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Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:29 pm

I have done a search and spent some time looking through old treads. Could someone point me in the right direction to have an embroidered name badge made for my flight suit? My original one is out of date (maiden name) and I was hoping to have new ones for October.

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Re: Name Badges

Postby p51 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:07 am

I had my NASA wings nameplates (that I wore on my flightsuit to SC) made here: https://www.nametags4u.com/designer/embroidered/?pid=1148
However, I have since found a vendor that will make them with either version of the NASA logo on leather here, I plan on getting myself a set made soon: http://www.flightbadge.com/misc.htm
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:22 pm

Great, thanks! They have the USAF Astronaut wings as well. I wonder if they would make some with the astronaut corps wings if asked. It's been bookmarked. :)
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Re: Name Badges

Postby Boomerang » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:59 pm

I see several places offer the Air Force Astronaut Wings on Name tags but noone seems to offer the Navy/Marine Astronaut wings. I believe the first sight you listed was where avaition challenge ordered our counselor name tags from since we wore navy and air force wings on ours counselors choice. I knew some counselors who ordered there own sets as well including one who got the airforce astronaut wings since she was a space camp alum. I wanted to get one with navy astronaut wings no such luck.
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Re: Name Badges

Postby p51 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:32 pm

SpaceCanada wrote:Great, thanks! They have the USAF Astronaut wings as well. I wonder if they would make some with the astronaut corps wings if asked.
NO, nobody makes mission specialist wings. A Brit company lists them on their site but didn't respond to any requests: http://www.stewart-emblems.com/nb/
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Re: Name Badges

Postby street » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:18 am

We order the custom patches and the name badges from Wings and Things in Pensacola.http://wings-and-things.com/about.html
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:50 am

I am going to ask an acquaintance of mine if she can make some mission specialist wings. She owns her own embroidery business. Fingers crossed.
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Postby p51 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:18 pm

SpaceCanada wrote:I am going to ask an acquaintance of mine if she can make some mission specialist wings.
Let us know how that works out. The guy who made my Camp mission and SC2x (mach 25 knockoff) patches was looking into a perfect copy of the MS wing nameplates, but he never seemed to get anywhere with it.
Frankly, I always thought it was in bad taste to put USAF (or any other branch) pilot wings onto SC stuff, they should make the nametapes with some manner of SC wing like the couselors wear.
I have a USAF command astronaut wing nameplate made up for a "Armageddon" movie NASA flight suit I made up but I've never worn it anywhere.
The second link I'd posted has Army astronaut nameplates on leather. That'd be most cool as I was an Army Captain, but that'd confuse people the next time I go there, I think. I'll just go with the NASA wings I already have on my camp jacket, as I have another one made for my flight suit as well:
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:12 pm

It would only seem fit for military personnel (past or present) to wear military emblems. I'm not entirely sure astronaut emblems should be replicated either, now that I think of it. I asked Hoot about it once, and he said the pin was what mattered most. I may go with the same NASA wings you have. Space Camp ones would still be my first choice.
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:52 pm

My acquaintance is looking for a minimum number of name badges we would order if she were to look into it. I know I would get two for me and two for my husband. How many would the rest of you order, if they were acceptable and reasonably priced?
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Re: Name Badges

Postby p51 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:15 pm

I'd get at least two, but only as long as they were accurate.
NASA makes them normally on royal blue backings, either in gold (more like yellow) or silver (more like white) thread. Gold color is generally from astronauts who have served in the Navy or Marines. The silver is usually from people who're USAF or Army, and the civilians often seem to go with silver, too.
There's a long discussion on the subject here with a lot of great examples, but you'll have to click on a lot of the links inside it and look at both pages: http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum14/HTML/000535.html
Here's a shot of what I'd like to wind up with, with my name of course, from a real one from one of the crew killed in the STS-107 incident:
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Re: Name Badges

Postby p51 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:53 pm

Real NASA folks have a variety of nameplates with wings. Military pilots often wear the wings of their service (and the few SEALs that have been astronaut have always worn their SEAL 'trident' insignia in the place of any wings, not that I could blame them). Non-astronauts have a few options as well. I've talked with astronauts, crew from the 747 SCA planes, and the 'super guppy' transport, all have told me that at various flight centers there is a board with a bunch of different styles of wings and crews can pick what they want theirs to look like, limited only to the types of wings they're allowed to wear in relation to their jobs.
Here are a few I've seen and photographed:
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And I love Crippen's NASA-style Navy patch, note his nickname on his Navy nameplate:
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Re: Name Badges

Postby Conan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:21 pm

I would be interested in getting 2. Let me know.
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:27 pm

I'll add you to the potential list. That makes 14 name badges so far, which I hope is enough to get a sample made.
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:41 am

We are very close to having the order in place! The quote, including shipping, will be around $10 a piece. Could someone please verify the size of the embroidered name badges? Are they 2" x 4"? Also, is the thread gold metallic or gold matte? (I'm 99.9% sure it's the latter.)

Edited to add: Once I got home I confirmed that the name badges are 2" x 4" and matte gold.
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:43 pm

They are here and they look great!
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Re: Name Badges

Postby p51 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:41 am

Mine showed up today and they looked great! I slapped one on my real NASA Nomex flightsuit to show how accurate they are...
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Re: Name Badges

Postby Conan » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:34 am

I got mine yesterday. They look great. Thanks.
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Re: Name Badges

Postby Steve » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:44 pm

Space Canada, If ever place another order let me know, I love to get one. Thanks
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Re: Name Badges

Postby SpaceCanada » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:24 pm

Steve wrote:Space Canada, If ever place another order let me know, I love to get one. Thanks


I might be able to add names to a few blanks I have left. PM me if interested. I just have to find the right font and test out the alignment. It may or may not be do-able, and I plan on testing it out this weekend.

Also, someone (Hotdog, maybe) posted a link to the actual NASA name badge details, with an image, dimensions, etc. Does anyone still have that link? I cannot find it right now.
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