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Apollo 17 - 3" - Cape Kennedy Medals V2

This is a secondary type of Apollo 17 patch identified in Cape Kennedy Medals packaging. Still trying to locate a patch photo. 

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Apollo 1 - 3" - Cape Kennedy Medals

Cape Kennedy Medals, cloth back

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Project Mercury - 3" - Unknown maker

A beautiful, detailed patch. Cloth back, probably from the era of the Mercury project. 

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Gemini 12 - 3" - A-B Emblem/Gene Dorr

This reproduction was made by A-B Emblem in conjunction with Gene Dorr as a series of historically accurate crew patch reproductions. 

 

 

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Gemini 12 - 3" - Crew Version

The crew version can be readily identified by the red capsule embroidery, however very accurate copies exist so close inspection is required. 

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Gemini 12 - 3" - A-B Emblem

This is the common souvenir version og the Gemini 12 patch from A-B Emblems. Curiously the capsule is rendered in gold thread rather than red.

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Gemini 10 - 3" - A-B Emblem

This is the common A-B Emblem Gemini X patch. Also found with a bare cloth back. 

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Gemini 9 - 3" - A-B Emblem

Common souvenir version of the Gemini 9 patch from A-B Emblem.

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Gemini 8 - 3" - A-B Emblem/Gene Dorr

This reproduction was made by A-B Emblem in conjunction with Gene Dorr as a series of historically accurate crew patch reproductions. 

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Gemini 8 - 3" - A-B Emblem

This is the common souvenir version of the A-B Emblem Gemini 8 patch.

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Gemini - 3" - Crew Version - Unknown maker

This is the version of the patch as worn by the crew. Unknown maker. 

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

Very similar to the A-B Emblem version.

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

Virtually identical to the A-B Emblem version

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Skylab 3 - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

Virtually identical to the A-B Emblem and Swissartex 3" versions.

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Skylab 2 - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

Virtually identical to the A-B Emblem and Swissartex 3" versions.

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Skylab 1 - 3" - Dallas Cap & Emblem

The wider, taller typeface for the names gives this patch away.

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Gemini Set - Unknown Maker

This page is to gather information linking a set of distinct Gemini crew patches to a single source. They are vintage, cheesecloth backed 3" patches. The eccentricies are easy to spot and often appear in matched lots. There is a set of Mercury and Apollo patches that often accompany them. 

There are a number of oddities in this set:

Gemini 3 - Missing vertical red line in white area of capsule
Gemini 6 - No antenna on Agena, Agena is rectangular
Gemini 7 - Maroon border, pointy nose on capsule
Gemini 8 - Black border
Gemini 10 - Sometimes, "X" and orbiting arrow is upside down
Gemini 11 - Very long, skinny Agena

 

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Cape Kennedy Medals 3" Apollo Set

This entry is to store evidence to associating vintage 3" patches of the same origin using grouping evidence from sales on eBay.

Key identifying marks:

Apollo 8 - Two opposed gray arcs
Apollo 14 - Thick gold outline of star
Apollo 15 - May have black outline around chevrons, "XV" almost appear like two eyes
Apollo 16 - Blue outline of gold delta
 

 

 

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Apollo - 3" - Matched Set Evidence ("apunk1")

This entry is to store evidence to associating vintage 3" patches of the same origin using grouping evidence from sales on eBay.

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Apollo 17 - 3" - unknown maker - Yellow border

The yellow border is quite distinct. Fair quality embroidery, bare block back.

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Apollo 11 - 3" - Lion Brothers "Recovery Fleet"

Lion Brothers produced a subset of 3" patches that comemmorate several aspects of the Apollo 11 launch. 
This one is for the "Recovery Fleet". 

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Apollo 12 - 3" - Unknown maker

Unknown maker, distinct ship trail.

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STS-51G - 3" - "Baudy"

Unknown manufacturer, modern issue. Noted only because it spells crew member "Baudry" as "Baudy".

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STS-48 - 3" - Unknown maker

STS-48 was a Space Shuttle mission that launched on 12 September 1991, from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The orbiter was Space Shuttle Discovery. The primary payload was the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS). The mission landed on 18 September at 12:38 am at Edwards Air Force Base on runway 22. The mission was completed in 81 revolutions of the Earth and traveled 2.2 million miles. The 5 astronauts carried out a number of experiments and deployed several satellites.

Secondary payloads were: Ascent Particle Monitor (APM); Middeck 0-Gravity Dynamics Experiment (MODE); Shuttle Activation Monitor (SAM); Cosmic Ray Effects and Activation Monitor (CREAM); Physiological and Anatomical Rodent Experiment (PARE); Protein Crystal Growth II-2 (PCG II-2); Investigations into Polymer Membrane Processing (IPMP); and the Air Force Maui Optical Site (AMOS) experiment.

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Wallops Damage Control

Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) (IATA: WAL, ICAO: KWAL, FAA LID: WAL), located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Virginia, is operated by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, primarily as a rocket launch site to support science and exploration missions for NASA and other U.S. government agencies. WFF includes an extensively instrumented range to support launches of more than a dozen types of sounding rockets, small expendable suborbital and orbital rockets, high altitude balloon flights carrying scientific instruments for atmospheric and astronomical research and—using its Research Airport—flight tests of aeronautical research aircraft including unmanned aerial vehicles.

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Apollo 15 - 3" - Unknown maker

Fully embroidered, radial white stitchingin border. Bare cloth back.

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Approach and Landing Test (ALT)

An alternate version of the common ALT program patch. This version appears original while there are some modern reproductions.

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Apollo 12 - 3" - Unknown maker

Fully-embroidered Apollo 12 patch that lacks much detail. Bare cloth back.

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Skylab 3 - 3" - Wolf-Brown

Skylab 4 (also SL-4 and SLM-3) was the third Skylab mission and placed the third and final crew aboard the first American space station.
The mission started November 16, 1973 with the launch of three astronauts on a Saturn IB rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida and lasted 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes. A total of 6,051 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by Skylab 4 astronauts performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources, observation of the Comet Kohoutek and other experiments.

Is is possible that the Wolf-Brown patches are repackacked A-B Emblem patches.

 
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Skylab II - 3" - Wolf-Brown

Skylab 3 (also SL-3 and SLM-2) was the second manned mission to the first American space station, Skylab. The mission began July 28, 1973, with the launch of three astronauts on the Saturn IB rocket, and lasted 59 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes. A total of 1,084.7 astronaut-utilization hours were tallied by the Skylab 3 crew performing scientific experiments in the areas of medical activities, solar observations, Earth resources, and other experiments.

Is is possible that the Wolf-Brown patches are repackacked A-B Emblem patches.

 
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Skylab I - 3" - Wolf-Brown

Skylab 1 (also SL-2 and SLM-1) was the first manned mission to Skylab, the first U.S. orbital space station. The mission was launched on a Saturn IB rocket and carried a three-person crew to the station. The name Skylab 2 also refers to the vehicle used for that mission. The Skylab 2 mission established a record for human spaceflight duration. 

Is is possible that the Wolf-Brown patches are repackacked A-B Emblem patches.

 

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STS-35 - 3" - Unknown maker

 

STS-35 was the tenth flight of Space Shuttle Columbia, the 38th shuttle flight, and a mission devoted to astronomical observations with ASTRO-1, a Spacelab observatory consisting of four telescopes. The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 2 December 1990.

An in-depth write up about the A-B Emblem version of the STS-35 patch and variations can be found here.

 

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