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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-04-2012 01:35 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 station-bound SpaceX Dragon gets mission patch

The first of NASA's contracted cargo resupply flights to the International Space Station now has its own mission patch, courtesy of the company launching the spacecraft.

Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Thursday (Oct. 4) revealed its insignia for the launch of its second Dragon capsule to the space station. The gumdrop-shape cargo craft is scheduled to liftoff atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday (Oct. 7) at 8:35 p.m. EDT (0035 GMT Oct. 8) from Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

lucspace
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posted 10-04-2012 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A bit less spectacular than I expected... shame about the outdated type of solar panels depicted.

butch wilks
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posted 10-05-2012 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the Kennedy Space Center shop going to sell this patch too? I do hope so.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-05-2012 12:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No word on sales yet, but SpaceX has said that they may eventually offer patches through their own store, shop.spacex.com.

J Blackburn
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posted 10-05-2012 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was at the KSC gift shop yesterday and they did not have any new SpaceX merchandise. The only SpaceX gear they had was the five items listed on their website. I hope SpaceX adds the patches to their website and/or allows other mission patch businesses to sell the patches.

jefespace
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posted 04-23-2013 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jefespace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for anyone who either has this patch as an original issue, or part of the set issued directly from SpaceX. Is it a fully embroidered patch consistent with all the other patches issued from SpaceX?

I have a version which I pretty sure isn't Malaysia made, but has a partial twill background. Some of the details are also rougher than previous original issue patches, particularly the Dragon logo.

Any input (as well as availability of an fully embroidered version) would be greatly appreciated.

hoorenz
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posted 04-25-2013 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch from the set is fully embroidered. It also has the four leaf clover (a saw a reproduction on eBay without it). No shiny silver thread, though.


Kevin T. Randall
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posted 04-25-2013 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And these patches are 'Made In China' according to the package labels.

'SKU 1SPX101120'
'SpaceX Mission Patch Collection'

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