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benguttery
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posted 04-16-2011 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could we nail down a complete list of beta cloth patches? Here we go. I'll update this list as corrections arrive.
  1. American Flag, very small (2 3/8 inches x 1.25 inches in size)
  2. American Flag, small (4x6 inches in size)
  3. American Flag, medium (5x7 inches in size)
  4. American Flag, large (6.5 x 8.5 inches in size)
  5. 2TV-1
  6. Apollo 7
  7. Apollo 8
  8. Apollo 9
  9. Apollo 10
  10. Apollo 11
  11. Apollo 11, same, but does not have the text "Apollo XI"
  12. Apollo 11, about 10 inches in diameter
  13. Apollo 12
  14. Apollo 13
  15. Apollo 14
  16. Apollo 15
  17. Apollo 16
  18. Apollo 17
  19. Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test (SMEAT)
  20. Skylab 1
  21. Skylab 2
  22. Skylab 3
  23. Apollo-Soyuz
  24. NASA meatball logo
  25. NASA worm logo (small text)
  26. NASA worm logo (large text)
Other:
  • Apollo 11, not exactly beta cloth, odd colors, red border, about 3.75 inches in diameter
  • Apollo 11 style, but shows lunar lander and includes the text "Man on the Moon" and "June 20, 1969"
updated 4/25/11, 6/21/11

apollo11lem5
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posted 04-16-2011 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apollo11lem5   Click Here to Email apollo11lem5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love that someone else has interest in the beta patches! I have all the ones you listed but also have two others.

I have a shoulder beta patch of a "space walker". I have it signed by Bruce McCandless and Story Musgrave.

I also have a beta patch from STS-6 from the Paul Weitz collection.

Just how many different shuttle related beta patches exist... who knows? I eagerly look forward to seeing how many others are mentioned. Great Job Ben!

Spacepsycho
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posted 04-17-2011 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacepsycho   Click Here to Email Spacepsycho     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got an STS-5 flown beta cloth patch that's 9" x 9" with registration lines.

ilbasso
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posted 04-17-2011 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have an Apollo 11 Beta cloth patch in which the emblem is about 8" in diameter. I think it was made as a commemorative issue.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-17-2011 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe at some point, space shuttle-era silk-screened emblems ceased being Beta cloth patches as the material used was changed to Ortho-Fabric.

Just as with the Apollo astronauts, shuttle astronauts who perform spacewalks are permitted to keep their Ortho-Fabric patches and stripes from their EMU spacesuits. Unlike Apollo however, additional Ortho-Fabric patches are not flown (or seemingly produced) as mementos.

benguttery
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posted 04-20-2011 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could someone help with the actual size of the #11 above. This is the big Apollo 11 patch. I don't recall it's size. Is it 8 inches in size? I think that may be what ILBASSO is referring to.

Go4Launch
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posted 04-20-2011 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The larger Apollo 11 betas are 10" diameter.

JFS61
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posted 04-21-2011 04:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JFS61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are a couple more out there as well, but it's been many years since I've seen them offered for sale.

The first was one that was offered in celebration of stamp collecting exposition during the early 70's, and the other was a cartoon drawing of a stag's head with its tongue sticking out, which I was told was an inside joke regarding Alan Shepard(?), and if I recall correctly, made at his request.

Unfortunately, the screen captures that I had of them were lost years ago in a computer crash. As for their size, I don't properly recall, but they may have been the same size as the large Apollo 11s.

If anyone out there has a better memory than me, or better yet, copies of these, it would great if you could please fill us in on the proper details.

MikeSpace
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posted 04-24-2011 06:48 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This site mentions, and has a great picture of, an 8 inch diameter Apollo 11 Beta. Collector had it signed by Aldrin, Collins, Duke and McCandless.

Whether it's 8 or 10 inches, it's a really nice presentation of signatures. Perhaps the owner is a cS member/visitor?

benguttery
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posted 04-24-2011 08:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, are the large Apollo 11 patches 8 or 10 inches in diameter?

spaced out
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posted 04-25-2011 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The printed design is about 10" across.

benguttery
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posted 04-25-2011 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for benguttery   Click Here to Email benguttery     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Updated. Thanks.

MikeSpace
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posted 05-12-2011 01:05 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are three of the Apollo 11 betas mentioned, with a CD-ROM for scale.

The large one is 10 inches across.

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