Patch, Shuttle Program, "We Made History"

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This object is on display in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

This "We Made History" commemorative patch was designed to celebreate the thousands of people who worked on the Space Shuttle Program over the course of its thirty years. Mission patches were important symbols of and souvenirs of the space program. As a result, creating a patch with the image of an orbiter surrounded by the names of all of the vehicles, overlaid on a American flag served as a way of workers to mark their participation.

Dennis Jenkins, who worked on the Shuttle Program and wrote some of the definitive operational histories of the Shuttle, gave this patch to the Museum in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number

A20120136000

Credit Line

Gift of Dennis R. Jenkins

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

adhesive, heat sealable film, paper, plastic and polyester threads

Dimensions

2-D - Unframed (H x W): 12.7cm (5 in. dia.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

MEMORABILIA-People