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Shuttle Endeavour
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posted 01-22-2014 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering if there is anywhere I could buy a TDRS-L patch or an NRO-67 patch?

Jim Behling
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posted 01-22-2014 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The TDRS-L patch is an official NASA and is not sold by any direct vendors. It is handed out to employees who work on the mission. It is available on secondary markets such as eBay. As for the NROL patch, the sellers are on eBay, like Titanlaunch123 or Mealticket3.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-22-2014 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The gift shop at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center generally has for sale patches for the latest launch from Cape Canaveral. Sometimes they are of the type given out to workers, other times they are souvenir (even for NASA flights, so if that sort of thing matters to you, be aware).

They have an online gift shop but generally don't list the latest launches. You could try e-mailing them.

With regards to eBay, buyer beware. Even sellers who profess to have official patches are known to sell knockoffs, so again, if that is of a concern, be careful buying.

JBoe
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posted 01-22-2014 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the thread Visiting NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center I found the decal at the gift shop. The decal can be purchased at the visitor center's website for $0.95.

For those in the Greenbelt area/Maryland, GSFC will be hosting a TDRS-L Viewing "Party" from 8:00-10:00 p.m. tomorrow (23 January).

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posted 02-05-2014 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are these patches given out to members of the media?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 02-06-2014 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, usually not here at the Cape/KSC, but sometimes there may be a patch given out during a particular launch coverage to various media reps. More likely — and not always — it would be a decal, and sometimes, perhaps a pin of the mission being represented.

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posted 02-06-2014 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, do you get your mission patches from employees then?

Jim Behling
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posted 02-06-2014 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know the two producers of USAF east coast launch patches. When there is a NASA mission, I distribute/sell them to the visiting NASA spacecraft project/contractor team.

Jim Behling
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posted 02-06-2014 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
With regards to eBay, buyer beware. Even sellers who profess to have official patches are known to sell knockoffs...
For Delta IV and Atlas V mission, they come from the same source.

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posted 02-06-2014 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for all the responses! Does anyone know when or if a patch will be designed for the NROL-67 launch in March?

Jim Behling
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posted 02-06-2014 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will be soon.

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