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Rick Mulheirn
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posted 04-26-2020 06:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen one or two grainy still images from in flight tv and 16mm movie that show Beep Beep patches with Apollo 14's Stu Roosa, and Al Shepard's EVA backpack respectively. But I've never seen any period quality stills of any of the crew with the infamous back up patch in flight or post.

Ed Mitchell and Gene Cernan in recent times posed for provenance pictures but I was wondering whether any members had contemporaneous stills?

My "Go To" still expert Ed Hengeveld has drawn a blank so I am under no illusions that this might be a tall order but here's hoping.

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-24-2021 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just watched an excellent video entitled Apollo 14 Remastered. For just a second or so, there is a bright clear still of an Apollo 14 crew patch stuck to the bulkhead adjacent to the navigational sextant. I'm guessing the image was captured by a 16 movie camera.

But good clear stills of the Beep Beep patch are few and far between. I’ve only seen images captured from onboard tv broadcasts or a pretty poor movie still on the lunar surface.

Has any member ever come across a good clear still of the Beep Beep patch inflight: a still good enough to support reproduction as a 10x8 print?

Ken Havekotte
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posted 01-24-2021 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While not in flight, Rick, I do have an official NASA red-serial no. Kodak photo in color of the official backup patch. Would that help or do you need a good image of it while inside Kitty Hawk?

Rick Mulheirn
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posted 01-24-2021 09:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ken, thank you for the offer but I am looking for an image of a Beep Beep onboard Kitty Hawk. In flight ideally but if there were images of the patches being stowed pre-flight, or recovered post flight, that would work.

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