Appealing collection of 17 embroidered NASA patches honoring the Mercury and Apollo programs, which includes the following missions: Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7), Mercury-Redstone 4 (Liberty Bell 7), Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7), Mercury-Atlas 7 (Aurora 7), Mercury-Atlas 8 (Sigma 7), Mercury-Atlas 9 (Faith 7), and Apollo missions 7 through 17. Also included is a NASA 'meatball' patch and a golden Recovery Force medallion for the Apollo 13 mission. In overall fine condition. From the personal collection of Paul Kruppenbacher, a member of the NASA Houston Landing and Recovery Division who trained Apollo astronauts in water recovery procedures and was deployed on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers for crew and spacecraft recovery operations.
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