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mikej
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posted 01-29-2013 07:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any ideas regarding this Apollo 5 patch? Although I'm not really a patch person, I am interested in LM-1 but have never seen this patch before, and couldn't find another like it on the Internet.

schnappsicle
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posted 01-29-2013 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't see anything on it either. It wasn't even on the list of Grumman LM patches that I found. The patch seems to be someone's immaginary idea of an Apollo 5 patch, and not a genuine NASA issue.

spaced out
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posted 01-29-2013 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never seen one before but it's clearly modern (1990s or 2000s) and quite possibly a Randy Hunt fantasy patch (not a replica of a patch that actually existed).

Dave Clow
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posted 01-30-2013 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Weird. Apollo 5 was a FITH test--Fire In The Hole--for LM-1. The patch depicts the LM with no legs, which is accurate since the objectives were to fire both engines and test the guillotine that severed the umbilical between the stages; however, it also says the mission was the "First Lunar Mission," and it was nothing like a lunar mission. Why send a LM to the moon without legs?

Gonzo
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posted 01-30-2013 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. It's clearly modern. I would also agree that it's POSSIBLY a Randy Hunt. But I would suspect no earlier than early 2000's.

And yes, it is someone's imagination. Someone who knows little about the Apollo program. The reason I say that is that it can not in any way be considered the "first lunar mission".

First off, Apollo 5 didn't go to the moon.

One possibility in their logic may be that they may be thinking that it was the first "lunar program" launch. That is, the first launch supporting the lunar program. But even that isn't true as Apollo 5 was preceded by Apollo 4. Plus, Apollo 5 wasn't even on a Saturn V. It was a Saturn-IVB (AS-204). Apollo 4 was on a Saturn V (AS-501).

The only logic I can see in calling Apollo 5 the "First Lunar Mission" is that it was the first to carry a Lunar Module (LM-1). So in that respect, I suppose you could say, if you stretch the logic far enough, it was the first "lunar" mission. But really? It carried a non-lunar flight ready LEM. It didn't even make orbit IIRC.

So it's a real stretch to say it was the first "lunar" mission. Clearly someone's imagination. (And in my opinion, not worth much beyond poorly executed curiosity.)

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