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'Final Mission' patch to fly on space shuttle museum delivery flights

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:35 PM
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April 13, 2012 — It may not be heading back into space and its crew members aren't astronauts, but space shuttle Discovery's final flight has its own mission patch. The emblem, which was shared with collectSPACE.com, was designed by the captain of the modified Boeing 747 that will fly Discovery to Washington, D.C. next week. It'll also serve as the official insignia for the similar deliveries of orbiters Enterprise and Endeavour later this month and year, respectively. "We do have a crew patch for this series of missions," Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) chief pilot Jeff Moultrie told collectSPACE. "There's an approved NASA patch that we are going to be using for all three shuttle ferries."


Here's the patch, the end of an era:




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