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Robert Pearlman
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Blue Origin release (via Twitter)
Blue Origin New Shepard-23 (NS-23) patch

NS-23 has 36 payloads on board, many of which are testing important science that will benefit our future life in space for the benefit of Earth. A thread about some of the symbolism embedded in the mission patch:

  • The colors signify the University of Florida's BISS payload that explores space travel's effect on plants.

  • The plant roots represent Space Lab Tech's LilyPond hydroponics system that tests watering crops in space.

  • The lightning bolts exemplify the University of Central Florida's ERIE experiment which evaluates the behavior of particles that obtain charge in space.

  • The yellow hexagon symbolizes Honeybee Robotics' ASSET-1 payload that studies planetary soil strength.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-12-2022 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Given NS-23 ended in an in-flight abort, unless Blue Origin decides to fly the mission again using the same patch, it is probably safe to say that this is an insignia that will not be available as an embroidered patch.

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