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Title: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/28/2008 01:02 PM
Moved out of L2 as these will be going public shortly.

Associated notes:

"I have gotten quite a few requests from team members, asking if there is a crew patch, or emblem for the STS-400 mission. Since the mission itself is a bit of an "underground" effort, being done in a minimalist way, NASA has not given either the crew or ourselves any official support for such an emblem. Nevertheless, there are now a couple of things floating around that you are welcome to adopt should the need arise.

A real friend of the program, and a noted west-coast designer built a Space Rescue emblem for us. This adopts many of the elements seen in a rescue organization's patch - the square cross, bold letterers and border, and simple design. The idea is that the emblem instantly identifies the rescue organization in a crowd of others. In this case, the Shuttle outlines identify the purpose of our organization.

The crew has also designed their own patch, which is also very unique, and utilizes a virtually universal emblem of Rescue.

Please note that these are UNOFFICIAL.

Paul F. Dye
Lead Flight Director."
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/28/2008 01:03 PM
Rather nice!
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: jacqmans on 08/28/2008 01:11 PM
The second one is the best one, I hope we do not need the patch (and the flight)

Any history and info about them given by your source ?


Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/28/2008 01:22 PM
The second one is the best one, I hope we do not need the patch (and the flight)

Any history and info about them given by your source ?


The second one is nice. Seeing two orbiter names on there has a cool factor, though as you say, lets hope STS-400 remains as just presentations etc.

Added the associated note - didn't notice that orginally - to the first post.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 08/28/2008 01:44 PM
The second one is the best one, I hope we do not need the patch (and the flight)

Any history and info about them given by your source ?


The second one is nice. Seeing two orbiter names on there has a cool factor, though as you say, lets hope STS-400 remains as just presentations etc.

Added the associated note - didn't notice that orginally - to the first post.

It is nice, however the first did make me laugh!
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Launch Fan on 08/28/2008 01:44 PM
I like it that the crew designed their own patch :)
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 08/28/2008 01:47 PM
I like it that the crew designed their own patch :)

of course, they always do design it.  Or usually.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Ford Mustang on 08/28/2008 02:58 PM
Loving both the ideas behind the patches for this mission.  Definitely fell in love with the second one, though!
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: astrobrian on 08/28/2008 03:58 PM
11 crew, 11 stars ,  loving that second one, first one has the fun factor just not as perfect.  :)
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Andy_Small on 08/28/2008 06:56 PM
I wonder...if...God Forbid STS-400 has to go up if they will even have time to get patches made for the flight or if they would just wear spaceshuttle patches or something similar.

Here's hoping we never have to worry about it though :)
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Andrewwski on 08/28/2008 06:59 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if they already had some made.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: astrobrian on 08/28/2008 07:07 PM
I wonder...if...God Forbid STS-400 has to go up if they will even have time to get patches made for the flight or if they would just wear spaceshuttle patches or something similar.

Here's hoping we never have to worry about it though :)

takes longer to suit them up than to make 4 patches as long they have the machines in house
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Andy_Small on 08/28/2008 07:10 PM
I wonder...if...God Forbid STS-400 has to go up if they will even have time to get patches made for the flight or if they would just wear spaceshuttle patches or something similar.

Here's hoping we never have to worry about it though :)

takes longer to suit them up than to make 4 patches as long they have the machines in house

I guess my point was...won't they have alot more important things to be worried about than a patch?
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Ford Mustang on 08/28/2008 07:43 PM
I guess my point was...won't they have alot more important things to be worried about than a patch?

Heavens yes!  I'm glad we got the patch though, it just brings the realization that NASA does have a sturdy back-up plan for STS-400 (and all the LON missions).
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/28/2008 07:52 PM
Moving this to the public Endeavour section tonight.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: jacqmans on 08/28/2008 07:59 PM
My gues is at this point, that they do not have embroiderd patches at this time, they just have the (two) desings (maybe more, but did not released them). By putting them on the internal JSC site it is a good reference on how people react to them, (just as we do here on this thread)... Just in case they do need a patch for STS-400.

