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STS-3 - 4" - Unknown maker

This version of the STS-3 souvenir patch, at first glance, looks like the Lion Brothers version, with the distinctive blue nose, but the details are much more crude and the embroidery style is more modern. 

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STS-3 - 4" - A-B Emblem V2

Modern version of the A-B Emblem STS-3 patch. 

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Office of Space Science Pallet (OSS-1)

On STS-3 Columbia again carried the DFI package, and OSS-l (named for the NASA Office of Space Science and Applications) which consisted of a number of instruments mounted on a Spacelab pallet, intended to obtain data on the near-Earth environment and the extent of contamination caused by the orbiter itself. A test canister for the Small Self-Contained Payload program - also known as the Getaway Special (GAS) – was mounted on one side of the payload bay.

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STS-3 - 4" - Swissartex

STS-3 was NASA's third Space Shuttle mission, and was the third mission for the Space Shuttle Columbia. It launched on 22 March 1982, and landed eight days later on 30 March. STS-3 was the first shuttle launch with an unpainted external tank, and the only mission to land at the White Sands Space Harbor near Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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STS-3 - 4" - Lion Brothers

Lion Brothers version of the STS-3 patch. The 3 color rays set this patch apart from the rest as well as the distinct blue nose of the orbiter.

Cloth is bare thread.

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STS-3 - 4" - Swissartex Early Version

Cloth back version which can be identified by the darker orange outer rays. 

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Canadarm - RMS - Remote Manipulator System

SPAR Aerospace Ltd., a Canadian company, designed, developed, tested and built the Canadarm.

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STS-3 - 4" - A-B Emblem Souvenir version

STS-3 was NASA's third Space Shuttle mission, and was the third mission for the Space Shuttle Columbia. It launched on 22 March 1982, and landed eight days later on 30 March. STS-3 was the first shuttle launch with an unpainted external tank, and the only mission to land at the White Sands Space Harbor near Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Get-away Special 100

Getaway Special was a NASA program that offered interested individuals, or groups, opportunities to fly small experiments aboard the Space Shuttle. The program, which was officially known as the Small, Self-Contained Payloads program, was canceled following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003.

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