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STARFLEET MISSION PATCH PLAQUES
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STARFLEET MISSION PATCH PLAQUES

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STARFLEET MISSION PATCH PLAQUES
Twelve color prints of emblems for future space missions, all oversprayed in grey and brown to simulate ageing, all mounted on black foam board, these NASA-style mission patches include: the early Starfleet emblem, Zefram Cochrane's first faster-than-light flight, the first Earth-Saturn probe, the NX development project, Starfleet Mission Operations, and the United Earth Space Probe Agency (as seen in the early episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series), all -- 15in. diameter -- seen in the Starfleet Mission Control set in "First Flight" in Star Trek: Enterprise; accompanied by four set dressing continuity photographs to show placement on set (16)
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The early Starfleet emblem was intended to be half-way between the present-day NASA logo and the familiar Enterprise arrowhead insignia seen in The Original Series. The emblem was also seen on the uniforms of some personnel at Starfleet Command, as well as on the Enterprise NX-01 crew jumpsuits in the final episode of the series. The Earth-Saturn probe mission patch was an allusion to "Tomorrow is Yesterday," an episode of The Original Series. In that episode we learned that the first Earth-Saturn probe was commanded by Captain Shaun Geoffrey Christopher. The patch indicates that the crew for this mission was Christopher, Fontana, and O'Herlihy, references to "Tomorrow is Yesterday" writer Dorothy C. Fontana and episode director Michael O'Herlihy.
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