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Retrorocket Emblems 2014 Releases

Due to the success of our 2014 Kickstarter Campaign and with a very special thank you to the supporters who made that happen, Retrorocket Emblems is happy to announce the very limited availability of four new commemorative patches:

HAM the Astro Chimp Commemorative Patch

Ham the Astro Chimp was launched on a sub-orbital flight on January 31, 1961 atop a Mercury-Redstone rocket as part of Project Mercury. The name “Ham” was given to the chimpanzee only after his successful mission. NASA was concerned with the potential of bad publicity surrounding the possibility of a failed mission with a named chimp on board, so until after his mission, Ham was known as “No. 65” and among his handlers, he was known as “Chop Chop Chang”. The patch was designed as if it was produced as an official mission emblem prior to the flight and humorously shows Chop Chop Chang riding his MR-2 capsule into space.

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AS-201 Commemorative Patch

The Apollo-Saturn 201 (AS-201) mission was an unmanned suborbital flight to test the Saturn IB launch vehicle and the Apollo Command and Service Modules. It was the first flight of the two-stage Saturn IB. The objectives of the flight were to verify the structural integrity, launch loads, stage separation, and operation of subsystems of the Saturn 1B, and evaluate the Apollo spacecraft subsystems, heatshield, and mission support facilities. The patch depicts the Saturn IB rising atop a column of fire and smoke and the Command Module re-entering the atmosphere.

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AS-202 Commemorative Patch

The Apollo-Saturn 202 (AS-202) mission was an unmanned suborbital flight to test the Saturn 1B launch vehicle and the Apollo Command and Service Modules. The objectives of the flight were to verify the structural integrity, launch loads, stage separation, and operation of subsystems of the Saturn IB, and evaluate the Apollo spacecraft separations, emergency detection system, subsystems, heatshield at high re-entry velocity, and mission support facilities. All objectives were achieved. The patch shows the CM module re-entering performing a skip re-entry with and the Apollo CSM performing a test burn of the Service Propulsion System (SPS) engine.

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Apollo 6 Commemorative Patch

The unmanned Saturn/Apollo 6 mission was designed as the final qualification of the Saturn V launch vehicle and Apollo spacecraft for manned Apollo missions. The spacecraft consisted of the three stage Saturn V, the Apollo Command and Service Module (CSM) and a boilerplate Lunar Module (LM). The patch shows a stylized diagram of the CSM flight path as well as the CSM firing its SPS engine for Direct-Return. A lyre is also depicted, the symbol of the Greek god Apollo, namesake of the project this mission was a test for. 

Less than 15 of each design remain for sale and are available for purchase as a set and individually. At this time, while each patch is numbered 1-50, I cannot guarantee that the set you will receive will have matching numbers for all of the patches.

Worldwide shipping ($15 + $3):

Set of all four commemorative patches: $50.00 each plus shipping.

Limit two sets (2) per customer. The shipping is the same for 1 or 2 sets.

Four Pack: US shipping ($50 + $3):

Four Pack: International shipping ($50 + $6):

You can find my eBay seller profile here: seller:liembahneman where you can review my feedback as a seller.