[APOLLO 14]. FLOWN TO THE MOON. EDGAR MITCHELL'S APOLLO 14 BETA CLOTH EMBLEM, SIGNED
FLOWN TO THE MOON ON APOLLO 14
FLOWN APOLLO 14 BETA CLOTH EMBLEM, SIGNED
FLOWN Apollo 14 Beta emblem, 4 inches in diameter. Printed on Beta cloth, 9 by 8 1/4 inches.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED by EDGAR MITCHELL above and below the emblem: "FLOWN TO THE MOON | ON APOLLO 14 | EDGAR MITCHELL."
The Mercury 7 began the tradition of astronauts wearing a lapel pin with the design of a three-tailed shooting star encircled by an ellipse. Astronaut candidates and trained astronauts wore silver pins in that design until their first spaceflight, and astronauts who had flown in space wore a gold version. Notably, the Apollo 14 crew included Alan Shepard, one of the original Mercury astronauts. As a result, the mission emblem for Apollo 14 was the first to include the three-tailed shooting star, although this later became a commonly-used element in mission emblem designs.