs ago so it might be worth contacting them.
Hope this is of some help.
|rje71||Peter, thank you for the info, and I will check with him as well... I may be all set the folks at the Cape AFS museum are able to help.|
|E2M Lem Man||I was given a hat with the repro patch years ago. It was (re)made at Hanky Panky Enterprises in Lompoc CA.|
Author Don Pealer (USN, Ret.) had them made from an original, after he wrote the MOL story in "Quest" magazines back in 1995.
|benguttery||Recent production MOL patches are available online from the Cape Museum Gift Shop.|
|lucspace||Comparing the recent reproduction MOL patch and the original shows the repro is actually not all that good...|
|lucspace||So I finally decided to produce a more accurate reproduction. In blue /grey, with correct meridians, correct font and "too little space between the text and the border." Available from Skyforce Space Patches.|