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jrand
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posted 10-15-2017 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jrand   Click Here to Email jrand     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if the patch that is on the NASA Space Shuttle employee merit pics, which are signed by all crew members, is an embroidered type patch? Or is it a special patch that NASA uses for space flight only?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-15-2017 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the mounted mission patches are embroidered, identical to those sold as souvenirs (and made by the same company, A-B Emblem).

There were silkscreened patches and special embroidered patches created for EVA use, but those were not produced in bulk.

jrand
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posted 10-16-2017 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jrand   Click Here to Email jrand     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you Robert, I sold an STS crew montage picture and the glass broke in shipping. It was returned and the patch looked to be thinner than a normal patch. Could it have been one of the silkscreen patches?

Robert Pearlman
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Silkscreened patches were on Beta cloth squares. They are paper thin and hard to mistake with embroidered patches.

Early space shuttle program embroidered patches were thinner than they are today. What mission was it?

jrand
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posted 10-16-2017 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jrand   Click Here to Email jrand     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Robert, it was STS-99, the digital camera pictures of earth mission.

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