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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-28-2011 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission patches

NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) was launched Nov. 26, 2011 from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Curiosity rover is scheduled to land on the Red Planet on Aug. 6, 2012.

At least three different embroidered versions of the official mission insignia (above) have been produced.

Above: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) sourced patch, circa 2009, made for MSL team members.

Above: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) sourced patch (2011), made as a souvenir. Available through The JPL Store.

Above: Kennedy Space Center (employee) exchange store sourced patch (2011), made as a souvenir.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-28-2011 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In addition to the official logo patches, at least three related mission patches have been produced.

Above: U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing Atlas V MSL (AV-028) patch.

Above: USAF 45th Space Wing Mars Science Lab Curiosity patch.

Above: Kennedy Space Center sourced patch (2011) produced as a souvenir. Available from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

J Blackburn
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posted 11-29-2011 02:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the patch from the JPL store and the one from KSC gift shop. Do you know where one might find the 45th Air Force Atlas MSL patch?

Jim Behling
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posted 11-29-2011 03:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by J Blackburn:
Do you know where one might find the 45th Air Force Atlas MSL patch?
eBay.

riolag
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posted 12-01-2011 10:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for riolag   Click Here to Email riolag     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The last round patch was also available at the KSC employee store - interestingly it was more expensive than the shaped patch.

Jim Behling
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posted 12-04-2011 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And yet more versions.

J Blackburn
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posted 12-04-2011 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found it, thanks Jim!

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posted 12-05-2011 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jim Behling:
And yet more versions.
Who made the first version? Ugh. Looks like it's been through re-entry already. Malaysian?

Jim Behling
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quote:
Originally posted by dogcrew5369:
Who made the first version?
It was on a shirt.

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Does anyone know who manufactured these patches? I have received numerous inquiries asking if an MSL patch can be purchased.

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posted 12-15-2011 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It can be purchased from the JPL store.

J Blackburn
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posted 12-15-2011 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased mine from the JPL Store however it was not on or in any type of package that had information on it, only loose by itself.

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posted 12-16-2011 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for galacticvoyager   Click Here to Email galacticvoyager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the info. It appears that the CalTech Book Store is the only source.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2012 10:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem has produced a new Curiosity patch:
You asked and we listened! We are proud to offer our very own A-B Emblem designed and executed Curiosity Rover emblem. This beautiful three dimensional looking emblem sports a black and metallic copper merrow border.

Our design number is 202977 and will be available in approximately three weeks.

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