The Explorers Flight mission logo’s foundation rests on the back of an angel’s butterfly wings, symbolizing flight and rebirth. The center section shows a launch over Earth’s horizon, culminating in the astronaut symbol representing Mercury 7 astronaut Gordon Cooper, an Explorers Flight participant. The overall shape is reminiscent of, but not identical to, the Star Trek Fleet Insignia in honor of participant and beloved actor James “Scotty” Doohan. The 12 stars represent the nations with participants aboard this flight. Size: 4.75 x 4.00 inches.
The Explorers Flight logo was created by 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.
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. This is a woven patch with clean, crisp, details. A woven patch allows a high resolution graphic and superior quality compared to an an emrboidered patch.