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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. 



On May 6, 2024, Boeing, ULA and NASA will attempt to launch the first crewed flight of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. This flight is also called Boeing CFT or Boe-CFT. The crew, Butch Wilmore and Sunita Williams, have named the spacecraft "Calypso" after reknowned undersea explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau's ship the RV Calypso. I wanted to design a patch that celebrates the origin of the spacecraft's name. This patch depicts the Starliner Calypso on re-entry after it has departed the ISS. The patch shows the black of space and the wavy blues of the Earth's oceans. On the horizon is the original MV Calypso. This patch is expected to ship in mid-June. The patch is 4" in diameter. 


The original version of this patch was a spotted at auction on an orange flight suit once worn by a NASA "Vomit Comet" crew member. The KC-135 was used to simulate weightlessness for brief times for training purposes by climbing and diving on its flight path. The aircraft got its nickname from the common side-effect of these climbs and dives: air sickness. The patch depicts a pooch who is turning green and holding in his vomit whold holding a barf bag. The KC-135 is seen flying behind on it's sinusoidal flight path.

The patch is 4" in diameter. 


On March 14, 2024, SpaceX launched Starship IFT-3 from Boca Chica, Texas. This flight accomplished a significant number of new milestones for the booster and spacecraft. This patch commemorates three of the milestores accomplished by Starship S28: the payload door opening, the propellant transfer test and partial reentry.


This model is a 3D printed 1:1 scale replica of a Langley Research Center Mercury Spacecraft wind tunnel model. This model was sold at auction in 2009 for almost $10,000, but this highly acurate model can be your for $30 + shipping! The model is shipped as a kit as the parts are a bit too delicate to ship as a completed model. The kit comprises of approximately 20, printed-in-color parts made of PLA and Silk PLA. The kit includes a tube of superglue and a jig for setting the main truss of the Launch Escape Tower. The assembled spaecraft and base stand about 12 inches tall.

This is a 3D printed item and will have some artifacts and imperfections that are a part of the 3D printing process. 


NASA JPL's innovative, record breaking Ingenuity Mars Helicoper finally made its last flight in January 2024. The helicopter, a secondary payload of the Perseverance Rover flew 72 times in its extended three-year mission. Blade damage finally meant the end of it's career. This patch celebrates its contribution to science. 

The patch is 4" tall.


On April 8, 2024, for the second time in 7 years, the skies over parts of North America will darken as the Moon passes before the Sun for a dramatic total solar eclipse. This patch commemorates that mystical event. The patch will be a unique hybrid of dye-sublimation and classic embroidery for maximum color and detail.

The patch is 4" in diameter and will be a unique hybrid dye-sublimation and embroidered patch to maximize detail and color. 

Patch will ship in late February. 


On November 18, 2023, Spacex once again tested the full-stack of their super-heavy booster and starship. This time the test was much more successful despite the destruction of both flight components. The 33 Raptors successfully lifted the stack to the point of hot-staging where the Starship stage successfullly staged and boosted into a sub-orbital trajectory before breaking up over the Caribbean. 

This patch depicts the dramatic stage separation as the vacuum Raptors ignite. The booster stage depicts the unique and dramatic engine cut-off order of engine shutdown just prior to hot-staging. The order is depicted in colors from warm to hot. 

The patch will be 5 inches tall and expected shipment will be late December or early January due to the holidays. 



Here is the approximate moment I wanted to capture in the patch:

This is the planned release, some details may differ in the embroidered patch due to limitations of embroidery:





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. 



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