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Enos was the second chimpanzee launched into space by NASA. He was the first chimpanzee, and third hominid after cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov, to achieve Earth orbit. Enos's flight occurred on November 29, 1961. This is a patch commemorating his spaceflight. It is 4" wide. 

 

Retrorocket Emblems is excited to release the Gemini 5 "Crew Souvenir" replica patch. This is the first time this style of patch has been made as a replica. Patch is 4" in diameter. 

 

 

Project Mercury was NASA first major project toward putting an American on the moon. Seven astronauts were selected to undergo these missions to evaluate how human's performed in space. 
 
Each of the mercury spacecraft was adorned with unique artwork of various styling reflecting the astronaut's chosen name for their spacecraft. While some of the artwork was simple lettering, the more flourished artwork was painted by artist Cece Bibby. 
 
The "official" Mercury patches that have been in circulation for decades are a notoriously lackluster series of patches. Eventually a set of simple, round patches were produced that more faithfully reproduced the spacecraft's respective artwork, but this set is hard to find and has been out of production for a long time. 
 
Originally I had planned to augment that set with just two designs: "Delta 7" and "Freedom 7 II" fantasy patches for two missions that never came to be. While Deke Slayton's "Delta 7" artwork is purely fantasy, Shepard's second flight actually has artwork on the capsule at the National Air and Space Museum. 
 
To differentiate these patches from the other sets, I have designed to them to appear as they did on the corrugated metal skin of the spacecraft.   
 
 

Another milestone in the crewed Dragon capsule program was a successful splashdown at sea after docking and undocking from the ISS. 

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On August 27, 2019, SpaceX flew its ungainly "Starhopper" test vehicle on a 150M flight at its Boca Chica Texas facilities. The squatty appearance of the vehicle gave it many nicknames including the "Flying Water Tower". The successful test of the Raptor engine means the continuation of the Starship program for SpaceX. 

 

 

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The original patch was spotted as part of the historic Armstrong family collectible auctions in 2019. Previous Dyna Soar project patches have been produced but the auction listing for Neil Armstrongs patch revealed the detail of the patch which allowed me to create this high-fidelity replica. Limited to 50 patches. 

Original at Armstrong Auction Retrorocket Emblem's Replica

 

Earlier this year the world was mesmerized by the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch. Not only did this showcase their new Heavy Booster, it was also a marketing coup with the launch of Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster into space. The world watched for hours as the car and it's passenger the "Starman" orbited the Earth. I designed a commemorative patch for the occasion, and in my usual fashion, launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the prodution of the patch. The campaign was such a success that I decided that I should add a "stretch goal" of an additional patch to all of the backers. The second patch commemorates the first attempt to land three boosters similtanously. Even though only two landed successfully, it was an still an amazing feat. 

Now that all of the Kickstarter orders are fulfilled I can open sales of the patches to the public. 

Due to the incredible support from the Kickstarter backers, I have decided to use some of the funds to gift everyone with a bonus patch. Polling ends September 22.

First Crew Dragon splashdown
50% (38 votes)
First Faring Capture / Ms. Tree Boat
50% (38 votes)
Total votes: 76

I have been fortunate and delighted to design a series of patches for NASA's flyign telescope SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy).

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