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I have made some adjustments to the shipping options. Due to major increases in USPS First Class international rates, international customers have the ability to choose non-tracked shipping to bring their cost down. The option for tracked is still available at the new, higher rate. (First class USPS package with tracking to Europe is now $15)

I will still have to manually refund you for combined shipping when you place an order with multple items. 



Custom-designed by Retrorocket Emblems, these Starship replica heat tile coasters are based on the actual hexagonal heat shield tiles from the SpaceX starship. The bottom mimics the underside complete with mounting hardware. These are made of PLA so they are NOT heat-resistant, so they are better for cold drinks. They are four inches wide which is about 1/2 scale from the original items as mounted on Starship. 

They come sets of two coasters and are made to order. 

These are 3D printed items and will have some artifacts and importfections that are a part of the 3D printing process. 



On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the SpaceX Starship full stack made it's maiden flight. Like many flights of this type, the milestones were generous and it achieved several before veering out of control and terminating its flight over the Gulf of Mexico. This patch notes several of the milestones that the test flight did achieve and shows the six Raptor engines that failed along the way. 

The patch is 4" in diameter. Delivery expected mid-May. 



Retrorocket Emblems is excited to offer these 1:1 scale replica 'Space Coke" dispenser can toppers. These are exacting replicas of the cans that were producded in a 1985 for STS-51D when the "cola wars" took to the final frontier of space! They feature a functional locking mechanism and removable cap, however the actual dispenser lever is fixed and does not operate. There are two types, one that fits an actual can from 1985 and a lid that fits the easier-to-find plastic replica space can that was sold at the Space Camp gift shop. The dispenser that fits an actual can is designed to fit the wider rim of vintage cans, not modern soda cans. CANS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Update: The Space Camp lid also fits a modern can with the sloped top. 

I wish I was able to sell them with a vintage can but they are extremely hard to find and they have a premium price due to a surge in interest due to the television series, "Stranger Things". 

Both style will include vintage blue hook-and-loop tape and a replica product label if you wish to afix them to complete the look.

They feature real metal hardware. 

These replicas are 3D printed and will have some characteristics that are a result of that process. 


The Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) was part of the United States Air Force (USAF) human spaceflight program in the 1960s. The project was developed from early USAF concepts of crewed space stations as reconnaissance satellites, and was a successor to the canceled Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar military reconnaissance space plane. Plans for the MOL evolved into a single-use laboratory, for which crews would be launched on 30-day missions, and return to Earth using a Gemini B spacecraft derived from NASA's Gemini spacecraft and launched with the laboratory.

This patch is a replica of the "Flight Crew" version of the MOL patch. Most recently a version of this patch was sold at auction and was owned by Karol Bobko. This patch is a replica of this patch and is 5" inches in diameter. 

Delivery is expected mid-February. 

This is a photo of an original patch:


NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)  airborne observatory concludes 12 years of dedicated service in October 2022. This specially-modified Boeing 747SP flies above most of the Earth's water vapor to enable infrared telescope observatons. It has provided a platform for hundreds of observation experiments as well as a tool for STEM outreach to educators. Unlike ground-based observatories, SOFIA has the ability to fly between the north and south hemispheres to maximize night-time observation times during their respective winters. 

The airframe that NASA modified for this project had a former life as Pan American World Airlines' "Clipper Lindbergh" (and still bears this name on her fuselage). 

This patch commemorates her 45 years of service as a passenger and science platform for both Pan Am and NASA and her dedication to Charles Lindbergh's contribution to aerospace history. 

This patch is 4" high (about 7" wide). 

If you purchase today, your order will be fulfilled in mid-to-late Febrary 2023. I am ordering a new batch that will have to be manufactured and there is a bit of lead time.


USA/WWNT = USA domestic or World Wide, No Tracking

WW = Worldwide with tracking
Prices below include shipping. 

Retrorocket Emblems is releasing an Artemis I patch, which is the kick-off patch for a mosaic of patches to be released throughout the span of the Artemis program. These patches will interlock into a larger design and commemorate major milestones of humankind's endeavour to once again land on and explore the moon. I expect there will be at least 8 but possibly up to 12 patches in this set. 

The first patch commemorates the Artemis I un-crewed mission to orbit the Orion spacecraft around the moon and back, which will be an full integrated flight test of the SLS launcher, ICPS stage and Orion spacecraft on a mission to the moon and back. The patch is four inches / 10cm wide. 

The first patch is for the uncrewed Artemis I mission launching in August 2022. 


On March 23, 2022, the crew of the SpaceX Crew-4 mission announced the name of Crew Dragon C212: "Freedom". This patch is designed to commemorate the spacecraft with the internationally recognized symbol of freedom: the Statue of Liberty. The patch will be 5" in height to complement our other Crew Dragon patches. 

Please note: I have updated the shopping cart mechanism to provide two options for interntional shipping. If you are an international customer and select "USA/WWNT", "WWNT" means "world wide, no tracking", so the patch will be mailed in a plain envelope but not have tracking. If you wish to have the peace of mind of tracking, use the "WW" option to cover the higher cost of tracked shipping that is now the new pricing from the USPS. 

Everyone breathed their first sign of relief as the Ariane 5 carrying the JSWT parted the skies over South America this morning! So far, so good! Retrorocket Emblems is delighted to make their JWST tribute patch available for pre-order. The patch is 6 inches wide and about 3 inches tall.

This patch will be limited to 50 pieces so once they're gone, they're gone!


The SpaceX Crew-3 mission will be using the Crew Dragon Endurance on its maiden voyage to the ISS. The Endurance is named after Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic exploration vessel Endurance. This patch is 5" wide and celebrates the heritage of exploration around the Endurance name. The patch artwork may vary slightly from this artwork due to limitations of embroidery. The patch is a 5" patch to complement the Crew Dragon Endeavour and Crew Dragon Resilience patches I produced earlier. 

Now that the first all-civilian Inspiration4 crew has returned to Earth, Retrorocket Emblems is releasing a patch to comemmorate the Crew Dragon Resilience that carried them safely to space and back again. The world was amazed by the view from the largest window ever used in space, the SpaceX Cupola that was fitted to the spacecraft for this flight. 

The patch is 5 inches in diameter, to compliment our Dragonship Endeavour patch. 

Thanks to the pre-order supporters, $100 was donated in their name to St. Judes to aid in their battle against childhood cancer. 



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