STS-114 A-B Emblem variations

Crew changes are the most common source of patch variations. STS-114 is no exception. Moderate production of the STS-114 patch had begun when the crew was shuffled. The first version features a smaller shuttle. There are reproductions as well as "fantasy" versions of the early artwork from Randy Hunt. The A-B Emblem original is easy to identify by the solid red outline of the continents as well as the use of a directional embroidery in the continents as well. Patches with a bare cloth backing have been found, which is unusual for A-B Emblem. 

First version:


Revised/Official version: