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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-09-2019 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Geekwire's Alan Boyle on Twitter, reporting from Blue Origin's Blue Moon event in Washington, DC on Thursday (May 9, 2019):
Still waiting for a press kit, but we did get a patch...

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 05-10-2019 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice. Does anyone know of Blue Origin patches for sale, or planned for sale to the public?

Liembo
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posted 05-10-2019 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given their attitude in general around the presser, it does not seem like the public is of much concern to them.

mode1charlie
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posted 08-27-2020 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine, who has a family member who works for Blue Origin but who's not into space stuff himself, got a tour of their facility and they gave him this patch which he then gave to me.

They told him that it had been flown on one of the New Shepard launches, but there is nothing to document or prove that one way or another.

It's 3 3/8 inch (87mm) and I have no further information on it.

Since there is no accompanying documentation whatsoever about its possible flown status, I understand that it will have to be considered "possibly flown."

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-27-2020 04:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe stating the obvious (or already known), but this is the patch for New Shepard Mission 9 (NS-9), which launched on July 18, 2018. Here is the art for the same emblem that Blue Origin released that day:

sfphere
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posted 08-27-2020 11:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sfphere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I notice Blue Origin patches are very hard to track down, simply to even document, and roughly a year ago I purchased some of these on eBay.

Those shown are for NS flights 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 10. I will probably contact Blue Origin at some point to see if they are actually authentic and if so also flown perhaps.

There are also a number of what appear to be customer patches, such as pictured below.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-25-2020 11:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Blue Origin has released the NS-13 mission for sale on its website.
3.5" woven mission patch for New Shepard Mission NS-13. Features glow-in-the-dark yellow thread, representing the lunar landing Lidar experiment on board the mission. Merrowed edge and heat press backing.

usafspace
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posted 09-30-2020 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for usafspace   Click Here to Email usafspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We just received our patch order from Blue Origin and we are returning them. These are the cheapest quality and smallest patches that we have ever received!

SXPatches
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posted 10-01-2020 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The single thread color did not inspire. I didn't buy one.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-14-2020 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The NS-13 patch is now sold out from the Blue Origin store.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-13-2021 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The NS-14 mission patch (via Twitter).

328KF
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posted 01-13-2021 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This outfit needs to hire a graphic artist. These are pretty dull patches.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-14-2021 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The NS-14 patch is now available from the Blue Origin shop.

SXPatches
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posted 01-24-2021 08:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed that the designs are underwhelming. I bought one to add to my collection to represent their effort, but will not likely buy another unless they improve the artistry.

SXPatches
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posted 02-24-2021 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did communicate my disappointment to the Blue Shop representative that the quality and artistry of the Blue Origin emblems are underwhelming, and the $12 charge for shipping one $8 patch is prohibitive and discourages future purchases.

I received a reply that reads, "We greatly appreciate your suggestion. As we continue to develop our product offerings, we will be sure to take your recommendation in to consideration."

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