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Vector (Physics): Represented mathematically by an arrow, a Vector defines both a magnitude as well as a direction of travel.
Chevron: A 'V' or 'inverted V' shaped pattern or character. Also may describe a wedge or triangular shaped object that points up or down.
For an official explanation as to why this Vector/Chevron symbol is featured so prominently in the space agency's insignia, we have to go to NASA's PAO, who provides us with the following excuse:
"The Red Chevron is meant to represent aeronautics, as it was the shape of the latest design in hypersonic wings at the time the insignia was created ."
This official space agency explanation is in fact just another facile "cover-story for the unilluminated".
Originally posted by LiveForever8
I'm still undecided about the significance of symbolism. I find it all very fascinating but I just don't know how important it really is in the grand scheme of things.
....behind the NASA insignia, (strangely) coined the nickname by the agency as "Meatball".
Originally posted by weedwhacker
You can read a lot into just about anything, if you try hard enough....
'SUBARU' is a Japanese word meaning 'unite', as well as a term identifying a cluster of six stars, which the Greeks called the Pleiades - part of the Taurus constellation.
Best known for its Subaru automobiles, FHI also manufactures commercial and military aircraft and aircraft parts, engines and machinery, buses and rolling stock.
FHI has four divisions that support each other in technological research and advancement: - Aerospace: This division is a major contractor of aircraft, helicopters, target drones and related parts and services to the Defense Agency of Japan. Sales of the Aerospace Division are both commercial and defense-related. These products are marketed domestically to the Defense Agency as well as United States markets.
Brightest stars in Pleiades
A map of the Pleiades
The nine brightest stars of the Pleiades are named for the Seven Sisters of Greek mythology: Sterope, Merope, Electra, Maia, Taygete, Celaeno, and Alcyone, along with their parents Atlas and Pleione. As daughters of Atlas, the Hyades were sisters of the Pleiades. The English name of the cluster itself is of Greek origin, though of uncertain etymology. Suggested derivations include: from πλεîν plein, to sail, making the Pleiades the "sailing ones"
Other notable names of Pleiades include:
(al-Thurayya) in Arabic
Subaru in Japanese
Matariki in Maori
Kṛttikā in Sanskrit
No such thing as coincidence... it's all part of the Master Plan. Go watch National Treasure (both) and find out all about how important hidden in plain sight symbols were to the 'Illuminati"
The backup crew humorously referred to the prime crew as the old man; the fat man; and the cute little red head." Shepard was 47 years old at this point and would become the oldest man to walk on the Moon. Roosa had red hair. That left Lunar Module Pilot Mitchell with the moniker "fat man".
As a practical joke the Apollo 14 backup crew had a special patch designed. Its theme was taken from the cartoon characters of the Coyote and Roadrunner. The Coyote represented the Apollo 14 prime crew. It had a beard for the "old man", a fat belly for the "fat man", and it was colored red for the "cute little red head". The Roadrunner represented the backup crew and the patch depicted the Roadrunner or backup crew beating the primary crew or Coyote to the Moon.
To further press the practical joke, the Apollo 14 backup crew secretly stowed these comical patches in just about storage place there was in the Apollo 14 Command Module.