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Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-24-2012 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Space shuttle Endeavour made final flight packed with souvenir patches

Space shuttle Endeavour's hatch will be opened by NASA techs one last time this week, in part to retrieve thousands of souvenir patches and a photo — the retired orbiter's final flown cargo.

Endeavour, which is now temporarily parked in a United Airlines hangar at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is being prepared for its delivery to the California Science Center (CSC) for display. The shuttle, piggybacking atop a NASA jumbo jet, landed at LAX on Friday (Sept. 21) after a three-day cross-country ferry flight and four-hour flyover of its new home's state.

Just a few days before Endeavour left the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the last time, NASA fulfilled a request by the CSC and stowed a care package on the shuttle's mid-deck inside its crew compartment. Stored in a locker, the pouch was flown with the orbiter on its last time taking to the air, and the final ferry flight of the space shuttle era.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-24-2012 03:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the article...
While black-bordered versions of the patches are already for sale in the CSC's gift shop, the flown patches — which are set apart by their gold thread border — will not be sold. Instead, says science center officials, they will be gifted to those who made "Mission 26" possible: team members who worked on the ferry flight and the upcoming overland transport, as well as the center's donors who helped fund Endeavour's temporary and permanent exhibits.

Since last year, the CSC has invited its supporters to join Team Endeavour as part of its "EndeavourLA" campaign. Donors could (and still can) choose to sponsor one of the more than 23,000 heat shield tiles that cover the shuttle's underbelly and upper surfaces. For donations of $1,000 or more, supporters receive a "limited edition Endeavour gift" — the ferry flight flown patch.

A photo of a sample patch of the type flown on the space shuttle Endeavour is included in the article. Below is an image of the souvenir version, now for sale ($7.99; "ENDVR M26 WOVENPATCH") at the California Science Center.

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posted 09-24-2012 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A great design. I wish I created it. Is it a silk screen like the Colbert patches Robert? The amount of clear detail is impressive.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-24-2012 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe they are dye sublimated patches, rather than silkscreen.

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posted 09-25-2012 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it is what is stated: woven. With that technique, you get much higher resolution.

garymilgrom
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posted 09-25-2012 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bet it's obvious but I can't figure out what the 25:123:12 means. Thanks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-25-2012 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the article:
The numbers "25:123:12" are inscribed along the top of the patches. The "25" is for Endeavour's 25 missions to space and the "123" represents the more than 123 million miles (198 million kilometers) the orbiter traveled in flight. The "12" is the number of miles the shuttle will travel on the road to the science center.

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posted 09-25-2012 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great looking souvenir patch! I will try to get one...

lucspace
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posted 09-25-2012 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any way to order online from abroad?

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posted 09-29-2012 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kosmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my California Space Center, Mission 26, Endeavour patches today, very nice!!

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 09-30-2012 12:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I now see there are two slightly different design versions of this patch. A 'woven' one, (on the left with 'United States' and the 'U.S. flag' on the fuselage), and an 'embroidered' one, (on the right with 'Endeavour' on the fuselage). Then there are the (two?) 'flown' versions which have a 'gold' threaded border instead of a 'black' one. Is that four of these patches to find and collect?

I've had no luck trying to contact the CSC either, Luc. I will have to call on the services of my friend in the U.S. to see if he has any better luck from his end.

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posted 09-30-2012 04:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I called the California Science Center store (213-744-7422) on Saturday and purchased two each of the woven patches at $4.99 a piece and the fully embroidered version at $7.99 a piece, plus $3.00 shipping.

The young lady who took my order asked me how I came to know about the patches as they've apparently had quite a few inquiries and orders from out of state. I told her to get ready for more.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-30-2012 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Definitely don't like the embroidered with the big "Endeavour" on the side. Takes away from the patch. Probably would have been better, if it was too small, to just leave the name (of the orbiter as well as of the flag and United States) off.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-30-2012 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Kevin T. Randall:
Then there are the (two?) 'flown' versions which have a 'gold' threaded border instead of a 'black' one.
According to the California Science Center, there was only one type that was flown on the ferry flight, the gold bordered woven patch.

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posted 09-30-2012 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aero-engineer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When I was in there Friday, they also had blue T-shirts with the same logo, logo shot glasses and mugs.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-01-2012 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
May I ask what are the new prices for the two versions of this patch? Many thanks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-01-2012 12:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The prices are as reported, but as noted, reversed. $7.99 for the woven version and $4.99 for the embroidered patch.

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posted 10-04-2012 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for James913   Click Here to Email James913     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not patches, but if you would like the design on mugs or shot glasses, the CSC has these available and you can order them over the telephone. (The mug is $9.99 and the shot glass is $8.99.)

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posted 10-05-2012 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my patches today, and yes, as Robert noted, I had the prices reversed in my earlier post.

I really like both versions... it's an attractive, bright, colorful, very "California" design.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-25-2012 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two additional related patches:
Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center patch

For sale in the California Science Center's ExploraStore gift shop. ($4.99; OSCHIN LOGO WVNPATCH)

Toyota Tundra Endeavour patch

Included in gift bags for Toyota's invited guests to space shuttle Endeavour's towing over the Manchester Boulevard Bridge by a Tundra pickup truck.

(Also included in the gift bag was a bumper sticker that read "HONK if you truck towed a shuttle.")

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