Gemini Commemorative 8" Patch
Item #: MPGEMCOMM
Project Gemini Commemorative 8" Patch This design is the fourth in the series "Celebrating 50 Years of America in Space". It honors the men and women who worked on the Gemini Project. The design celebrates every manned mission in the Gemini Program. The central focus is the Project Gemini symbol, a Roman Numeral II with two stars of the Gemini Constellation indicationg the two man crew. The Gemini symbol rises above Earth and points the way to the Moon. The main theme of each crew's mission emblem surrounds the perimeter of this patch. Each crew member's surname is paired in the order in which they first flew. The surname's of the final prime crew pilots are placed together as their commander had already flown. The four smaller stars in the center honor Ted Freeman, Ed Givens, Elliott See and Charlie Bassett who were killed before they could fly in space. The patch is 8" in diameter with a merrowed border. It is not fully embroidered, as the black space behind the crew members is black twill. This allows the artist's artwork to be highlighted in a three dimensional effect. The center area is fully embroidered. The design was created by Tim Gagnon of Titusville, Florida, a graphic and portrait artist with a lifelong passion for space exploration. His work is on display at the Kennedy Space Center, City Hall in Elmira, New York and the International Space Station.