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Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-18-2019 12:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem will soon be issuing a special "First All Woman Space Walk 10-18-2019" tribute patch, designed by Lynn and Tim Gagnon. It will be 4 1/4" wide by 5" high. It will have the SKU patch design number 417080.

The patch shown below is an unfinished uncut sample or prototype version of the final patch.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 10-18-2019 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very good! Nice nod to Astronaut Group 21 - the Eight Balls!

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posted 10-18-2019 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The obvious question: what do the names Fletcher, Scheib and Wilson refer to?

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-18-2019 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the clue is in the description on the AB Emblem website:
Made by an all woman crew at AB Emblem during the Historic All Woman Space Walk on October 18th, 2019.

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posted 10-18-2019 01:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think a small "FSW" somewhere on the patch would have looked better.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-18-2019 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think the three names on the solar arrays will be removed from the final patch design?

AB Emblem has changed the description to "with silver metallic border."

These will be a numbered limited edition of 118 patches made by an all woman crew at AB Emblem during the Historic All Woman Space Walk on October 18th, 2019.
The 118 patches have the SKU patch design number of 417080 and will be $50 each. There will also be a non-limited edition version with a different SKU patch design number of 417248 at $10 each.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-18-2019 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A photo of the final limited edition version patch has now been posted on the AB Emblem website. It looks like the 118 limited edition patches do have the three names on the solar arrays and the silver metallic border. Currently showing "SOLD OUT".

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posted 10-18-2019 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the updates Kevin. I just noticed the sixth star, building on previous EVA patches. Beautiful work Tim and Lynn!

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posted 10-18-2019 03:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is now a photo of the non-limited edition version patch which is now available to buy. It has a white border and different coloured solar arrays. The left one is in gold and the right one is in old darker gold. The three names are also still there. Also the 8 ball cross has blue around it instead of black as on the limited edition version.

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posted 10-18-2019 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The color differences of the solar arrays look like lighting differences as opposed to thread color differences.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-18-2019 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is possible Liem, but we won't know for sure until we can put one of each side by side.

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posted 10-18-2019 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The limited edition patches will go on sale on Monday (Oct. 21). They will ship with a special, individually-numbered label on the reverse that lists all 15 women at AB Emblem who produced the patches. (Photo credit: WLOS)

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posted 10-19-2019 01:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Kevin T. Randall:
Also the 8 ball cross has blue around it instead of black as on the limited edition version.
Could this just be the way it has been trimmed? Can't really see any black thread, just shadow.

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Late last year when the news was announced that Anne McClain and Christina Koch would perform an EVA together (the first in history) my wife Lynn turned to me and said "this needs its own patch." I agreed.

The emblem is worn on the right shoulder of U.S. spacesuits used in Extravehicular Activity (EVA) or spacewalks. The original patch displayed three stars, one for each U.S. space program that included spacewalks (Gemini, Apollo, Skylab). Two more stars were added for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. Hamilton Sundstrand, a manufacturer of EVA suits, designed this patch because company logos are not allowed on NASA equipment. The design, by NASA engineer Fred Keune, is based on Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" depiction of the ideal proportions of the human body. The human form inside a circle and square.

I changed the square into a hexagon to pay tribute to the six person ISS crew. But the square is not entirely discarded because of the shape of the ISS solar arrays. Lynn suggested we turn the circle into the symbol of woman. The hexagon and circle also evoke the Cupola on the ISS.

We added a sixth star to illustrate the historic nature of this EVA. The "8-Ball" represents the nickname of the 2013 class of NASA Astronauts of which Christina Koch and Jessica Meir belong.

Finally supporting this spacewalk in Mission Control were three other women professionals:

  • Sandy Fletcher was the EVA officer in MCC.
  • Astronaut Stephanie Wilson was the Ground IV.
  • Bridget Scheib was the EVA Task MPSR.
As their contributions were not as well known to the public, their names are "ghost stitched" into the ISS solar arrays.

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posted 10-19-2019 06:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks to Tim for the history and information behind this First All Woman Space Walk 10-18-2019 tribute patch. Especially to the roles played by the three ladies named on the ISS solar arrays.

As to the coloured threads used on these patches I was going by the two photographs supplied by AB Emblem via their website. I would of assumed they would of used the same lighting conditions for both patch photographs? Thus why I thought there were different coloured threads used for the ISS solar arrays and other parts of these two version patches. Also as AB Emblem have used two different SKU patch design numbers, 417080 and 417248 would indicate that there were differences between the limited edition version patches and the non-limited edition version patches.

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posted 10-19-2019 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Lynn have done it again and the patch is excellent!

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posted 10-19-2019 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, thanks for the background on the patch.

Robert, thanks for the heads-up on the Monday sale. I just checked AB Emblem's website and it looks like the limited edition patch will sell for $50.

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posted 10-19-2019 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the artwork available?

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posted 10-20-2019 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for waa49   Click Here to Email waa49     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A note about the three names in the three ISS solar arrays: Other women certainly participated in the project. Why was not in the fourth ISS solar array e.g. with the word "team" this honored?

