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T O P I C R E V I E WlucspaceI have seen other versions of this logo, but I can't find them on my computer.Should we consider this an "official logo" in any way?lucspaceFound it...Paul J. BrennanProduce it as an unofficial variant patch. It's a cool design. Zoo KeeperThis symbol was adopted by the Mercury Program in 1959 and is seen on numerous Mercury badges and documents. The image depicts the god Mercury holding a rocket, not only representing the project that bared his name but also the effort to machine rate the employees and astronauts involved. As a general rule, documents that had this symbol in a circle were preliminary, while documents with a square were finalized. Personnel badges displaying the symbol were utilized for early Redstone and Atlas test flights, as well as for Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom’s suborbital flights. For manned orbital Atlas missions, the use of this symbol was phased out in favor of an image of a Mercury capsule in the center of the badge. The yellow badge that you display here is from Shepard’s MR-3 flight. Yellow badges were used for pre-flight operations and red badges were used for post-flight operations. The number 1 on your example indicates that the badge was valid up to three hours before launch, while a number 2 would indicate that the badge is valid until the launch pad is cleared 30 minutes prior to launch. “LOD” stands for Launch Operations Directorate, a predecessor to Kennedy Space Center. The 00104 is the serial number of the badge. MR-3 utilized these metal pin badges for LOD personnel and paper badges for other personnel such as the Space Task Group. By Grissom’s MR-4 flight, metal LOD badges were replaced with paper. lucspaceAmazing amount of details in your backgrounds description, thanks a lot!
Should we consider this an "official logo" in any way?
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