The 12 patches of Christmas: ‘KSC Artist’ shares his favorite spaceflight designs of 2023

We’ve seen the 12 days of Christmas taken in many different directions and versions, but for those with a passion for space, let’s sing along to the “12 Space Patches of Christmas” designed by an artist to the “stars,” Tim Gagnon.

Before we begin, if you haven’t heard of the “KSC artist,” allow us to introduce you to an important contributor to both the space community and history. Tim is an East Hartford, Connecticut native, and like so many of us, his love for space began at an early age and during one of the most exciting periods of exploration. “I remember watching the missions of my childhood heroes on a small black and white television with “rabbit ears” that could receive few broadcast stations,” Gagnon recalls on his website.