As a kid, one of my greatest joys was anything to do with the Space Shuttle program. I would watch every launch and every landing I could. A while ago I got a number of mission patches, which I had put away and almost forgotten about.
Earlier this year, I decided to start collecting all the mission patches. When complete, I am going to sort the patches by orbiter and put them in individual frames. Currently I have 55 of the 135 mission patches, plus the following:
- Approach/Landing Tests, performed by OV-101 Enterprise
- Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Here are the latest patches to the collection: