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ljaeren
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From: Port Orchard, WA USA
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posted 07-22-2020 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ljaeren   Click Here to Email ljaeren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for addition historical information about the Apollo Moonscape patch. I have the information from the A-B Emblem site, but online research has not revealed any more details.

usafspace
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posted 07-22-2020 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for usafspace   Click Here to Email usafspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Info at crewpatches.com.

ljaeren
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posted 07-22-2020 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ljaeren   Click Here to Email ljaeren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I checked CrewPatches, but did not discover any historical information.

dtemple
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posted 08-04-2020 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtemple   Click Here to Email dtemple     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have what I presume to be an original version of that patch. It has a bare thread back. So far, I have not found any documentation regarding this patch either.

Crewpatches.com shows a type with a heavy black border resulting in a four-inch diameter as well as the more common three-inch version. Mine is the latter.

Go4Launch
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posted 08-04-2020 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the Apollo Moonscape design as a vintage sticker (top) and decal.

ljaeren
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posted 08-04-2020 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ljaeren   Click Here to Email ljaeren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the replies. This patch is a teaser.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-04-2020 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is possible that the embroidered patches are not original to the program.

There are numerous examples of souvenir patches having been produced from artwork that was only used by NASA (or its contractors) in decal or printed form.

ljaeren
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posted 08-04-2020 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ljaeren   Click Here to Email ljaeren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very true Robert. The sticker and decal shared by Go4Launch certainly suggests that it was the inspiration for the motif used in the Saturn S-II Test patch. I had wondered if the color scheme of the moonscape in the Saturn S-II Test patch was unique or inspired from a decal or print design. Mystery solved.

Kevmac
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posted 08-04-2020 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seeing these pictures of the moon patch remind me of the picture I just saw on page 344 of "How Apollo Flew to the Moon." The artwork in the book is from two Galileo drawings of the Moon from 1610. Not real close but similar in nature. (By the way the book is great!)

ljaeren
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posted 08-04-2020 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ljaeren   Click Here to Email ljaeren     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What an awesome referral! I did not know about this book, and I just bought it. I look forward to flipping to page 344. Thank you.

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