The Discovery Flight mission logo is centered over the Pacific Ocean, reflecting both Chinese and American participation. The Discovery Flight included payloads and Flight Capsules provided by a Chinese company, Space Desire Services, as well as by Celestis – reflecting the increasing international scope of Celestis Memorial Spaceflight services. The color tiers to space theme is continued from the Legacy Flight logo, and the stars in the sky honor all those on board the mission.
The Discovery Flight logo is from well-known designer and illustrator Eric Gignac. Eric’s portfolio also includes co-design of NASA Space Shuttle mission patches for the STS 128 and 133 missions.
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.
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.