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Apollo 12" Commemorative Patch
Apollo Commemorative 12? Patch
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This design is the sixth in the series ?Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space? it honors themen and women of Project Apollo.The central theme of the design is ?Man on the Moon.? The mission commander faces the craftwhich he piloted to the surface. The Earth, which he could cover with his thumb, is in the ?sky?behind him. Is he waiting for his LM Pilot to step onto the surface or his he taking one last lookbefore he climbs back up the ladder? That?s for the viewer to decide.The main design elements of each mission patch surround this scene. The surnames of everyastronaut who flew during the program is listed in alphabetical order. This was done to show thateach and every one of them played an important role. The astronauts who lost their lives in ourquest to reach the Moon are honored in this design. The names of the men who were to be thefirst manned crew (Grissom, White and Chaffee) are in gold. The four white stars at the bottomhonor Ted Freeman, CC Williams, Elliott See and Charles Bassett who were killed before theycould fly in space.The patch is 12? in diameter with a merrowed border. It is not fully embroidered as the area of?space? is black twill. This allows the astronauts artwork to be highlighted in a 3 dimensionaleffect.This design was created by Tim Gagnon of Titusville, Florida, a graphic and portrait artist with alife long passion for space exploration. His work is on display at the Kennedy Space Center, CityHall in Elmira, NY and the International Space Station.
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