The outline of the logo is the state symbol of New Mexico - “Zia” – from the Zia Pueblo tribe representing the Sun and universal harmony. The orange and the purple colors in the center show an eternal flame – a Legacy - to be passed on to future generations. The arcs of color represent the definition of space. The rocket containing the Celestis Flight Capsules crosses from the orange sub-orbital field into the purple weightlessness of space. Finally, the Organ mountain range is represented as the dominant geographic feature surrounding the launch site -- Spaceport America.
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 Legacy Flight Mission Patch artwork is by renowned designer Eric R. Gignac.
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: 1.00 inch, secured with a butterfly/military clutch.