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KSCartist
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posted 09-17-2006 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Enterprise, the first Space Shuttle Orbiter, was originally to be named Constitution (in honor of the U.S. Constitution's Bicentennial). However, viewers of the popular TV Science Fiction show Star Trek mounted an impressive and successful write-in campaign urging the White House to select the name Enterprise. Designated, OV-101, the vehicle was rolled out of Rockwell's Air Force Plant 42, Site 1 Palmdale California assembly facility on September 17, 1976.

From 1977 until 1985, when it was ferried from the Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport, Washington, D.C., and became the property of the Smithsonian Institution, Enterprise served in various capacities as a test vehicle. Most notably were the Approach and Landing Test Program at Edwards Air Force Base, vertical ground vibration tests in Alabama and fit checks at launch pads in Florida and California. Enterprise is currently on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

Bill Coukoulis, Jr. of Space Emblem Art in California and I, Tim Gagnon, portrait and graphic artist from Florida have teamed to create the:

Enterprise 30th Anniversary Commemorative Patch

The patch is a 4" diameter round design that highlights the significant contribution that Enterprise made to the Space Shuttle Program. Views of the orbiter lifting off of the NASA 747, Landing with the tailcone attached illustrate the Approach and Landing Test Program flown by the two crews of Fred Haise and Gordon Fullerton as well as Joe Engle and Richard Truly. The two shuttle stacks illustrate the vertical vibration tests in Alabama as well as the launch pad fit tests performed at KSC in Florida and Vandenburg AFB in California. In the border is the name Enterprise and 30th Anniversary in metallic gold thread. The "Bicentennial Star" and date of 1976 represent Enterprise being introduced to the world while the white star and 2006 represent the anniversary year.

We are accepting "pre-orders" at this time. The patch will be $5.00 each plus S&H. We're working to determine that (USPS priority mail). If there is enough interest to justify the expense of having this patch made, then we will proceed. If not then checks will be returned. If you are interested in purchasing this commemorative patch, please email either Bill at HBill@accessbee.com or Tim at KSCartist@aol.com. We will respond with an order form to be completed and returned with payment.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-17-2006 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to be nitpicky, but is it me or does the two stacks depict Enterprise with black chines, which only Columbia had? (Florida did the same thing with their Challenger license plate.)

KSCartist
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posted 09-17-2006 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart, it may appear that way here but I can assure you the original art and the patch won't.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 09-17-2006 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Bill--Just for informative and graphic purposes, does the full configuration shuttle at right depict an orange or apricot external tank? The Enterprise never used the apricot tank and on the spaceplane itself, there was an American flag depicted on her left wing with USA on her right. Perhaps the shuttle configuration at right was to represent Columbia(?) in which Enterprise helped pave the way for America's first shuttle orbital flights. The depicted Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in flight, a modified Boeing 747, was numbered 905 and had the NASA "worm" logo and number along with an American flag on her tail. Just a few remarks, but no big deal either way.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-17-2006 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken Havekotte:
The Enterprise never used the apricot tank and on the spaceplane itself, there was an American flag depicted on her left wing with USA on her right.
When Enterprise was at Vandenberg in 1985, it was mated with an orange (unpainted) tank. The orbiter also had the American flag/USA on its left wing and NASA worm/Enterprise on its right. Here's a photo that illustrates the VAFB configuration. Thus its a matter of what era of Enterprise's use the artists wanted to depict.

Space Emblem Art
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posted 09-17-2006 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart and Ken, thank you for your interest in and observations on our Enterprise commemorative design, and thank you Robert for your post of Enterprise showing the orange/apricot ET.

While Tim and I are working for accuracy some items not able to be included on this patch due to its size and, as such, we had to simplify the detail. However, I agree that these added items would look good on the patch.

Many of the elements you addressed were on the original artwork but had to be eliminated for embroidery purposes as they were too small for a 4 inch patch. Embroidering all the elements mentioned would result in unrecognizable embroidered blobs and would have been eyesores on a patch so we opted to leave them out.

As a result we decided to display an actual version of what buyers would receive rather than the original art version and having them be disappointed when the smaller elements were missing. A larger patch might accommodate these but would be cost prohibitive.

We hope to capture as much accuracy as possible yet offer the spirit of Enterprise's legacy within the limits of 4 inches.

Ken Havekotte
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posted 09-17-2006 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, I stand corrected about an apricot tank that was attached to Enterprise while the first Orbiter was on the California West Coast. That was at Vandenberg AFB when she was used for fit/check tests during the mid/1980s, as I was aware of this. But since those Enterprise-related activities were never put into "real" use at the shuttle "slick six" launch facility, I was under the impression Tim and Bill's OV-101 anniversary patch pertained to her early operations here at Kennedy.

Funny thing about NASA's proposed first shuttle launch at Vandenberg as I recall getting a news release about it — without checking — I believe the maiden launch from Vandy was scheduled for the spring of 1986 with shuttle Discovery on Mission 62-A commanded by Bob Crippen.

In Jan. 1986 serious preparations were getting started for me and others to possibly "cover" the maiden launch from the West Coast. For once, I was getting excited about leaving Florida and viewing/working this "historic" space mission from liftoff to touchdown.

But of course, on Jan. 28, 1986, Challenger changed all of that and the shuttle operations at Vandy were halted for good, it would seem, at that time.

KSCartist
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posted 09-17-2006 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, thanks for your keen eye. Bill and I knew we were designing this for experts.

