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lucspace
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From: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Registered: Oct 2003

posted 05-08-2019 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Few images evoke a feeling of awe like those of astronauts on the moon. Humans on an alien world: it still seems like science fiction but it became a reality already half a century ago.

This commemorative patch for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first human mission to the lunar surface uses "the image" as its theme.

The patch's 11 cm-wide shape is based on a that of a 1960s television screen: an estimated 600 million people witnessed the first lunar landing watching tv.

The central scene of the patch is an astronaut engaged in taking pictures of the lunar surface. To the left, the impressive spectacle of a Saturn V launch is depicted with the image of a proud American flag on the moon immediately next to it. To the right is a view of the Lunar Module underneath three stars representing the crew, and our blue home planet, Earth.

The ochre and blue border are taken from the official NASA Apollo 11 patch; the three stars are based on those in the Apollo Program patch. The Earth and the US flag are pictured after the Apollo 11 crew's lunar surface photography. 'APOLLO 11' is executed in the Eurostyle Extended font used throughout Apollo patch designs.

The Saturn V's tip and and the lunar lander's leg extend outside the border of the design, symbolising mankind's continued lunar exploration beyond Apollo's achievements - we are soon to return to our celestial neighbour.

The patch has been produced in a limited edition of only 200. An additional 11 unique Special Edition patches with individual embedded numbered tags, feature a border executed in gold thread. (See ordering instruction here.)

KSCartist
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From: Titusville, FL USA
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posted 05-08-2019 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful patch Luc!

Paul J. Brennan
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From: Linden, CA
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posted 05-08-2019 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful work Luc! I like the call backs to the design of years past. The TV screen design is a perfect way to capture that moment in time.

Gilbert
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From: Carrollton, GA USA
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posted 05-08-2019 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!

waa49
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From: Neu-Isenburg, Germany, Hessen
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posted 05-09-2019 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice patch; I immediately ordered a copy.

Russian
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posted 05-09-2019 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great design, Luc!

davidcwagner
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From: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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posted 05-09-2019 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for davidcwagner   Click Here to Email davidcwagner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love the design because it reminds me of watching the Apollo 11 landing as a kid.

streetsnake
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posted 05-09-2019 08:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful design.

Kevin T. Randall
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From: Chesham, Bucks UK
Registered: Dec 2008

posted 05-15-2019 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both my two Apollo 11 1969-2019 patches arrived safely this morning. One with an embedded label numbered 03/11.

Many thanks Luc.

robtheblue
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From: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, UK
Registered: Jun 2018

posted 05-16-2019 06:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robtheblue   Click Here to Email robtheblue     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today thanks Luc. It really is a beautiful patch

waa49
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posted 05-16-2019 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today thanks Luc. It really is a beautiful patch.

Paul J. Brennan
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From: Linden, CA
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posted 05-17-2019 10:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just received mine today as well! This is my default 50th anniversary Apollo landing patch! You did a phenomenal job on this one. Thank you!

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 05-18-2019 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my patch today, Luc. It's a beautiful tribute to what I consider the "golden age" of manned space flight! Well done!

Cascader
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From: London, England, UK
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posted 05-19-2019 05:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great patch Luc,like you reminds me of watching Neil Armstrong that morning on TV.

Mike Dixon
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posted 05-19-2019 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The entire school watched it on TV (just before midday Australia time thanks to the reschedule of the moonwalk) and that fired off the passion.

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