SPACE SHUTTLE PATCH
The simple graphic design emphasizes the three decades the U.S. space program used shuttles to send humans and equipment into orbit.
The Space Shuttle Orbiter is shown in glowing silhouette orbiting a brilliant blue crescent Earth. The Earth's near circle creates part of the number 30, the number of years the Shuttles will have flown in space since the first flight in 1981 to the final flight projected to be in 2010.
The names of the six vehicles of the fleet (including Enterprise) surround the design.