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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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NASA SOFIA End of Service Commemorative 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). 

 

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