My patch design was set forth to symbolize the true spirit and honor of the Space Shuttle program. I also wanted to honor the brave men and women we lost on the Columbia and Challenger with the two bright stars in the background glowing as the shuttle travels towards them, and also the yellowed out names of the space ships around the circle. The red and white stripes and the white star symbolize the United States of America and the dedicated support for the program over the past 30 years. The actual shuttle is positioned right in the middle and tipping its wing to the world, as way to say thank you and farewell, just as a cowboy would wave goodbye into the sunset. Mission Complete and God Bless!