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NASA Apollo 11 Beta Cloth Insignia

NASA Apollo 11 Beta Cloth Insignia

24 total reviews

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Item #291


These patches were printed in 1969 for the Apollo 11 mission.

After the tragic Apollo 1 launch pad fire that killed 3 astronauts, NASA decided to work on removing all flammable materials from the spacecraft cabin. A new material was designed for use as the outer layer of space suits made of teflon-coated fiberglass. This cloth was called Beta cloth and is still widely used for space suits and missions to this day. 

By Apollo 7 even the embroidered patches, insignias, and name tags were replaced with screen printed Beta cloth patches.

These patches were production prints and/or test runs to align the screen printing layers. If you look closely, you can see some of the colors are misaligned. They were obtained from the company that manufactured the special inks used in this process. These patches would have been stitched onto the astronaut's suits and coveralls as shown in the image.

 

Dimensions: 4" x 4"
Very limited supply
Comes in a 5" x 5" acrylic display


  • Acrylic Display
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Individually Numbered

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Customer Reviews

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P. (Virginia, United States)

Awesome item, husband loved it!

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C.V. (Virginia, United States)

Beautiful Beta Cloth Patch, perfectly protected!

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J.S. (Alabama, United States)
Beyond Impressed

Not only is the item in Mint condition. The display is incredible thought out with magnets on all 4 corners enabling you to easily open and adjust the Beta cloths to get everything perfectly square and level to display. Also comes with a sack cloth to protect everything when transporting, and even some info on the piece itself which is great. Far exceeded my expectations and I look forward to purchasing more from Stemcell Science Shop in the near future

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C.M. (Virginia, United States)

Product surpassed my Initial impressions when purchasing. The speed of shipping, The packaging of the item during shipping, Display of the item, the description card, and the canvas storage bag are all very impressive and well thought out. The Acrylic case surrounding the Beta Cloth is even magnetic at all 4 corners. So it's easy to open and adjust the patch and authenticity card to get everything perfectly square and level. I am more than impressed. Will be purchasing more items, Thank y'all!

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A.W. (Oklahoma, United States)
Very cool addition to collection

This is a really neat part of history and I am happy to have a small piece on my desk. Shipped fast with no hassle.

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A. (Virginia, United States)

Such an amazing part of history! Item was very well packed and arrived quickly.

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