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KSCartist
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posted 11-06-2021 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SXPatches:
I would love to know more about the symbols and symbolism in the design.
Thanks for the kind words about the design.

Not much to say really about symbolism. The patch depicts a Russian cosmonaut in an Orlan suit and a U.S. astronaut in an EMU performing an EVA with oversized tools. The idea was to illustrate the assembly and maintenance of the ISS.

The ISS is shown on orbit around Earth with the Moon and Mars depicted to illustrate that the research conducted will enable those exploration missions.

The five stars represent the five space agencies involved: NASA, ESA, CSA, JAXA and Roscosmos. The flags represent the 15 partner nations.

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posted 11-06-2021 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job Tim and Jorge. Keep up the great work.

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posted 11-06-2021 08:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much SEA.

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posted 11-10-2021 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the similarity to the ISS nations round patch which also has five stars, but its meaning escaped my attention. I did notice the two blue swoosh like elements arcing under "Station."

I like the design.

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posted 12-12-2021 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American to fly into space when he launched in a Mercury spacecraft he named "Freedom 7" atop a Redstone rocket. The mission designation was MR-3. Although his flight was suborbital it kickstarted the successful effort to land men on the moon by the end of the 1960's.

Yesterday, Dec. 11, 2021 -— 60 years Shepard's flight — his oldest daughter Laura Shepard Churchley and five others were launched aboard the Blue Origin "New Shepard" vehicle on a suborbital flight. This mission designation NS-19.

This design commemorates both father and daughter sharing a similar experience of the "beautiful view" of Earth from space. On the left is a gold astronaut pin awarded to Alan Shepard and on the right a silver feather, which is the focal point of the silver astronaut pin awarded to those who fly aboard the Blue Origin spacecraft. I was careful not to copy or infringe on copyrighted material. The gold astronaut pin is on the Apollo 14 patch which is in the public domain. The feather is different from the feather on the Blue Origin logo.

(For availability, please see this topic under Buy, Sell, Trade.)

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posted 12-12-2021 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job Tim and Jorge!

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posted 12-24-2021 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The details on the embedded label on the 4.5" ISS Station Steelworkers patch is as follows;
  • 432928 A-B Emblem Made In China 10/21 01
  • 432928 A-B Emblem Made In China 11/21 01

KSCartist
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posted 12-27-2021 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jorge Cartes R and I began working on this last year and just finished it last month when a December launch was looking probable. I present my latest (currently sold out but soon to be available again from AB Emblem).
The focus of the patch is the primary mirror of JWST, the Optical Telescope Element, consists of 18 hexagonal mirror segments made of gold-plated beryllium which combine to create a 6.5 m (21 ft) diameter mirror.

In the center of the patch is the launch on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana. At the top the JWST is shown fully deployed in space. The 20 stars represent the 14 countries and six academic and industry partners involved in this effort.

The logos of the three space agency partners are shown at the bottom.

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posted 12-28-2021 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Terrific looking patch. Great work, Tim and Jorge.

You'll forgive me if I wait until we know the thing actually works before I buy, though? 😉

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posted 12-30-2021 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course 😊

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-31-2021 04:08 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 now confirm the date code seen on the AB Emblem first production run of these James Webb Space Telescope patches is;
  • 438693 A-B Emblem Made In China 12/21 01

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-10-2022 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The James Webb Space Telescope patch 438693 has just been removed from the AB Emblem website.

Update; After an absence of just under six hours, with changes to the description of the three space agencies involved in this project, NASA, ESA and CSA, (but no change to the Christmas "Sold Out" message), this patch is back on the AB Emblem website again.

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posted 01-10-2022 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I’m very grateful that it has been so popular.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-12-2022 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are four new 2022 production runs of the James Webb Space Telescope 438693 patch, are now back in stock at AB Emblem. So back orders will now be processed and dispatched by the end of January.
  • 438693 A-B Emblem Made In China 01/22 01
  • 438693 A-B Emblem Made In China 02/22 01
  • 438693 A-B Emblem Made In China 07/22 01 (Jon B.)
  • 438693 A-B Emblem Made In China 08/22 01 (Jon B.)

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 01-24-2022 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Like Father - Like Daughter patch arrived today - great job, looks great!

KSCartist
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posted 01-25-2022 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Paul. I’m pleased with how it came out.

I do still have some available for anyone else interested.

KSCartist
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posted 06-14-2022 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am very pleased to announce that the National Space Society (NSS) has selected this limited-edition commemorative patch for their 2022 New Membership Acquisition. It illustrates the Space Launch System rolling out of the VAB to Launch Complex 39B on March 17, 2022. The setting Sun shines through the open VAB overhead doors to light the top of the launch vehicle. I hoped to convey the point of view of someone walking alongside the crawler looking up at this beautiful rocket. Only you can decide if I succeeded.

When I create a commemorative patch, it requires that an organization or individuals commit to make it a reality. I am thrilled that this organization stepped up for this patch.

The NSS is the world’s premier citizen's space organization for people from any walk of life who can join the adventure of a future in space. The NSS is an independent nonprofit nonpartisan educational membership organization dedicated to the creation of a space-faring civilization. Their vision: People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth and using the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

In celebration of this special occasion and the patch's release, I am excited to invite you to join the NSS at a special introductory rate of $29.95 (reg $62). Just go here and use the promo code DGAGNON when you are entering your payment.

I hope you will join the National Space Society and when you do be as happy having this patch in your collection as much as I did designing it.

KSCartist
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posted 08-10-2022 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In 2020, I designed a patch to look like watching a launch on your smartphone.

It was well received and for that I'm grateful.

We expect 100K people to come to the Space Coast for Artemis 1. Many, many more will be watching on a device.

My question is this:

Would a patch depicting the launch of Artemis 1 on an iPad be something you’d be interested in? It would retail for roughly $40 and be approximately 8x10 inches in size. Or am I just getting caught up in launch fever?

The smartphone patch:


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