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cspg
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posted 01-07-2013 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Human Space Flight: Mission Patch Handbook
A comprehensive guide to NASA's human space flight mission patches for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and the Space Shuttle programs. The book features a collection of 168 mission patches printed in full-color. Details are included about each mission patch design, as well as about the mission itself - including launch and landing dates and times, crew members, and payload. This handbook provides a complete reference for the colorful emblems of NASA's manned missions.
  • Paperback: 173 pages
  • Publisher: AeroGraphics, Inc. (2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0981783856
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981783857
Available from The Space Store.

p51
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posted 01-07-2013 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently got a copy of this. It's a very good book for the overall patch designs, but I'd think that for an advanced collector, you probably wouldn't get too much out of it.

GoesTo11
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posted 01-07-2013 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree...it's a handy, attractive guide to the designs themselves (US human spaceflight only), but doesn't go into detail about collector-friendly stuff like design and production variations, manufacturers, etc. The usual suspects online are still the go-to sources for that level of info.

SleeBaudrons
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posted 08-27-2013 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SleeBaudrons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking of getting a copy of this book myself. Do the illustrations consist of the original artwork, or are they photos of current AB Emblems patches?

GoesTo11
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posted 08-27-2013 04:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SleeBaudrons:
Do the illustrations consist of the original artwork, or are they photos of current AB Emblems patches?
Actually, both. I don't have my copy close to hand, but if I recall the illustrations from the Mercury souvenir patches up through Apollo 1 are photos of the AB patches, and then Apollo 7 on through STS-135 are official artwork. Incidentally, it is noted in the descriptions of the Mercury, GT-3, and GT-4 patches that these were after-the-fact souvenirs not worn in flight.

SleeBaudrons
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posted 08-27-2013 05:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SleeBaudrons     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was hoping it was artwork all the way through. I assume that the Gemini patches are the awful old 3 inch souvenir versions and not the new high quality AB repros?

I will probably get the book anyway, as it will at least be a much needed update to the Kaplan/Muniz "Space Patches."

GoesTo11
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posted 08-27-2013 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SleeBaudrons:
I assume that the Gemini patches are the awful old 3 inch souvenir versions and not the new high quality AB repros?

Unfortunately, that's correct.

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