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Commercial Crew Program (CCP) Logo
The U.S. Government, through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is investing in the development of a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capability with the goal of achieving safe, reliable, and cost effective access to and return from low-Earth orbit (LEO) and the International Space Station (ISS). The objective is to foster the development of a certified end-to-end Crew Transportation System (CTS) for use in LEO.
Through this development and certification process, NASA will help lay the foundation for future commercial transportation capabilities, upon which the Commercial Partners can market transportation services to the U.S. Government and other customers. Once a transportation capability is certified for NASA use and services are available, NASA could purchase transportation services to meet its ISS crew rotation and emergency return obligations.
The Commercial Crew Program Office is hosted by Kennedy Space Center and is supported by offices at Johnson Space Center.
|David Carey||Pretty much: Astronaut Badge |
|Robert Pearlman||Though this logo clearly drew inspiration from the Astronaut Pin, they are separate co-existing entities. |
|OV-105||It kinda of looks like the USSR's Intercosmos progam patch.|
|David Carey|| |
quote: A better choice of terms; I like the nod to the past.
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
...this logo clearly drew inspiration from the Astronaut Pin.
|spaceman||It will be released officially as a pin in the not too distant future. |
The CCP logo is derived from the NASA flight crew symbol as the foundation for the program. The red, white and blue swoosh illustrates an American-led capability. The star depicts a future vehicle emerging from the overlapping double C's representing the Commercial Crew Program.
|Robert Pearlman||A recent NASA blog entry described the Commercial Crew Logo: |
We always get asked what our Commercial Crew logo means, so here's a little bit of detail about the stylized swoosh and star that means so much to us here. The central design was inspired by the astronaut symbol of three lines converging at a point topped by a star and unified by a circle representing the goal of putting an astronaut into orbit, shown on the right.
For Commercial Crew, we brought the three lines together but gave them different colors – red, white and blue for America – and leaned the whole arrangement to the right to represent moving into the bright future of a stylized spacecraft represented by the star. The three lines also represent NASA working together with the American aerospace industry to accomplish the common goal of safely and cost-effectively launching astronauts into Earth orbit. We also retained a semi-circle representing orbital spaceflights, but we made it into two concentric partial circles that produce a pair of C's for Commercial Crew.
It takes teamwork on a lot of levels to meet substantial goals and the logo was the result of a lot of hard work by Commercial Crew engineer Jon Cowart along with Carol Scott and Mike Sterling who took the time to get the feel just right. They created imagery we could all take pride in and something that would reflect America's space-faring accomplishments and ambitions.
|Robert Pearlman||The astronauts assigned today (Aug. 3) to fly aboard the first commercial crew test flights and missions wore a Commercial Crew Program patch on their flight suits:|
|lucspace||Is this an AB Emblem product and is it available for purchase? |
|Robert Pearlman||Unknown; it was first and only seen as pictured, sewn to the astronauts' flight suits. |
|astro-nut||Does anyone know where we can purchase the Commercial Crew patch that the SpaceX and Boeing astronaut crews wore on their flight suits when they were selected for their missions back in August? I would like to have one for my collection. Thank you.|
Editor's note: Threads merged.
|lucspace||Anyone have any news on this item?|
|Kevin T. Randall||Yes I do Luc and astro-nut. Today AB Emblem has released for sale on their website the 4" round Commercial Crew Program patch. (See above). It has SKU patch design number 424220. The first date code is now confirmed as 05/2020.|
The patch is nearly the same as the one shown above, but dose not have the multi coloured lines and globe just below the word "Program".
|Robert Pearlman||It is good that the patch is finally available, but unfortunate that it is not the same design as the one worn by the crew.|
The colored lines and globe are Earth's horizon and the Sun (rising or setting).
|Kevin T. Randall||I wasn't quite sure how to describe what was below the word "Program" Robert. That now makes sense, many thanks.|
I have just ordered mine and asked AB Emblem if they have any of the "astronauts" version of the patch available to buy from them?
|MajTom7||I am wondering if the astronauts' patches are leather given the apparent lack of border and rough stitching.|
|Kevin T. Randall||Yes, looking at the patch worn on the flight suit, magnified, you could well be right.|
AB Emblem replied, but only sent their Commercial Crew Program patch newsletter and link to their website.
|Liembo||I got a response back: |
We are planning on making some of these it will be a week or so.
|Kevin T. Randall||I just received that same answer too Liem.|
They also told me they have added a new collections category, "Commercial Crew Program," which currently has two patches. It will have a third when the "revised" Commercial Crew Program patch is made in the next few weeks.
|MajTom7||Thank you both for your legwork.|
|Kevin T. Randall||There were two production runs in May with two date codes so far, these have now been confirmed for this first version of the Commercial Crew Program patches.|
Update: Another date code has been confirmed;
- 424220 A-B Emblem 05/2020 (USA) Early May
- 424220 A-B Emblem 0520 20 (USA) Mid to late May
- 424220 A-B Emblem 06/2020 (AB Emblem)
|Liembo||A-B Emblem now lists a Commercial Crew Astronaut patch (Design #257260). |
This is a replica version of what the astronauts wear on their blue flight suits. Appears to be a hybrid embroidery and dye sublimation patch.
It can be found in their Commercial Crew section.
|Liembo||I am curious if A-B has produced a replica or if this is the official crew version. |
|Kevin T. Randall||I would say the official crew version Liem. As the SKU patch design number is a February / March 2016 one. Making this design over four years older than the first version AB Emblem released last month, with the SKU patch design number 424220 and the two May 2020 date codes on them.|
I also think there is a good chance that earlier examples of these patches are out there somewhere?
The known date codes for this version of the patch are;
- 257260 A-B Emblem 06 20 20 (USA)
- 257260 A-B Emblem Made In USA 07/20 20
|Kevin T. Randall||It has been ten years since the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) was set up by the U.S. government and NASA (see the top of this thread). |
To mark this 10th anniversary NASA have asked AB Emblem to produced a commemorative patch to celebrate this.
I have recently been sent front and back image photos of this new AB Emblem commemorative Commercial Crew patch. It is a mainly white 4"x 4" square shaped patch with a black border and "10 Years Commercial Crew 2011-2021" in black, plus the four coloured CCP logo within the "0" of the large "10" in the upper middle of this patch.
This patch is not available directly from AB Emblem (as yet). The details on the embedded labels are;
- 431010 A-B Emblem Made In USA 03/21 20