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butch wilks
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posted 07-03-2014 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm making up a display to hang on a prominent wall at home.

I have in the center a fantastic 12" "Space Shuttle: A Generation of Exploration" patch made by Tim Gagnon, but this where you can help me out.

I have room for six 4" patches to go around the outside of it. I'd like one mission patch from each shuttle, i.e. one from Enterprise. (that one maybe easy, the ALT patch, but you may have seen a different patch for the Enterprise I can put in there instead), one from Columbia, one from Challenger, and so on.

I'd like the patches to have a number of elements to the patch as the more striking the patch looks the better for the display. They do not have to be from one of the highlight missions too. They can be from one of the more obscure missions, as the main patch has the highlight missions on it, i.e. ISS, HST, MIR and the MMU missions.

I was think of using a set of the shuttle flags to go around the outside but that makes it look a bit plain.

I hope you can come up with a few suggestions to make this into a great looking display for me. Thanks.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-03-2014 05:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thematically, one suggestion might be to use the maiden mission patches for each orbiter:
  • ALT - Enterprise
  • STS-1 - Columbia
  • STS-6 - Challenger
  • STS-41D - Discovery
  • STS-51J - Atlantis
  • STS-49 - Endeavour
Similarly, you could do the same with the final flight of each orbiter (though still use ALT for Enterprise).

KSCartist
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posted 07-03-2014 06:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for making my commemorative the center piece of your display. Means a lot.

butch wilks
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posted 07-03-2014 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your input Robert, but the first and last patches is the easy way out and I think a number of people will be doing sets that way.

Thanks for the input Tim, but I have to say if you had not made so good a looking patch with so much in it, I would not be having this problem. So thanks Tim for the patch you came up with, it going to look great as the centrepiece of this display.

I've picked the patch for the shuttle Atlantis mission, STS-129. It's just such a striking looking patch.

One of my friends likes the MAX-Q Shuttle Enterprise retirement patch, but I have not made up my mind at this time. I'll see what the collectSPACE members come up with. One down, five to go.

astrorero
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posted 07-03-2014 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did something similar using the shuttle maiden flights. For Enterprise I used Tim's 30th Anniversary patch since it has the different phases of its fights.

GoesTo11
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posted 07-04-2014 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Butch, I also have Tim's magnificent 12" Shuttle patch, and I'm considering a similar project. For what it's worth, if you're determined not to go the first- or last- flight route for each orbiter, here are my purely aesthetic favorites for each:
  • Columbia: STS-1 (the four-color flame version.) Also love STS-2 and -107.

  • Challenger: STS-41C. STS-6 is a strong second.

  • Discovery: STS-133. No second place.

  • Atlantis: STS-27. (Also consider -125, -132, and -135.) Don't care for -129; to me it looks like two patches mashed together.

  • Endeavour: STS-61. Backup maybe -89 or -126.

butch wilks
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posted 07-06-2014 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the input.

I came across one more of Tim's space shuttle program commemorative patches in with my patches when I was looking to see if I had the patches you all suggested.

On putting it with the 12" patch I had, I'm now think of doing an display of space shuttle program commemorative patches. So thanks so much for all your suggestions.

butch wilks
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posted 07-22-2014 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The display is now complete.

I hope you approve of how I have used the patches in the display. It has a title:

The Space Shuttle Program Not Only Inspired A Nation, But The World. To Space Boldly Acquiring Knowledge For All Mankind. 1981-2011
Why that? Well "boldly" goes back to the Star Trek campaign to get the first shuttle named Enterprise, and "for all mankind" is a homage to crew of Apollo 11 (from the plaque left on the ladder of the LM Eagle).

I'd like to thank Tim Gagnon and Bob Rasorenson for all there help putting this display together.

Cozmosis22
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posted 07-22-2014 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful display there, well done!

fredtrav
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posted 07-22-2014 10:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice display, well done. Looks great.

butch wilks
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posted 07-22-2014 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for that.

I usually overload my display with photos and the write-up, but this time I kept it simple. I think it looks good this way.

The guy who said keep it simple stupid had it spot on, with this display.

embangloy
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posted 07-22-2014 01:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for embangloy   Click Here to Email embangloy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am doing something a bit different.

My six year old daughter has an interest in science and in space. I am currently arranging a display of patches of the missions from the time she was born until the end of the space shuttle program. In addition, I am making the display so that if she wants to take it for show and tell, she can easily and safely do so. The display will start with STS-124, and because of the "involvement" I've received, the display will include my STS-62A Revisited patch.

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