The Sun Dagger site near the top of Fajada Butte reveals the changing of the season to Anasazi astronomers over a thousand years ago. This site is the centerpiece for the 14th Celestis Memorial Spaceflight: The Tribute Flight.
The Tribute Flight mission patch pays tribute to the ancient ancentors of the Pueblo tribes of New Mexico. The patch color scheme of purple, turquoise, indigo and salmon is derived from the native pottery and art and reflects the colors of a clear New Mexico sunset. Featured in the center of the Celestis" angel flight wings shoot straight through the center of the Sun Dagger petro glyphs symbolizing our desires to place our loved one's memories among the stars. the background of the patch includes the shape of New Mexico's state icon, the "Zia" The Zia shape comes from the Zia pueblo Indians and not oly represents the sun but universal harmony.
Designed by renowned designer Eric Gignac, co-designer of NASA Space Shuttle mission patches celebrating STS 128 and 133 missions.
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: 3.75 x 3.50 inches. Iron-on backing.
Note: The framed Tribute Flight mission patch displays a representative launch photo.