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Author Topic:   NASA MAVEN Mars atmosphere mission patches

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From: Richmond, VA, U.S.A.
Registered: Aug 2005

posted 11-18-2013 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the opportunity to attend the launch of MAVEN today, and picked up two slightly different patches.

The larger one on the left was for sale at the souvenir stand. I wonder if it was designed to be a launch-specific variant. In addition to listing the collaborators responsible for designing, building, and operating the spacecraft, it includes partners that carried out processing and launch activities.

The smaller one on the right was given away to the members of our group (a University of Colorado alumni group), but was in a Mars Exploration Program folder from NASA, so I suspect it may be more widely available. It has a few obvious design differences, including a shorter list of collaborators.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 11-18-2013 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are a few more MAVEN mission patches and pins. The first was on sale at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, as produced by Winco:

This pin was produced by Lockheed Martin, MAVEN's prime contractor:

And here is the NASA Launch Services Program pin:

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