The Starseeker Flight, the eighth Celestis Earth Rise service mission, was launched from Spaceport America, New Mexico on September 17, 2018. Each flight capsule - containing a symbolic portion of cremated remains or a DNA sample - experienced the elegant dance of weightlessness, and returned to Earth for recovery.
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 Starseeker Flight mission logo places a single large star amidst a field of fourteen smaller stars. The dominant star is a version of the traditional NASA astronaut logo – a shooting star borne on a winged column – signifying that all those aboard reached space and, symbolically, became astronauts as they made their final journey among the stars. The smaller star field depicts all fourteen Celestis Memorial Spaceflights conducted to date – an unmatched flight heritage. The artwork is by reknown designer Eric R. Gignac.
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 4.00 inches. Iron-on backing.