It is now end of August.. plenty of time to have them ready for launch in October (?)
They only need 4 embroiderd patches when they launch, for the crew to wear, but probably about 25 or so will be made for the crew (flight suits) in the comming weeks....

If this flight does take place, it will be the first STS crew patch with no names of the (flight) crew !!! (if they select desing 2)...
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Chris Bergin on 08/28/2008 09:59 PM
Moved to public forum.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Ronsmytheiii on 08/29/2008 12:38 PM
Moved to public forum.

Cool, now I can use it as an avatar.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 08/29/2008 06:05 PM
The first one so ugly.

They should put names on the second one to make it into a crew patch, as I love the design!
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 08/29/2008 06:10 PM
Does anyone know what font is used on the second patch? It's the same font they used in the STS-125 patch. I really like it!
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: collectSPACE on 08/29/2008 06:24 PM
It's the same font they used in the STS-125 patch...

There's a good reason for that... ;) (the font appears to be Bank Gothic (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/bank-gothic/)).
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 08/29/2008 06:47 PM
It's the same font they used in the STS-125 patch...

There's a good reason for that... ;) (the font appears to be Bank Gothic (http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/bank-gothic/)).

Thanks Robert.

Does anyone like my crew name version of the second patch? ;D
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: shuttlefan on 08/31/2008 11:36 PM
Will there be an STS-400 crew portrait taken, or is there already one and if so, where can we view it?
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Ford Mustang on 08/31/2008 11:40 PM
Will there be an STS-400 crew portrait taken, or is there already one and if so, where can we view it?

I would doubt there are LON crew photos, but I could be mistaken.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: shuttlefan on 08/31/2008 11:45 PM
Just wondering because there were no LON patches up to now either.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 09/01/2008 07:29 PM
Just wondering because there were no LON patches up to now either.

Well it's proably just because STS-400 is far more important than other LON missions so patches have been designed as there is more interest.

I doubt LON crew photos have been taken (if they have taken them for previous missions I'm sure they would end up here!).  :D

Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: C5C6 on 09/02/2008 02:39 PM
liked the modified patch....the previous one was beautiful but the fact it didn't have any crew names was not very nice
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 09/02/2008 08:14 PM
liked the modified patch....the previous one was beautiful but the fact it didn't have any crew names was not very nice
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Thanks! :)
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: STSNews on 10/11/2008 06:31 PM
Hello guys.
What about an upgrade...?
Cheers.

Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 11/14/2008 08:48 PM
I was hoping someone would update the patch ;)
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: robertross on 11/15/2008 01:37 AM
I like that last patch the best  :)
Safety/rescue really has no names, it's a team effort.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: theonlyspace on 04/22/2009 04:27 PM
IS there any updated LON400 patches with the new crew names on it?
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Sesquipedalian on 04/22/2009 11:40 PM
Hmm!  I like the patches (especially the second one).  Though I agree and hope that STS-400 never has to launch.

Since rescue crosses are often red, I hacked together a quick color swap in MS Paint (attached)...
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: Mike Okuda on 04/23/2009 12:03 AM
One possible issue with a red-colored cross is that it could infringe on the symbol owned by the American Red Cross, which is protected by trademark, Federal law, and the Geneva Convention.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: David Bang on 04/29/2009 04:03 PM
One possible issue with a red-colored cross is that it could infringe on the symbol owned by the American Red Cross, which is protected by trademark, Federal law, and the Geneva Convention.

If the American Red Cross feels that a "rescue mission" is infringing on their trademark, I honestly doubt that they are a true humanitarian cause.
Title: Re: STS-400 Patches
Post by: robertross on 05/01/2009 01:11 AM
One possible issue with a red-colored cross is that it could infringe on the symbol owned by the American Red Cross, which is protected by trademark, Federal law, and the Geneva Convention.

Or for a more 'space' related issue: I don't recall seeing space as red in colour...lol. The blue matches the stars much better. It also showcases the red, white, and blue (with a few stars...).