The mission logo for the Goddard Flight commemorates Robert H. Goddard, inventor of the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket, launched on March 16, 1926 from New Mexico. Goddard’s rocket is pictured at the base of the logo. The logo expands to highlight the vast opportunities his vision opened: from the launch pad at Spaceport America, past the Earth’s horizon and into the starry heavens. The New Mexico Space Grant Consortium is honored as the primary payload on the UP Aerospace SpaceLoft XL rocket.
The Goddard 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.
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. Size 4.00 x 3.50 inches.