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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-01-2021 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jared Isaacman, the billionaire founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments, has partnered with SpaceX to launch the Inspiration4 mission, the first orbital mission with no professional astronauts on board. Isaacman is donating the three seats alongside him aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft to members of the general public.

One of the ways to win is to donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the mission's website. Donations are awarded with entries into a raffle for the seat, as well as includes perks such as a patch, a challenge coin and other mission-branded memorabilia.

SXPatches
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posted 02-01-2021 11:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
St. Jude is an awesome organization! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have 100% of your donation go to St. Jude, receive a space patch and multiple chances to win a seat on a SpaceX Dragon crew spacecraft launched by a Falcon 9 rocket. Just knowing I have a real chance to fly in space and orbit the Earth is thrilling. This is money well spent!!!

justin13
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posted 05-08-2021 07:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received the patch I contributed for during the campaign — surprised that it was a PVC version rather than an embroidered patch. I suppose it's appropriate for the SpaceX suits they'll wear for launch and splashdown, but not what I planned to see when I opened the envelope.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-08-2021 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Inspiration4 crew is wearing the PVC patches on their flight suits, too.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 05-12-2021 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my patch today. Yes, it is a PVC patch. Makes sense because they'll be utilizing a SpaceX rocket, but I like others thought it would be embroidered like the one pictured in the contest announcement. It appears that we'll all need to adjust our expectations moving forward, since there will be many more private launches in the ahead.

mode1charlie
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posted 05-12-2021 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received mine, and I like it. (My first PVC patch.)

MajTom7
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posted 05-15-2021 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MajTom7   Click Here to Email MajTom7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My patch and challenge coin came today. Disappointing despite knowing in advance that the patch was PVC. I expected a higher quality for both given that it's the first private mission.

I understand wanting to maximize the donations yet they are the ones who set the bar on expectations by showing an embroidered patch.

SXPatches
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posted 05-15-2021 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I echo the disappointment in receiving a PVC collectable. I ended up buying a Malaysian knock-off just to have an embroidered version.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-17-2021 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those wanting an authentic (licensed) Inspiration4 embroidered patch...

I confirmed with Kotis Design, which is running the official Inspiration4 online shop, that the patch on their Richardson Classic Trucker Hat is indeed embroidered. It is not clear, though, if the embroidery is directly applied to the fabric of the cap or if it is an embroidered patch sewn to the hat.

Either way, there might be a way to cut it free from the cap, if you were so inclined.

SXPatches
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posted 05-17-2021 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SXPatches   Click Here to Email SXPatches     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very kind of you to explore this option. I have purchased vintage (often used) caps in order to cut off the patch, but it seems that emblems are embroidered directly on the cap these days.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-08-2021 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It appears the Inspiration4 crew will wear an embroidered mission patch on the right shoulder of their SpaceX pressure suits:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-12-2021 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
U.S. Space Force (USSF) Space Launch Delta-45 (SLD-45) 1st Range Operations Squad (1ROPS) Inspiration4 PVC patch (via the SpaceX Patch List):

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-14-2021 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Inspiration4 pilot Sian Proctor (via Twitter):
Patches are a great way to commemorate important moments in human space exploration. So I collaborated with well known patch creator Tim Gagnon and graphic designer Erin Bonilla to create two limited edition patches available on my Space2Inspire Shift4Shop.

KSCartist
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posted 08-15-2021 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Honored to assist Sian with this project. Remember proceeds benefit St. Jude.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-10-2021 11:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX has replaced the NASA insignia on its Crew Dragon Resilience with a simplified Inspiration4 logo for the mission:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-11-2021 11:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission patch:

Liembo
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posted 09-14-2021 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know who retains the copyright to the Inspiration 4 crew patch logo? SpaceX? St. Jude's?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-14-2021 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the mission's website, the emblem and all of the content produced by the mission is the property of Inspiration4, LLC.

They direct questions to:

2202 North Irving Street, Allentown, PA 18109
Attn: Legal Department

TranquilityBase
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posted 09-18-2021 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TranquilityBase     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's mission patch is now available from the company's online shop.

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