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rje71
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posted 05-01-2010 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rje71   Click Here to Email rje71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There has been a remake done at some point in time of the USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) patch and was wondering if it was available anywhere still?

spaceman
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posted 05-01-2010 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen a remake but artist Tim Gagnon did produce a MOL commemorative. The fifth in the series "Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space" it honors the men and women of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program.

rje71
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posted 05-01-2010 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rje71   Click Here to Email rje71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the reply... I have found this many places online, just not sure where it originated.

Jacques van Oene
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posted 05-01-2010 04:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That patch was a remake from the original from a MOL astronaut, there is talk about it in an issue of QUEST magazine (around 1995?), I have to look it up, but if I remember correct it also says in the magazine who did the replica patch...

rje71
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posted 05-01-2010 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rje71   Click Here to Email rje71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Jacques, any further info you might be able to come up with would be great.

OV-105
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posted 05-01-2010 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for OV-105   Click Here to Email OV-105     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I belive it was made from Bo Bobko's patch.

rje71
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posted 05-01-2010 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rje71   Click Here to Email rje71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Through a bit of research it looks "Space Country Souveniers" are the ones who reproduced the MOL patch.

carl walker
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posted 05-03-2010 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carl walker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got one of these from the Cape Canaveral AFB Museum shop, during the Then & Now tour of KSC about 2-3 years ago, they might have some still?

rje71
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posted 05-03-2010 11:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rje71   Click Here to Email rje71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks very much... Will check with them!!

Peter Kemp
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posted 05-04-2010 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Kemp   Click Here to Email Peter Kemp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I obtained one of these reproduction MOL patches in January 2006 via an eBay auction. It was being listed by eBay Seller "nasaworm" (321@liftoffbooks.com) who still lists some items today. I paid $4.95 plus shipping to the UK.

They listed this patch so for some time so at that time appeared to have a few on offer I seem to recall. Although over four yesrs ago so it might be worth contacting them.

Hope this is of some help.

rje71
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posted 05-04-2010 10:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rje71   Click Here to Email rje71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Peter, thank you for the info, and I will check with him as well... I may be all set the folks at the Cape AFS museum are able to help.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 05-05-2010 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was given a hat with the repro patch years ago. It was (re)made at Hanky Panky Enterprises in Lompoc CA.

Author Don Pealer (USN, Ret.) had them made from an original, after he wrote the MOL story in "Quest" magazines back in 1995.

benguttery
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posted 09-29-2011 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Recent production MOL patches are available online from the Cape Museum Gift Shop.

lucspace
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posted 10-03-2011 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Comparing the recent reproduction MOL patch and the original shows the repro is actually not all that good...

lucspace
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posted 07-19-2021 06:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I finally decided to produce a more accurate reproduction. In blue /grey, with correct meridians, correct font and "too little space between the text and the border." Available from Skyforce Space Patches.

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