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I will be unable to ship orders placed between April 2-April 20 until after April 21 due to vacation and other events. Thank you for your patience. 

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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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.

The patch is 4" wide and delivery is expected in late April 2024. This is a longer than usual turnround due to some vacation time. 

 

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. 

 

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. 

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