Ascension is a beautiful word that connotes much of the grief, spiritualism, and fulfillment inherent in Celestis missions.
Launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral, Ascension will ride to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket as part of a mission sending multiple payloads to orbit. The Ascension Flight stars mark the 10th time Celestis payloads have ascended to Earth Orbit. The mission will share space aboard a test spacecraft that will be deployed to low earth orbit and circle the planet for nearly a decade.
Every Celestis mission has its own logo, mission patch and lapel pin following the tradition of creating a unique identity for each launch dating to the earliest days of the American space program. Eric R. Gignac is the Celestis Aurora Flight mission logo designer.
This is a Cloisonne lapel pin of exceptional quality and detail. This type of lapel pin takes two bronze die-cut molds, one of the outline of the pin and a second of any cutouts, to create a product rich in style and detail. Each color is individually hand-filled with a powdered, glass-like substance and fired at 1600 degrees Fahrenheit. This process helps the colors to hold fast and prevents them from bleeding or smudging. Size: 1.25 inches, secured with a butterfly/military clutch.