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mode1charlie
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posted 06-01-2020 01:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by justin13:
...the meatball stitched on the shoulder looks a bit different, like it's printed (or a molded synthetic material?) rather than embroidered.
Yes, as does the crew patch worn on the suits. Does anyone know what this material is? It's clearly not embroidered material, but what looks to be some sort of synthetic. (And for the record, I like it.)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-01-2020 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please see the discussion here: Emblems on SpaceX's Dragon spacesuits.

lucspace
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posted 06-02-2020 02:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Demo-2 crew has been aboard ISS a couple of days, without any evidence of the SpaceX patch being worn. Should we conclude the SpaceX Demo-2 patch is be considered as a commemorative only, with the NASA version the "official" one for this mission?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-02-2020 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if it should count, but on the morning of their first launch attempt, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley added both insignia to their Tesla Model X transport (photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls).

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 06-05-2020 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I placed an order with AB Emblem for this DM-2 patch on Monday 1st June at 12:11pm EST, and received today Friday 5th June patches with the correct date code of 06/2020 (June 2020).

These patches must of been manufactured during the morning of Monday 1st June?

KAPTEC
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posted 06-10-2020 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why the "SpaceX crew patch" has black oceans while they are blue in the stickers?

And do you know where can be purchased all the items, patch, lapel pin and sticker of both emblems? Thank you for any information.

Liembo
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posted 06-10-2020 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't seen the SpaceX patch available anywhere and based on their lack of recent patch releases to the public/vendors, I would not hold your breath for it.

A lot of replicas are popping up (for both patches). I would think that LaunchPins on eBay would be putting out the pins, they seem to be doing a lot of the poignant SpaceX missions but I am not sure how official they are.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-10-2020 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LaunchPins produced both the NASA and SpaceX designs as lapel pins, but as Liem says, they are not official (or authorized).

It appears that Winco may have produced the NASA design as a lapel pin (based on photos like this one), but they have yet to reach the retailers.

Likewise, there are official decals of the NASA design produced (presumably) for Spaceflight Awareness, but if they are for sale in the NASA exchange shops, they have yet to reach online.

The SpaceX decal may have been a special for the crew and company.

Some of the journalists who attended the launch received a SpaceX patch from the company. The hope now is that SpaceX is just waiting for Endeavour to return to Earth before releasing it for sale, as they have done in the past (barring CRS-20).

KAPTEC
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posted 06-10-2020 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you very much.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-31-2020 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy Scouts of America has a patch commemorating the Demo-2 mission.

(The artist appears to have confused the in-flight abort renderings with a nominal launch.)

MajTom7
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posted 08-02-2020 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX is now selling their patch and a T-shirt with their patch on the back. They also have a NASA worm labelled drink bottle and journal.

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-03-2020 04:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought one, but not two, only because the site limits you to one per order.

belly
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posted 08-03-2020 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for belly   Click Here to Email belly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know the maker of SpaceX's DM-2 patch?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 08-03-2020 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As far as I know SpaceX design and produce their own patches in house and manufacture them in China.

David C
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posted 08-03-2020 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wish they made them in the USA, especially in this economy.

MSS
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posted 08-05-2020 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A different/simplified version of DM-2 patch.

dogcrew5369
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posted 08-05-2020 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by David C:
Wish they made them in the USA, especially in this economy.
Considering the price it would be nice if they were at least made in the US. $15 for a mission patch made in China. But I guess that’s capitalism.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 08-06-2020 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today, I received the SpaceX produced patch and conducted a side-by-side-by-side comparison with the recently purchased AB Emblem patch sold by USAF, and a reproduction patch purchased from an eBay seller. Below are some observations:
  • It appears that all three are sized differently, with the SpaceX version being the largest (right side in the photo), followed by the AB Emblem version (middle in the photo), and then the third party repro (left side in the photo) being the smallest of the three.
  • The third party repro appears to match the SpaceX version more closely, yet misses some of the details of their version.
  • The AB Emblem version has blue land and ocean features, while the SpaceX version has blue land and black ocean features.
  • The AB Emblem version uses silver metallic thread on the ISS while the SpaceX version uses silver metallic thread for the astronauts' names and the launch site (Cape Canaveral).
  • The 4-leaf clover is different on each one.
  • There are other minor details between each version.
This is not meant as a critique, but rather an examination of the three patches in my possession.

MajTom7
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posted 08-06-2020 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Paul! The AB Emblem patch looks like it's based on this artwork.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 08-06-2020 09:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No problem. Yes, that looks to be the case. It looks like somewhere along the way there was a change order?

David C
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posted 08-07-2020 02:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Paul. I think the AB patch looks the best, but I take the view that the SpaceX version is more collectable and that's the one I have.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 09-01-2020 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The AB Emblem version of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 patch has finally been listed on the AB Emblem website. The SKU patch design number is still 424891.

The embedded labels and date code(s) are not yet confirmed at this time, but should be the new style "crown emblem" labels with "Made In USA" on them under their trade name "A-B Emblem".

The previous embedded labels first seen on this patch in mid July this year, were the old style labels without the "crown emblem" or their trade name "A-B Emblem" on (pre December 2017 style labels).

  • 424891 MADE IN USA 0720 20


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