Patch, Mission, STS-113

Patch, Mission, STS-113

     

This STS-113 patch belonged to NASA astronaut David Brown, a mission specialist who flew in space for the first time as a member of the crew of STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia mission that disintegrated upon reentry on February 1, 2003. (Because of changes in the flight schedule, STS-107 flew after STS-113.) A flight surgeon and a naval aviator, Brown was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate in April 1996 in Group 16. Aboard STS-107, Brown logged 15 days, 22 hours, and 20 minutes in space. Although this patch was never flown in space, it was a personal memento of Brown's.

STS-113, a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched on November 23, 2002, added the P1 truss to station and replaced the Expedition-5 crew with the Expedition-6 crew. Peggy A. Whitson, a member of the Expedition-5 crew, was also aboard the return trip of STS-113. Two astronauts from Brown's astronaut class (Group 16, 1996) were STS-113 crew members: Payk S. Lockhard and John Bennett Herrington. Brown may have owned this patch as a memento of his classmates' flight.

Doug Brown, Dave Brown's brother, gave the patch to the Museum in 2006.

Gift of Douglas R. Brown

Country of Origin
Unknown

Date
2002

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Embroidered patch
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 11.4 x 10.2cm (4 1/2 in. x 4 in.)

This STS-113 patch belonged to NASA astronaut David Brown, a mission specialist who flew in space for the first time as a member of the crew of STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia mission that disintegrated upon reentry on February 1, 2003. (Because of changes in the flight schedule, STS-107 flew after STS-113.) A flight surgeon and a naval aviator, Brown was selected by NASA as an astronaut candidate in April 1996 in Group 16. Aboard STS-107, Brown logged 15 days, 22 hours, and 20 minutes in space. Although this patch was never flown in space, it was a personal memento of Brown's.

STS-113, a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched on November 23, 2002, added the P1 truss to station and replaced the Expedition-5 crew with the Expedition-6 crew. Peggy A. Whitson, a member of the Expedition-5 crew, was also aboard the return trip of STS-113. Two astronauts from Brown's astronaut class (Group 16, 1996) were STS-113 crew members: Payk S. Lockhard and John Bennett Herrington. Brown may have owned this patch as a memento of his classmates' flight.

Doug Brown, Dave Brown's brother, gave the patch to the Museum in 2006.

Gift of Douglas R. Brown

Country of Origin
Unknown

Date
2002

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Embroidered patch
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 11.4 x 10.2cm (4 1/2 in. x 4 in.)

ID: A20080390000