Crew: 
James A. Lovell, Jr
Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr

Dates:
11-15 November 1966

Design:
Jim Lovell
Artwork:
McDonnell Aircraft


Gemini 12

The Roman numeral XII is located at the 12 o'clock position on the face of a clock, with the Gemini spacecraft pointing to it like the hour hand of a clock. This represents the position of Gemini 12 as the last flight of the Gemini program. With the Apollo project following this last flight of the Gemini program, the ultimate objective -- the moon -- is symbolized by the crescent on the left. The original schedule had Gemini 12 flying at Halloween, so the color scheme is black and orange in recognition of the season.

The patch was worn on the right shoulder of the pressure suit.

NASA photo Embroidered patch

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NASA photo ID: S66-51710
Taken: 1 Aug 1966

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Reproduction embroidered patch.
82mm dia

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Allegedly a flown Gemini 12 embroidered patch. Thanks to Donnis Willis for this image.

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The 2010 remake by AB Emblem.
77mm dia

 

NASA Photo ID 66-HC-1855
This NASA photograph shows the complete set of Gemini patches, with the final mission patch being sewn onto one of the crew pressure suits.Things to note: the relative sizes of the patches — e.g. Gemini 5 v. Gemini 8; The Gemini 6A patch is the "Gemini 6" version rather than the GTA-6 version in the official NASA photo of the mission patch; the shape of the Gemini IX patch — nearly flat on the bottom, and high on the sides — not quite matching the artwork.

 
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