STS-27 - Swissartex

STS-27 was the 27th NASA Space Shuttle mission, and the third flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Launching on 2 December 1988 on a four-day mission, it was the second shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of January 1986. STS-27 carried a classified payload for the U.S. Department of Defense.

This version of the STS-27 patch was manufactured by Eagle Crest Emblem Inc. of Taiwan. (Formaly Swissartex Emblem Inc. of Asheville, NC.28814).

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This example of the STS-27 patch is the later modern version with a clear shiny plastic coated backing manufactured by Eagle Crest Emblem Inc. in Taiwan. The version manufactured by Swissartex Emblem Inc. are more 3 diamensional in appearance, & have two different vacuum sealed backings. One is a shiny 'grey' coloured backing, & the other is a shiny 'blue / black' coloured backing. (I have got one example with a 'red / grey' tint to the vacuum sealed backing), where as I have multiple examples of the other two types.