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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-04-2012 07:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 insignia

Lockheed Martin Space Systems will conduct the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, in 2014 under contract to NASA.

The test will launch NASA's Orion spacecraft, without a crew, to an altitude that has not been achieved by a craft intended for human flight since the Apollo lunar landing missions.

The EFT-1 flight will take Orion to an altitude of more than 3,600 miles, more than 15 times farther away from Earth than the International Space Station. Orion will return home at a speed almost 5,000 miles per hour faster than any current human spacecraft. It will test the kind of return that will be required when astronauts come home from voyages beyond low Earth orbit. As Orion reenters the atmosphere, it will endure temperatures almost 2,000 degrees F., higher than any human spacecraft since astronauts returned from the Moon.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-02-2014 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Stickers were available at NASA's tables at the World Science Festival. They measured 3-1/4 inches from the midpoint of the swoosh to the edge of the circle.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-29-2014 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Official NASA EFT-1 t-shirt and caps are were available, but sales are now closed.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-22-2014 03:33 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 few variants of the EFT-1 patch.

Below is a graphic showing:

  • an AB Emblem patch with a green band found in September 2014 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (the tag on the reverse shows it was made in the USA in June 2014);
  • an AB Emblem patch received directly from NASA (the tag identifies it was made in Taiwan in November 2012); and
  • a third variant as displayed on AB Emblem's own web store (though I do not know yet if it is the same patch you receive when you order).

KSCartist
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posted 09-23-2014 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In comparing the images above, The Space Store offers the patch labeled "NASA".

We have the caps as well but they have a black brim with just NASA embroidered on the reverse.

Ronpur
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posted 09-23-2014 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The caps and t-shirts from above shipped as well. My cap arrived late last week.

The patch from AB is the one I have, and it says "Made in USA" on the white sticker on the back. I got mine from Skyforce.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-04-2014 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the 45th Space Wing/5th Space Launch Squadron EFT-1 patch:
The shape of the EFT-1 mission patch represents the shape of the Orion capsule. The Orion capsule is depicted as leaving Cape Canaveral and orbiting the patch. The nose cone and Orion capsule are depicted sitting atop the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle.

The NASA logo, ULA Delta IV logo and 5th SLS red stars represent the support efforts. The mission partners names are inscribed around the border. Orion's Belt is depicted on the top of the patch.

The patch is available from the Air Force Space and Missile Museum gift shop.

JBoe
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posted 12-06-2014 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I revisited the Air Force Space and Missile Museum's website and I think it's no longer available. I didn't see the patch on the site.

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