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Moonraker Space Shuttle Insignia by viperaviator Moonraker Space Shuttle Insignia by viperaviator
Since I re-designed the NASA Space Shuttle Insignia, I thought it would be fun to do one for the Moonraker from the James Bond 007 film of the same name
Keiichi-K1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Nice patch, and my following comment has nothing to do with your work, merely the concept of Moonraker itself, but I just had to vent a little.

First off, the name.... "Moonraker".  It is literally impossible for a Shuttle Orbiter to REACH the Moon, much less rake its surface.
Secondly,... there has been this perception for far too long that the Shuttle was some super-advanced spacecraft that could go anywhere and do anything (like those idiotic X-71's from Armageddon).  This led to the perception that the only reason we didn't, is because we didn't want to, or *groans with disgust* because "it was all fake and we never landed on the Moon in the first place".  Those kind of people, I wish I could just shove out an airlock.

The Shuttle (partly because of the Department of Defense requirements upon it) was little more than a glorified freight truck.  Its maximum altitude was a mere 600 kilometers, 650 MAYBE, and it has nothing to do with radiation, and everything to do with its massive size and limited on-board fuel capacity.  Even if you loaded the Payload bay with a fuel tank, and somehow were able to feed it to the main engines (as the OMS engines would never have enough thrust to do the job), you could MAYBE get an Orbiter on a circum-Lunar flight,... but then it will be coming back to Earth far too fast for its thermal tiles, or even its physical structure, to handle.

*takes a deep breath* I feel better now...
It is just so sad to see so much ignorance on the part of the American people, especially when it comes to an effort of exploration that had once put America in a position second to none.  But no schools teach anything about this anymore.  The average American doesn't even know who the first American in space was (nobody could tell me why May 5, 1961 was important, they all thought Cinco de Mayo or "May the Fourth be With You"... or in this case "Revenge of the Fifth").  Alan Shepard deserves to have his name right alongside not only Neil Armstrong, but every great American explorer of history, especially Columbus (who's discovery was an accident anyway).

... heh, said I was done, sorry.  I'm done now :P

Again, none of this is directed at you, and I love all your work. 
tawog11 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice man :)
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
sweet love it im going to have to put it on my
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