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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-28-2012 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Atlantis "There's No Space Like Home" Kennedy Space Center patch

NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSCVC) Visitor Complex has begun introducing a line of collectibles and apparel celebrating its upcoming exhibition of space shuttle Atlantis.

The orbiter will be arriving at the complex in November 2012 and will open for public display in summer 2013.

This patch, manufactured by AB Emblem for the Visitor Complex, is among the new offerings offered through The Space Shop. It is not yet available for order online, but may be ordered by contacting the store.

Apollo 8
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posted 04-29-2012 03:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have ordered one about two weeks ago but it might take the patches some more weeks to arrive in Europe.

Good to hear, that the patch is made by AB Emblem. They stand for quality!

garymilgrom
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posted 04-29-2012 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice!

A bit off topic but I don't like KSC claiming Atlantis as "their" orbiter. I was down there a month ago and all the marketing is about "our" shuttle. I'm sure the other museums will adopt similar attitudes.

I'd rather see an inclusive attitude where the orbiters were marketed as belonging to the entire country, or the NASA and contractor sites that designed, built and operated them.

GoesTo11
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posted 04-29-2012 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. It may be a matter of semantics, but given the controversy over the site selections and how many people feel aggrieved by them, this kind of "touchdown dancing" feels a little unseemly to me. As a taxpaying US citizen for over 20 years, each orbiter is as much "mine" as it is anyone else's, yet I now have to travel over 1,000 miles to see any of them. I understand why the sites were chosen, and I'm over it. It is what it is. But enough with the cheerleading.

Nice patch, though.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-29-2012 02:00 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 GoesTo11:
I now have to travel over 1,000 miles to see any of them.
How far did you have to travel before to see them?

If taking pride in the ownership of the orbiters translates to the four institutions doing more to promote people coming to see them, then I don't see much harm. They do own them after all (with the exception of Atlantis, which remains NASA property).

GoesTo11
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posted 04-29-2012 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, in the mid-80s, just Lancaster to Edwards.

Not to divert this thread even further, but I'm curious about your second remark...why is Atlantis an exception? Is it because it's the only orbiter to be displayed on NASA/US gov't property?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-29-2012 02:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Atlantis remains NASA property because the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex belongs to NASA. Delaware North Park Services is contracted to run the complex for the space agency, but they do not own any of the exhibits or artifacts they manage.

J Blackburn
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posted 05-01-2012 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just ordered my patch. The patches are $5.99 If this helps. you can place an order by calling 1-800-621-9826 EXT 1.

Gonzo
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posted 05-01-2012 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just ordered two. Ellen was most helpful and also interested in this thread!

Shipping is another $5.95.

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