Space Shuttle Columbia Mission (STS-1) 40 Year Anniversary Embroidered Patch
Forty years since the first space shuttle mission: this patch commemorates STS-1.
The patch shows Columbia over a depiction of the U.S. flag. Two large stars represent the crew members; four medium ones are for the four missions commander John Young flew on Gemini and Apollo.
Six small stars symbolise the years since the previous U.S. human space mission. The blue orbit represents the launch-landing-reuse cycle.
The patch measures approx. 105 mm/4" diameter and is available now from the Spaceboosters Online Store © copyright Lucreation 2021.
Patch designed by the renowned space artist Luc van den Abeelen.