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 Ascension Flight mission logo designer.
Note: The framed Ascension Flight mission patch displays a representative launch photo.