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    Apollo 14 "Beep Beep" Backup Crew Embroidered Mission Insignia Patch, with Matching Sticker. A 4.25" x 4" gold-bordered patch by AB Emblem and a 4.5" x 4" "crack and peel" style decal. The official insignia for this flight showed a gold astronaut pin traveling from the Earth to the moon with "Apollo 14" above and "Shepard - Roosa - Mitchell" below. The backup crew of Gene Cernan, Ron Evans, and Joe Engle spoofed the patch with its own revised version with artwork showing the Road Runner cartoon character on the moon, holding a U.S. flag and a flag labeled "1st Team," as a gray-bearded (for Shepard, who was 47), potbellied (for Mitchell who was pudgy), red furred (for Roosa's red hair) Wile E. Coyote flies from Earth. "BEEP BEEP" replaces the flight name above and the backup crew's names are below. Before the launch, the backup crew had complete access to the spacecraft. While setting switches and checking gauges, they stuffed every available nook and cranny with these "gotcha" patches for the mission crew to find throughout the flight. Excellent.

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    November, 2014
    12th Wednesday
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