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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-14-2022 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Polaris Dawn mission with crew members Jared Isaacman, Scott "Kidd" Poteet, Sarah Gillis and Anna Menon.

The four will spend up to five days in orbit on a SpaceX Dragon, during which they will endeavour to reach the highest Earth orbit ever flown, conduct scientific research, attempt the first-ever commercial spacewalk and test Starlink laser-based communications in space.

Apparel with the Polaris Dawn mission patch design is now available from the Polaris Program shop, but the patch itself is not yet for sale.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-16-2022 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the Polaris Program (via Twitter):
Take a look at our first mission patch, summing up the key elements of the first mission of the Polaris Program — Polaris Dawn.

exploratio simul — "exploration together"

Thank you to Morgan Denman for your beautiful design work!

From Polaris Dawn pilot Scott "Kidd" Poteet (via Twitter):
Nothing more symbolic in the USAF than a squadron patch. Morgan delivered on this one for sure. So many people working behind the scenes deserve to have their name on it. Names on a patch will soon be replaced by 100+ names on a pax manifest.
From Denman's website:
I have a BFA from The College of Saint Rose where I majored in Graphic Design. After freelancing for a year post-graduation, I was lucky enough to join the team at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex as a Graphic Designer. I worked at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for 3 years, learning more about space and design every day.

Working at Kennedy Space Center allowed me to develop in many ways. During my time there, I developed many new skills as well as enhanced old ones. I also developed a passion for space and using my designs and illustrations to communicate, educate and inspire others. I recently began working with a contractor as a graphic designer for NASA Headquarters and I am very excited to see what projects and challenges this new opportunity might bring!

Liembo
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posted 07-11-2022 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can now receive a Polaris Dawn patch by making a minimum donation of $25 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by using this donation form.

vanerie
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posted 07-12-2022 07:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vanerie   Click Here to Email vanerie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone confirmed that this will be an embroidered patch or will they slip in a PVC emblem instead like last time?

Liembo
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posted 07-12-2022 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo   Click Here to Email Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The donation page has only been there since around July 7, and claims shipping is 4-6 weeks, so it could be a couple weeks before we know unless someone reaches out to St. Judes directly to find out.

lucspace
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posted 07-13-2022 11:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The pvc version does exist...
Here is the patch for the first mission Polaris (Polaris Dawn), the private space program partnership between billionaire J. Isaacman and SpaceX.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-13-2022 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't speak to what type of patch comes with the St. Jude's donation, but back when I spoke with Jared Isaacman and Kidd Poteet in March, I asked them about PVC versus embroidered patches. Here's what Isaacman said about the patches the Polaris crew will wear into space:
At Draken and a lot of fighter squadrons, everybody is transitioning to PVC patches. They look cooler and they're more durable. That's the new norm now.

We went PVC again. I hate to disappoint [collectors], right? But we think they're better.

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