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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. 

 

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 will be 4" high (about 7" wide). 

Delivery expected early November.

 

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. 

 

Tentative artwork:

 

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. 

 

Now availabe, a replica of the Mach 25 Crew Dragon patch as worn by SpaceX and NASA Astronauts after their flights. The original A-B Emblem version was extremely hard to find. 

 

 

Spaceflight is full of ups and downs, thankfully, 99% of the time it's definitely the ups that reign! This week it was announced that Boeing's OFT-2 would be returned to the factory for more rework. I thought it might be time to throw a little humor at the program. 
 
The patch is designed to compliment the other patches in this series from Boeing. Patch is 135mm x 90mm.

 

 

These are a spoof of the Space Shuttle "Mach 25" patches. With Bue Origin and Virgin Galactic now space-faring companies, these patches march their milestones of achieving Mach 3 in their suborbital flights. 

Patches are the same size and color as the originals. 

 

On the heels of the first successful landing of SpaceX's Starship prototype SN15, Retrorocket Emblems is happy to release the design for the SN15 commemorative patch. The style is back to the Supergraphics-influenced design styles of the other SN patches. The patch has the latin phrase "Deinde Luna" which translates to "Then, the moon" which is a way of recognizing that the SN program is now officially working toward landing crews on the Moon as part of the Artemis program. 

There is a hidden hallmark "BB" which is a tribute to a personal friend and fellow aerospace patch collector who passed away suddenly this Spring. 

 

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