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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. 

 

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SpaceX launched Starship Heavy Integrated Flight Test 4 on June 6, 2024 to great success. The flight met every milestone for the mission: hot stage ring separation, booster soft-landing on water, and Starship reentry survival (also with a soft-landing). Initially I designed the patch to highlight the booster soft-landing. After watching the launch, the clear universal highlight was "The Little Flap That Could": the incredibly resilient forward flap that still performed it's tasks despite the substantial damage due to thermal tile loss on re-entry. I decided to go with the original design as this was the original major milestone of this flight test, as it paves the way to actual booster capture and recovery at the launch tower. The patch depicts Booster 11's steamy water landing while Starship 29 continues its flight downrange (there's some artistic license here).

The patch will be 4 inches tall and delivery is expected mid-July 2024. 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

 

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. 

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. 

 

 

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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