By the way, Ken guess who was asked by Crip to design the 62A patch? I'm thinking of offering them as a set with a copy of his letter. Just not right now.

One project at a time.

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posted 09-17-2006 07:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacecraft films   Click Here to Email spacecraft films     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our upcoming set on the development of space shuttle has lots of Enterprise footage and complete ALT material...

KAPTEC
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posted 09-21-2006 08:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Few days ago I saw the beauty contribution of Tim to the Enterprise's 30 birthday. I were drawing the mine, and now it's ended.

I tried to represent the contribution of Enterprise and her crews to the following generation of shuttles, represented with the stars on the left, (white for Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour, red and blue for the losts), honouring the Bicentennial 1976, year of the beginning of the missions and having a look to the future with NASA across the Moon and Mars in the year of (both) the 30 anniversary and the Orion Program advertisement.

spaceman
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posted 09-21-2006 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge, beauty. Produce it as a decal and I'll be first in line. Do you produce designs to order?

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posted 09-21-2006 02:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you.

Unfortunately I don't make patches or decals, (I would like to do them!) but my artwork is free, and if someone likes to do it... go ahead! It would be a honour for me. And I will be second in line.

KSCartist
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posted 09-21-2006 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge, beautiful Job! You captured many of the elements we were planning for the 30th anniversary of the ALT program for next year.

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posted 09-21-2006 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a beautiful piece of artwork, Jorge -- it even has a really cool "retro" look to it. If anybody prints 'em, I want some!

I'm glad to see two beautiful designs commemorating the 30 years since OV-101's debut. Great work, guys!

KAPTEC
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posted 09-22-2006 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks to all of you, guys!! (Tim, it will be a pleasure for me to draw, anything, in the future, with you. Do not forget me!).

Once again, thank you to all.

KSCartist
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posted 09-22-2006 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge, my friend, it's always a pleasure to collaborate with you. I won't forget.

KSCartist
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posted 10-15-2006 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to thank all of you who have expressed an interest in this patch for your patience. I'm posting to announce that we ARE moving ahead to create them. Our order will be placed this week and we expect to be able to mail the patches out by Thanksgiving. Updates on production and lead time will be posted by Bill or myself as they become available.

I'd like to especially thank Robert and Countdown Creations for their support as well as Jacques van Oene of Spacepatches.nl for agreeing to be our European connection, thereby making it easier for our friends across the pond to add this patch to their collections. Thanks also to Randy Hunt for his interest in ordering some.

Both Bill and I can send anyone who hasn't asked for it already an order form. Please email us if you are interested. Thanks again.

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posted 10-23-2006 11:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim Gagnon and I are pleased to advise that the order for the Enterprise 30th Anniversary Commemorative patches was placed with AB Emblem last week. I anticipate receiving them from AB right after Thanksgiving.

We're excited about the order and appreciative of your participation in this project. There's still time to participate. Just e-mail Tim or me and we'll be glad to send an order form and/or answer any questions you may have.

Also, we are now ready to accept payments from any of you who have already ordered.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 10-24-2006 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For European collectors, this patch will be available in November and you can order it from our site and pay with euros and Paypal.

We will have more ordering info on our site in November.

Space Emblem Art
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posted 11-18-2006 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim Gagnon and I want to update everyone about the status of our Enterprise 30th Anniversary patch. Production is currently underway at AB Emblem. While we originally anticipated delivery by Thanksgiving it's been slightly delayed until about December 5th due to some revisions to provide the best patch we can for you. AB Emblem has provided a "proof" image of the patch and we are sharing it with you so that you see what the actual patch will look like.

Thank you all for your interest and we'll get the patches out to you 'pre-order' customers as quickly as we can. Tim and I will be glad to answer any questions you may have so don't hesitate to contact either of us.

Kevmac
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posted 11-18-2006 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Bill, have you considered contacting the Udvar-Hazy at Dulles to see if they would sell the patches at the museum gift shop? This is the current home of the Enterprise. Just a thought.

KSCartist
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posted 11-19-2006 04:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for writing. It's already in work. We appreciate your interest.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 11-20-2006 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KAPTEC:
I tried to represent the contribution of Enterprise and her crews to the following generation of shuttles...
Too bad that the ALT program was in 1977 and not in 1976, so you are one year early with the patch.

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posted 11-20-2006 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Danno   Click Here to Email Danno     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jacques van Oene:
Too bad that the ALT program was in 1977 and not in 1976...
This would be the anniversary of the rollout, not the drop tests.

KAPTEC
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posted 11-20-2006 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jacques, I know the first flight was in 1977, but I also remembered that rollout was in fact on 1976... who was the bicentennial year of the USA. So there is the explanation of my dates accomplice.

KSCartist
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posted 11-26-2006 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just an update to those who have expressed an interest in the patch.

Bill and I should be accepting delivery this week and we will send out paid orders ASAP.

If you have not yet sent in your order please do so - so we can send you your patch(es) before the holiday rush.

If you live in the USA east of the Mississippi River send your order to me. West of the Ol' Miss -send it to Bill. For our friends across the pond in Europe please send your order to Jacques of spacepatches.nl

Thanks again for your interest and support and look for new commemorative patches in the new year.

KSCartist
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posted 12-07-2006 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Patch Announcement-

They have arrived and paid orders will be mailed on Saturday morning.

I still have some available for purchase and I'm sure Bill does as well.

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