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From: New York
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 06-22-2004 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know if a patch was designed (worn by the pilot?) for SpaceShipOne's historic June 21, 2004 flight?

Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
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posted 06-22-2004 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Melvill did not wear a mission-specific patch. He wore the insignia of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots on his right shoulder and on his left, the emblem of Scaled Composites' SpaceShipOne Test Flight program (the design and name SpaceShipOne are trademarks of Paul G. Allen's Mojave Aerospace Ventures):

(Note that Allen has only authorized The Rocket Boosters, a non-profit coalition of organizations in and around Mojave, to sell online SS1 insignia products. As of yesterday, a patch was not among those items offered.)


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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 06-23-2004 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received this reply to my inquiry to The Rocket Boosters:
I can say with a reasonable certainty that there will be a patch in the near future.

Bill Hunt

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From: Irvine, CA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 09-27-2006 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One thing that's worth noting is that the patch Rocket Boosters has offered in the past is NOT the same as the actual patch that Melvill and Binnie wore on the flights (which is pictured above). The actual flight patches have been offered on eBay a few times (I managed to get a set of them that way), but they're tough to find.

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