posted 06-22-2004 04:40 PM
Anyone know if a patch was designed (worn by the pilot?) for SpaceShipOne's historic June 21, 2004 flight?
Robert Pearlman Editor
Posts: 28614 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 06-22-2004 10:00 PM
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.)
Posts: 546 From: Sacramento, CA Registered: Jun 2001
posted 06-23-2004 06:28 PM
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 Member
Posts: 378 From: Irvine, CA Registered: Oct 2002
posted 09-27-2006 02:53 PM
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.