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benguttery
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From: Fort Worth, TX, USA
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posted 04-27-2007 02:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've noticed AB Emblem produces a large (about 8 inch) version of space shuttle mission and expedition patches. Does anyone know why these are made? Who are they are for? How many are made?

Bill Hunt
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posted 04-27-2007 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm sure some people enjoy the larger versions. More practically, I imagine there are NASA technicians who wear them on the backs of lab coats and such.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-27-2007 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Montage patches aside, which were created with collectors and enthusiasts in mind, the large format mission patches began (to my knowledge) with STS-114.

OV-105
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posted 04-27-2007 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know there are 8 inch patches for the following flights: STS 51-L, STS-26, STS-27, STS-28, STS-29, STS-30, STS-31, STS-33, STS-34, STS-95, STS-114, STS-121.

spaced out
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posted 06-25-2012 05:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can confirm that oversize patches exist (see this thread) for STS-51L, STS-26 and STS-28. I'm not sure when these were made however.

astroborg
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posted 06-25-2012 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astroborg   Click Here to Email astroborg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 8 inch 51-L that I got back around the time of the flight, and a 6x5 inch 61C. I can't remember where I purchased them, however.

spaced out
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posted 06-26-2012 12:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It'd be nice to see what the back of the 51L patch looks like.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-27-2012 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can add a few more to OV-105 list as I have examples of the following large oversize Shuttle and ISS mission patches manufactured by AB Emblem. (Not all are 8" though, but all are oversize from the normal mission size patch).

STS-61C, STS-49, STS-50, STS-107 (Memorial), STS-116, STS-117, STS-118 (Anderson), and STS-118 (Drew).

ISS-12, and ISS-13 (Reiter).

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