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Author Topic:   STS-135 / Atlantis mission patch
Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-27-2011 04:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-135/ULF7 payload patch:

garymilgrom
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posted 04-27-2011 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps this patch was designed some time ago? Because if the silver and orange crescents are supposed to be the moon and mars, with the inference that "we're going there next", this is wishful thinking at best.

Regarding the mission patch discussed earlier, I like the curved exhaust section because it seems to place the orbiter, and therefore the program and the people up on a pedestal. This echos my feelings about the incredible people and machines involved in the Shuttle program.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-03-2011 04:27 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 328KF:
...the colors are a lot darker and the look is not very eye catching.
I received an STS-135 patch in the mail today and I think this is a case where the image I posted earlier (as provided by AB Emblem) doesn't do the actual embroidery justice.

The patch is much brighter in-person. The metallic thread shines in the light, giving the cloth patch a much more dynamic appearance than the artwork on which it was based.

328KF
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posted 05-04-2011 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's good to hear Robert...looking forward to seeing it in person.

Skyforce1
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posted 05-04-2011 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received STS-135 and it's not a bad looking patch. The gold Omega stands out and the Shuttle stands out quite nicely. The NASA patch behind the Shuttle is a very nice touch also.

Fezman92
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posted 05-04-2011 05:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my patch and pin a few days ago. Like Robert said, the silver threads really go well with the black and gold. I put the 133, 134 and 135 patches next to each other and as a group, they look amazing.

dogcrew5369
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posted 05-09-2011 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skyforce1:
I just received STS-135 and it's not a bad looking patch.
I have to agree. Just received my 135 patch and it looks quite striking. Really like the shuttle and NASA meatball composition. So glad metallic silver and gold were used otherwise it might have been bland. A little melancholy feeling getting my last shuttle patch.

GoesTo11
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posted 06-01-2011 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agree with the above posters. I just got a pair of 135s from AB (apparently production was behind orders a bit). I think it looks really sharp.

And I also felt a bit sad. My collection still has some holes to fill, but actually holding the last new Shuttle mission patch in my hands...

drjeffbang
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posted 06-22-2011 08:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for drjeffbang   Click Here to Email drjeffbang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Where should I order the 135 patch? My daughter said last night that she NEEDS the patch now!

I don't want to mistakenly get a bootlegged patch. I hope we can get one in quick fashion!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-22-2011 08:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can order directly from AB Emblem, NASA's official patch supplier.

Alternatively, you can order from The Space Store, they stock AB Emblem patches, and if you order through their advertising link on collectSPACE, you'll be helping out this site, too.

drjeffbang
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posted 06-22-2011 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for drjeffbang   Click Here to Email drjeffbang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the quick reply, Robert.

I used your link to the Space Store and, of course, I found a few other things as well!

dogcrew5369
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posted 06-23-2011 04:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of my favorite reputable sellers is Joe Fricano of Skyforce Space patches. He's great and a fast shipper. Plus no shipping fee!

drjeffbang
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posted 06-29-2011 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for drjeffbang   Click Here to Email drjeffbang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll keep that in mind.

We got our 135 patches and some other stuff today. My daughter will be thrilled. She really likes to have the mission patch before the launch.

lucspace
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posted 07-16-2011 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The STS-135 patch I picked up at the KSC Visitor Center has the traditional 'AB Emblem' packaging, and the embedded numbered tag in the plastic back; but the tag says 'made in Taiwan'.

I thought all AB patches were produced in Weaverville, USA?

Skyforce1
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posted 07-17-2011 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just emailed AB to ask that question about production.

Update: AB Emblem's response in reference to production of shuttle/NASA patches is that they could be made in China, Mexico, Taiwan and the USA.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-20-2011 05:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Omega on Alpha: Final space shuttle crew leaves their mark on space station

Completing a tradition that dates back more than 30 space shuttle missions, the four astronauts flying on NASA's final shuttle flight added their insignia to several of the walls aboard the International Space Station before leaving the orbiting laboratory Tuesday for the final time.

"This is the last shuttle. This is the last time we are going to do this," shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission commander Chris Ferguson said Monday (July 18) before applying a decal showing their insignia to a long panel in the station's Unity Node 1 module...

Marwin2
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posted 07-23-2011 03:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marwin2   Click Here to Email Marwin2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did the stars on the patch mean something?

Teacher in space
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posted 02-19-2014 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could someone measure this original patch for me? I would need at least the width (cm or inch) for counting scale in images of astronauts.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-19-2014 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just measured a flown patch: 4.25 inches at its widest point and 5.25 inches tall.

Teacher in space
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posted 02-19-2014 11:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Teacher in space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks a lot! This makes counting easyer. I have reproduction that is 1/4 inch larger and all measurements seemed not to be right when I used its measurements for scale counts.


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