A special edition Apollo-Soyuz custom patch.
Custom patch for Space-X five commercial resupply services.
The classic NASA Vector custom patch. This one is our souvenir size.
A custom patch for NASA's Flight Operations.

A Partnership Since 1961

In 1961 while in Union City, New Jersey; E. Henry Conrad worked with NASA (using their new logo) and created the first embroidered patch for NASA most commonly known as the “meatball”.

Since February 24, 1970 A-B Emblem has been the exclusive supplier to the astronaut’s office and has held the contract ever since. We make every mission and expedition patch that is sold to NASA and that is flown in space.

Pre-computer era the commander of the mission would often fly in a T-38 to the Asheville airport and come personally to the factory to help our designers morph their graphics into art, using needle and thread.

The commander still gets the honor of designing the mission patch, but with email and digital files, the commander no longer needs to physically fly to Asheville, to get the job done.

Private Sector Space

We make emblems for a variety of amazing companies involved in the space exploration industry. Including, but not limited to Boeing StarlinerVirgin Galactic and Space-X.

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