Posts: 46789 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 08-07-2021 11:16 AM
As spotted on Twitter, NASA distributed a medallion in celebration of its successful Orion Ascent Abort 2 test flight in 2019.
All About Challenge Coins produced the medallion for the space agency an posted about its design and production on its website.
Between the Ascent Abort-2 mission logo and the iconic look of the Orion spacecraft itself, this challenge coin had a wealth of modern inspiration to draw on. However, with a vintage antiqued plating, the coin uses a classic look taking direct inspiration from some of the earliest operation medallions commemorating previous successful operations. To start, the main image of this challenge coin is based on the official logo representing the AA-2 flight test and the team of literal rocket scientists who've been working on this project for years.