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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-27-2011 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Orbiters on Display" insignia

While touring the media through space shuttle Discovery and Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at Kennedy Space Center this past week, NASA shuttle transition and retirement (T&R) manager Stephanie Stilson wore a shirt bearing the "beta version" of her program's "Orbiters on Display" insignia.

According to Stilson, the insignia, which plays off the original shuttle program logo, was designed by someone at Dryden Flight Research Center and shared with her by United Space Alliance (USA) engineer and aerospace historian Dennis Jenkins.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 06-27-2011 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the design. Hopefully they ask AB Emblem to make an embroidered patch of it.

X-Plane Fan
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posted 07-12-2011 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The story behind this logo is that Dennis Jenkins is working with the team in charge of orbiter disposition so he asked me to design a logo for the team to put on their shirts, use in presentations, etc.

I went with a design similar to the original Space Shuttle logo with an orbiter being unloaded from the SCA at the bottom. The shirts come with and without the 'Orbiters On Display' tab. To my knowledge no patches were made.

p51
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posted 04-27-2012 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen a couple of pins pop up on eBay, I wonder where those are coming from?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-27-2012 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My understanding is that the pins were made for team members; they are not a commercial product and are not for sale in stores.

The several pins that were listed on eBay were by the artist who designed the logo (our own "X Plane Fan," Tony Landis).

aero-engineer
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posted 04-28-2012 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aero-engineer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would make a neat patch to go with the rest of the ones that have been produced.

Gonzo
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posted 05-25-2012 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone seen this patch available anywhere?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-25-2012 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To my knowledge, this logo has not been produced as a patch. To date, I have only seen it on embroidered apparel, a lapel pin, medals and on the safety vests worn by United Space Alliance (USA) ferry flight team members.

p51
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posted 05-25-2012 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Knockoffs are on eBay in force now, otherwise I've seen or heard nothing on any sources for them...

X-Plane Fan
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posted 05-25-2012 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for X-Plane Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The eBay patches are definitely cheap, unauthorized knockoffs of my logo that barely resemble the actual art. No 'authorized' patches were ever made.

Gonzo
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posted 05-25-2012 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too bad. They would make a great addition to the other related retirement patches. And no, I have no interest in the cheap knock-offs. Not only are they not interesting as a collective piece, supporting that market is a disservice to those that design, manufacture and earn the "real" patches.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-05-2013 02:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This patch is now available. The eBay seller says they are not the Malaysian knock-offs, but he dose not say who manufactured them. They are 4.25" wide by 5" tall.

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posted 01-05-2013 06:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a knock-off sold by a German company on eBay. It is larger than the Malaysian knock-offs and good looking... and maybe I should not tell that to you, but I bought it for my collection!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 01-05-2013 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just in case it is I bought the one above, it certainly looks to be more authentic than the Malaysian knock-offs, but who knows for sure?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-05-2013 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked with Dennis Jenkins this morning, who designed this insignia. No authorized or official patches were ever produced.

The artwork was only used for lapel pins, silkscreened vests, embroidered shirts and on documents.

gould007
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posted 07-01-2020 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gould007   Click Here to Email gould007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have photos of the patches mentioned above, i.e. the ones that were previously for sale on eBay or the German-made version?

I've found the pin and bad Malaysian knock-off patch, but never found or even seen the other versions of it as a patch.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-01-2020 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know the pedigree of this patch, but if it helps:

gould007
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posted 07-27-2020 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gould007   Click Here to Email gould007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a big help - thanks Robert!

You wouldn't happen to have any idea how/where to find one, or where those images come from, would you? Or any idea who (i.e. the person or company) that produced these?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-27-2020 07:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photo I posted is a scan from the patch in my collection. Unfortunately, I do not recall, nor do I have any notes, as to where I obtained it.

gould007
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posted 07-27-2020 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gould007   Click Here to Email gould007     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK thanks Robert. Do you know the height and width?

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