SPACE MISSION NASA PIN
Enamel pin featuring the iconic NASA logo.
The NASA insignia, nicknamed the "meatball," was designed by employee James Modarelli in 1959. The design incorporates references to different aspects of the mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The round shape of the insignia represents a planet. The stars represent space. The red v-shaped vector represents aeronautics. The circular orbit around the agency's name represents space travel.