The Horizon Flight fulfills the dreams of spaceflight for Celestis participants with a flight among the stars in orbit around the Earth. From the vantage point of their satellite one will always see the horizon of Earth, set against the spectacular vista of outer space. The eight stars in the logo represent Celestis' eight Earth Orbit missions, including the Horizon Flight.
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. The Horizon Flight was also the inaugural appearance of the work of artist Eric R. Gignac as the Celestis 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 your 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 inch, secured with a butterfly/military clutch.
Note: The framed Horizon Flight Lapel Pin displays a representative launch photo.