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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-19-2009 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the collectSPACE Today in Space History blog:
Patch preview: STS-132 (Holiday edition)

The crew patch for the final scheduled flight of space shuttle Atlantis has yet to be seen publicly, as sources say the emblem for the STS-132 mission, targeted to launch in May 2010, is still in work. That being said, a photo of a pair of Christmas ornaments that recently was shared online may be providing space enthusiasts with an early gift: a sneak preview of the patch. The ornaments -- one colored, one in pewter -- show NASA's fourth-built orbiter flying towards a sunset landing, with the names of the STS-132 astronauts around the border. Not much is known about the origin of the ornaments other than they came from within NASA.

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posted 12-20-2009 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love that design, I hope it makes it to the final patch.

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posted 12-20-2009 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mderos   Click Here to Email mderos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! That is a top 3 of all space shuttle patches so far!

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posted 12-20-2009 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch for ATLANTIS' last mission! If she ends up flying STS-135, it will be a great collectors item.

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posted 12-20-2009 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bill Hunt   Click Here to Email Bill Hunt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gorgeous.

dogcrew5369
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posted 12-21-2009 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where these Christmas ornaments can be purchased and for how much?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-21-2009 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I understand, the ornaments were not for sale. They were not offered through the NASA Exchange Stores. They were apparently created and distributed in a limited manner for a group within the space agency.

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posted 12-21-2009 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for canyon42   Click Here to Email canyon42     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a really cool design -- one of the best in a long while.

Only thing better would be if it included a tiny little Air Force Museum out in front for it to land at.

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posted 12-21-2009 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another perfect example of: Less is More

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posted 12-27-2009 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM11Orion   Click Here to Email LM11Orion     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guys, the patch is really nice.

I sumbit some proposal for this flight, but the crew decide for other choices. Here I show you my designs for this flight.

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posted 12-30-2009 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sean Collins   Click Here to Email Sean Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did this design along with Astronaut Garrett Reisman (really cool guy) sitting next to me at my computer. I did 11 versions of the design with the crew picking this one as the final. It is not supposed to be released yet, because NASA management has not approved having Atlantis on the wing incase the shuttle changes for that flight. The crew wanted it on there so it is going through the approval process as is. We should know if they will allow Atlantis on the wing in mid January...

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dogcrew5369
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posted 12-30-2009 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be nice to have "Atlantis" on the patch since it's the only orbiter so far that has never had its name on a crew patch. I think the final flight for each orbiter should include the name of the orbiter. Just my thought since I really love the names on the early flight patches.

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posted 12-30-2009 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tom   Click Here to Email Tom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by dogcrew5369:
It would be nice to have "Atlantis" on the patch since it's the only orbiter so far that has never had its name on a crew patch.
Actually STS-74 had "Atlantis" on the patch...

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posted 12-31-2009 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sean Collins   Click Here to Email Sean Collins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I said I did this design along with Astronaut Garrett Reisman, I should have given credit to Shari Ciapka and Owen Evans - and Jorges Cartes and Tim Gagnon for initial design inputs and the entire crew of STS-132. Also I would like to give credit to Paula Vargas at JSC for providing me with 3D shuttles in 35°, 45° and 65°, so the crew could pick what angle of pitch they wanted the shuttle, and so I didn't have to re-draw it 3 different times in Illustrator. I worked on this patch in Illustrator for 27 hours of the 45 hour limit that is allowed by the Astronaut Office for each crew patch. I'm sure there were some spouses and friends that had input as well. The patch finally evolved into a nice clean design...

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posted 12-31-2009 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Sean -

As some of my cS friends know, I submitted on their behalf a bunch of designs to the 132 crew for review. I guess a lot of other people did too. They were "bombarded" with designs.

So to everyone who sent in a design you should all be proud to have contributed to the creation of this patch and I hope you will all claim "ownership" for this last flight of Atlantis.

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posted 12-31-2009 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the same Tim. And thank you so much Sean. Very nice patch!

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posted 12-31-2009 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Tom:
Actually STS-74 had "Atlantis" on the patch...
Thanks for the heads-up on STS-74. It's a little hard to make out on the embroidered patch and I guess I just over-looked it in the vast sea of shuttle patches. At least the name placement on STS-132 patch will be larger and more prominent.

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posted 01-30-2010 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
STS-132 mission patch and description


Credit: NASA

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The STS-132 mission will be the 32nd flight of the Space Shuttle Atlantis. The primary STS-132 mission objective is to deliver the Russian-made MRM-1 (Mini Research Module) to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis will also deliver a new communications antenna and a new set of batteries for one of the ISS solar arrays.

The STS-132 mission patch features Atlantis flying off into the sunset as the end of the Space Shuttle Program approaches. However the sun is also heralding the promise of a new day as it rises for the first time on a new ISS module, the MRM-1, which is also named Рассвет, the Russian word for dawn.

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Beautiful. Reminds me of the elegantly uncluttered insignia of the early missions... This is instantly one of my all-time favorite Shuttle patches, and a perfect emblem for the final voyage of orbiter Atlantis.

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posted 01-30-2010 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a great patch. I like it. I wouldn't mind if all the 'last' flights would have the same pattern.

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Great design, I just wish it had more color. Maybe adding the rainbow effect to the atmosphere from the sunset would have been nice.

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posted 01-31-2010 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No rainbow! It's perfect as it is. I cringe every time I see the great big rainbow on the STS-27 patch!

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posted 01-31-2010 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch! And with half of the crew being Navy, the color scheme is not surprising.

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posted 01-31-2010 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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No rainbow! It's perfect as it is. I cringe every time I see the great big rainbow on the STS-27 patch!
Yeah, a little more subtle than that...

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Actually... in one of the earlier versions I had some red and blue on the horizon but we took it out. Garrett Reisman also had me take out some of the detail of the shuttle as well to simplify it down even more....Garrett is coming over Tuesday to pick out the thread colors so I can send the patch to AB emblem to have some test patches made.

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posted 02-01-2010 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. This is one of the most striking patch designs of the entire shuttle program.

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posted 04-02-2010 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-132 (ULF4) payload insignia:


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posted 04-02-2010 11:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-132 payload insignia reminds me of the Expedition 9 crew patch.

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posted 04-03-2010 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As much detail as Exp 9 but I think you're thinking of the Exp 3 patch with the similar book theme.

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posted 04-03-2010 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy, is this one going to be difficult to embroider!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-03-2010 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Generally speaking, the payload insignia are neither meant to be, nor authorized to be produced as embroidered patches. They are used on documents, as decals and sometimes pins.

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posted 05-22-2010 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Sean Collins:
When I said I did this design along with Astronaut Garrett Reisman, I should have given credit to Shari Ciapka and Owen Evans - and Jorges Cartes and Tim Gagnon for initial design inputs and the entire crew of STS-132.
Who are Shari Ciapka and Owen Evans?

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They are friends of a crew members family.

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