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Space Shuttle Commemorative Patch Entry
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A brief description of the patch on the following page:

The outer design is a capsule (timeless);

The three rounded corners represent NASA's Mission Success of "Exploring - Discovering - Learning";

The inner design of the Space Shuttle Vehicle (SSV) has always been a constant - dedicated to the Men & Women who helped the SSP in accomplishing their goals;

The Fourteen Stars representing the 14 Astronauts who lost their lives "Reaching for the Stars";

Besides deploying major payloads, the two things which stand-out the most is the ISS and HST represented on the patch;

The American Flag represents America's Past, Present and Future in this industry

On the bottom, all the SSVs that flew
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