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nathan.moeller
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posted 01-01-2012 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's Max-Q's latest design effort, which commemorates the coming 50th anniversary of Americans in orbit (February 2012). This one was created in a joint effort with Tim Gagnon. We will be offering these emblems for $7.50 each.

KSCartist
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posted 01-01-2012 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was happy to consult on this patch. I suggested the use of the Earth Jorge and I designed for the STS-129 patch. Super job Max Q.

nathan.moeller
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posted 01-03-2012 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's the artwork for the emblem (full, embroidery-friendly and simplified) -

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Glint
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posted 01-03-2012 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glint   Click Here to Email Glint     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice patch. Does anyone else think Mir deserves a place on it? After all, it hosted Americans in orbit during its lifetime.

Granted, the Mir station itself wasn't orbited by the USA. However, the ISS wasn't 100% USA-built. ISS has numerous components constructed and launched by other nations and is on the patch.

Maybe a Soyuz could be added too in order to bring the patch up to date.

nathan.moeller
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posted 01-03-2012 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's an interesting thought and you have a valid point about the ISS not being fully-American. However, I'll note that the majority of ISS hardware would not be there were it not for American vehicles (shuttle orbiters) and funding (Zarya was paid for by U.S.). You'd only have Zvezda, Pirs and Poisk up there (Nauka soon to join them). That's why we didn't include Mir and Soyuz.

However, we do have some other ideas floating around to commemorate Russian events as well and could easily include both vehicles.

The idea of placing Dragon on the emblem was also discussed since the first SpaceX launch is set to occur around the February anniversary, but the idea was eventually taken off the table since it will not be a manned spacecraft.

Apollo 8
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posted 01-03-2012 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am a little disappointed about that design. With Ed White and Bruce McCandless it looks to me more like a "50 Years of American Spacewalkers" patch (we can celebrate that in a few years...), than a "50 Years of Americans in Orbit" patch.

A "50 Years of Americans in Orbit" patch without John Glenn and Friendship 7 for me is not the real thing...

Tykeanaut
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posted 01-03-2012 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a small Mercury spacecraft on the patch.

nathan.moeller
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posted 01-03-2012 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Apollo 8:
A "50 Years of Americans in Orbit" patch without John Glenn and Friendship 7 for me is not the real thing...
We appreciate the feedback. However, we did include a Mercury capsule along with the other five American vehicles in the orbit trail.

The goal was not to create a 50th anniversary of Friendship 7 emblem. We wanted to create something that showed what we've achieved in space over the last 50 years and I believe we've done that. EVAs were a part of our success and we used two of the most iconic images captured during those events to highlight that success.

J Blackburn
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posted 01-03-2012 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice patch Nathan! When will they be available for purchase?

nathan.moeller
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posted 01-03-2012 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Jason. We're sorting a few things out but will certainly let you know when were ready to take orders (I'm keeping a list).

KSCartist
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posted 01-03-2012 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Apollo 8:
A "50 Years of Americans in Orbit" patch without John Glenn and Friendship 7 for me is not the real thing...
There's already a Friendship 7 50th designed and it will be available from the Space Store in February.

Apollo 8
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posted 01-04-2012 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Tim. I am looking forward to this!

nathan.moeller
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posted 02-01-2012 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
UPDATE - These patches have been ordered and should be here towards the end of February

KAPTEC
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posted 02-02-2012 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nathan, only a word: BEAUTIFUL!

cycleroadie
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posted 02-02-2012 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by KSCartist:
There's already a Friendship 7 50th designed and it will be available from the Space Store in February.
And here it is.

p51
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posted 02-06-2012 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nathan.moeller:
UPDATE - These patches have been ordered and should be here towards the end of February
I'm looking forward to this. Put me down for one, I have just the spot picked out for this on a flight suit I'm putting together!

nathan.moeller
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posted 03-01-2012 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patches arrived yesterday and will be shipped out tomorrow afternoon.

p51
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posted 03-01-2012 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds good, can’t wait to get mine!

nathan.moeller
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posted 03-01-2012 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nathan.moeller   Click Here to Email nathan.moeller     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They're big! Almost six inches across! Tim did a fantastic job

J Blackburn
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posted 03-05-2012 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my 50 Year Commemorative and Discovery Chase Team today. They are both great looking patches Nathan.

p51
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posted 03-05-2012 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got mine today. It's a great patch! My only problem is it's bigger than I expected, I'd bought it to put on a flight suit but now I'll have to find another use for it.

Still, I can't complain, it's a real work of art!

lm5eagle
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posted 03-07-2012 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two patches touched down in Scotland this morning. They are superb in every respect and I am delighted you opted for size you chose.

Nathan, all the best with this venture and we look forward to more small masterpieces in the future.

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