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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-25-2014 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has introduced a new patch celebrating space shuttle Discovery's display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

The patch complements the Enterprise-Discovery 2012 patch, which remains for sale at the museum's gift shops.

The space shuttle was the icon for U.S. human spaceflight for thirty years. First launched in 1981, space shuttles flew missions in Earth orbit through 2011.

NASA transferred Enterprise to the Smithsonian, and it was displayed at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center until the museum received Discovery.

As the oldest orbiter with the longest record of distinction in spaceflight, Discovery now holds a place of honor among the many treasures in the Smithsonian.

The 3-inch patch, which retails for $6, comes attached to a backing card with the above text on its reverse. It is available through the museum store at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (item no. 400049295199 Patch SPC).

p51
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posted 06-25-2014 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know how to order one over the net or phone?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-25-2014 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can find the phone number for the museum shop here. The product number is listed above.

astrorero
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posted 06-03-2015 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch is now available at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. None at the Air and Space Museum.

astrorero
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posted 06-08-2015 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received this patch from my son who lives in Washington D.C. It is very, very, thin. So much so that it curls up a bit. It isn't of the same material that most patches are made of.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-08-2015 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which is one of the reasons I was disappointed and didn't pick it up. Just wasn't worth the money.

SpaceFerris
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posted 06-12-2015 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceFerris   Click Here to Email SpaceFerris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same experience. A poor quality patch for the price, so I opted not to buy it as well. Truly breathtaking to walk around Discovery. What an amazing machine.

Skyforce1
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posted 06-30-2015 11:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Skyforce1   Click Here to Email Skyforce1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm heading down on Thursday to Udvar-Hazy to pick up Discovery patches and of course, spend another couple of hours walking around Discovery! Contact me here and let me know if you would like one or more.

As for pricing, I'll find out what they are selling for when I get there on Thursday.

Liembo
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posted 06-30-2015 01:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen a few other patches of this type of manufacture. The embroidery technique reminds me of how tags on clothing and bedding are done, using a weave style rather than actual embroidery. It's more of a gridded, pixellated style and allows for far less detail.

astrorero
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posted 07-02-2015 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Skyforce1:
As for pricing, I'll find out what they are selling for when I get there on Thursday.
The patch was still $6 (as stated in the original posting above) plus tax when my son bought it.

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