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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-16-2021 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission is NASA's demonstration of kinetic impactor technology, impacting an asteroid to adjust its speed and path. DART will be the first-ever space mission to demonstrate asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor.

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 11-17-2021 12:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks boring to me. Seems like there could have been several better options for the test/program.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-23-2021 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX patch for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART):

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 11-24-2021 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks good.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-24-2021 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's DART patch in embroidered form (via Michael Baylor on Twitter):

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-24-2021 11:59 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 DART patch (via SpaceX Patch List):

p51
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posted 11-24-2021 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an excellent example of good logo design, turned into the 'bag of elements' patch designs that sadly are oh so very common these days.

Design by committee, I've always called it. I promise you, both the second and third patches are like that because several people (who probably couldn't be ignored) all said, "Hey, how about adding _____" with no regard for overall design. People just have to say they added a tiny little element for either simple ego or a bullet point on their annual evaluation.

Such things are inevitable, and anyone who does design will tell you it's the most annoying thing about designing anything.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-24-2021 08:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Redwire Space, which provided the Roll-Out Solar Arrays (ROSA) for the DART spacecraft designed its own patch for the mission:
Say hello to our DART mission patch!

Planetary defense against asteroids has inspired video games for generations. We brought in nostalgia with this mission patch, inspired by retro asteroid games while highlighting our tech that supports this historic mission.

Graphic designer Hannah Cowan describes her inspiration and excitement in developing the Redwire Space DART mission patch, from childhood memories to retro video games, in this video (via Twitter).

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