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Is the difference between the limited and the unlimited edition of the patch the colour of the right solar panels (orange vs. yellow) or the lower precision of the unlimited edition?

If you compare in the two photos posted the writing of "FIRST ALL WOMEN" and the "8" in the eight-ball, then you may see a lower stitching precision in the unlimited edition. How does AB do that? Other machine for the unlimited edition? Higher stitching speed? Whatever makes the unlimited edition cheaper.

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posted 10-21-2019 09:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to AB Emblem, the only differences between the limited and open edition patches are the latter is not numbered and uses non-metallic thread for its border.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-22-2019 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dose anyone know if AB Emblem released any of the First All Woman Space Walk limited edition patches for sale on their website at any time during yesterday, Monday 21st October? If they did I missed them.

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posted 10-22-2019 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul   Click Here to Email Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My understanding is that the limited edition patch will become available after all those individuals involved with the mission have a chance to obtain a patch. I believe this means that the chances for a member of the general public to obtain one are slim to none. If there are any left they will be posted to AB Emblem's website without an announcement.

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posted 10-22-2019 06:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem have just announced on their website the following;
We expect these to go on sale Monday, October 28th. We will be limiting the quantity a customer can buy.

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posted 10-22-2019 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul   Click Here to Email Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kevin, thank you for the update.

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posted 10-22-2019 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the update Kevin.

Robert, one more thing that makes the limited edition patch unique was the planned production of the patch by an all-female crew at AB Emblem. If I remember correctly, that was the whole idea behind the stickers they were going to place on the back of the 118 limited edition patches.

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posted 10-23-2019 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AB Emblem has revised their website yet again regarding the limited edition First All Woman Space Walk patches. It now says;
These will go on sale at 11:00 am EST on Monday, October 28th. We are limiting these to 2 per customer. These will be $50 USD per patch.
Further added in red ink:
Unfortunately our store software will not allow us to limit what you buy, if you buy more than 2 we will cancel your order, refund your money and you will not receive any of these patches.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 10-27-2019 03:07 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 can now confirm the date code used on the non limited edition version of this 417248 patch is 10/19 20 (USA) so far.

It is looking like there will be no embedded labels on the 118 limited edition patches, as seen on the WLOS video clip. Where sticker #15 was attached onto one of the uncut unfinished patches up side down. (It had no label underneath or on the next patch in the line).

Looking at the photograph above of the 41 labels/stickers to be attached to the 118 limited edition patches. I can see the numbers 1 through to 30 all written on the labels/stickers, 31 is being written on, and 32 to 41 are still unwritten. The rest of the labels/stickers reads as follows:

Manufactured by
A-B EMBLEM
in Weaverville NC by an all female crew
during the first all female space walk on the ISS.
Ashley Bing Christy Griselda
Joann Molly Pam Peggy
Nuve Rosa Sandy
Sharon & Veronica
-- of 118

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posted 10-28-2019 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now for sale on the AB Emblem website. Bought the first two at 15:02 GMT. It will be interesting to see how lower number(s) I will receive?

About 40 were sold in the first quarter of an hour, only 78 were made available to us collectors to buy. The remaining 40 patches look to have been held back for use as presentation pieces.

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posted 10-28-2019 10:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tallpaul   Click Here to Email Tallpaul     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was right there with you. My receipt is timestamped 11:03.

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posted 10-28-2019 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ejectr   Click Here to Email ejectr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gee, I don't remember seeing a patch for the first all male space walk?

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posted 10-28-2019 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are a few, off the top of my head:

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It took over fifty years after Alexei Leonov first walked in space in 1965, before an all-female team performed an EVA. I think the event is worthy of a patch being issued in its commemoration.

It certainly sends a positive message to women in STEM who still face significant challenges and are not treated as equals in many STEM arenas. I work in STEM undergraduate education at a major Research I University and while I have seen much positive progress in addressing gender equity in STEM I still witness many challenges for young women.

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Nice to see the patches for the men. I had never seen them. Didn't even know one existed.

Glad they made one for the women as well. They deserve it.

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posted 10-28-2019 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great looking patches, thanks Liem. Do you know who produced the 50th anniversary one for the Leonov and White walks?

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Originally posted by Paul J. Brennan:
Do you know who produced the 50th anniversary one for the Leonov and White walks?
Tim Gagnon.

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posted 10-28-2019 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Liem... great work Tim! First time I've seen it.

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posted 10-28-2019 03:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Please Do Not Request a Specific Number" has been added to the description on the sales page.

At this time there are now just 32 of these limited edition patches left to buy.

Update 31-10-19; Now just 19 left to buy.

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posted 10-30-2019 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Paul J. Brennan:
...great work Tim! First time I've seen it.
Thanks for the compliment Paul. I also created this design celebrating 50 years of EVAs in 2015.

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posted 10-31-2019 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Both are fantastic designs Tim! I missed both due to my late arrival to the party, having only started patch collecting earlier this year.


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