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KSCartist
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From: Titusville, FL USA
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posted 10-12-2012 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sigma 7 50th Anniversary Authorized Patch

Celebrating the Fifth American to Orbit the Earth

Above the Earth is the symbol Schirra chose for his call sign and that was painted on the side of his spacecraft by artist Cece Bibby. Next to it the anniversary dates. On the left is the Mercury 7 Astronaut Symbol and on the right is the gold US Astronaut Symbol. The Mercury capsule and orbital trajectory are represented by a turtle orbiting the Earth. Schirra was well known for his sense of humor. The question "Are you a turtle?" and it's colorful reply was one of Schirra's famous "gotchas." The seven stars represent the Mercury 7 Astronauts. The name of the man we honor is at the bottom. The full Moon is included to pay homage to Schirra's contribution to accomplishing the goal set by President Kennedy. He was the only astronaut to fly Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft.

This commemorative is limited to 250 and has been authorized by the Schirra Family as a fundraiser for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. It will be presented in a folio along with the description and portrait of Schirra by Tim Gagnon.

Your price is $25.00 each plus $10.00 for domestic USPS Priority Mail or $20 for International. Please print and send in this form along with your payment to:

Tim Gagnon
PO Box 1283
Titusville, FL 32780
Or you can pay via PayPal and add 6% to your total to cover fees. If you choose this option please include your mailing address.

disglobes
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posted 10-13-2012 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome artwork Tim!!!! — Charles

Apollo 8
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posted 10-14-2012 03:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There can't be any better patch for Jolly Wally! The idea to have the turtle on the patch is GREAT. The astronaut would have liked the patch.

This one is another "must have" from Tim for me. It will look wonderful, framed together with my Wally Schirra autograph and my Sigma7 30th Anniversary Patch!

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