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Shenzhou 9 Embroidered Mission Patch

Highly detailed, rich colours embroidered mission patch for Shenzhou 9. A must for any discerning collector.

shenzhou 9 full colour embroidered mission patch

October 29, 2012 Posted by | China in Space, Commemorative Space Patch, space, Space Patches | , | Leave a comment

International Space Station Insignia

Large detailed 6″ diameter version of this classic design featuring the completed ISS – International Space Station, circled by the national flags of the international participant countries. Highly detailed will make a great display centerpiece, or great on a jacket.

six inch diameter international space station embroidered logoSpace Station

The International Space Station marked its 10th anniversary of continuous human occupation on Nov. 2, 2010. Since Expedition 1, which launched Oct. 31, 2000, and docked Nov. 2, the space station has been visited by 204 individuals.

At the time of the anniversary, the station’s odometer read more than 1.5 billion statute miles (the equivalent of eight round trips to the Sun), over the course of 57,361 orbits around the Earth.

As of July 2012, there have been 125 launches to the space station since the launch of the first module, Zarya, at 1:40 a.m. EST on Nov. 20, 1998: 81 Russian vehicles, 37 space shuttles, one U.S. commercial vehicle, three European and three Japanese vehicles. The final space shuttle mission July 8-21, 2011, by Atlantis delivered 4.5 tons of supplies in the Raffaello logistics module.

A total of 162 spacewalks have been conducted in support of space station assembly totaling more than 1,021 hours.

The space station, including its large solar arrays, spans the area of a U.S. football field, including the end zones, and weighs 861,804 pounds, not including visiting vehicles. The complex now has more livable room than a conventional five-bedroom house, and has two bathrooms, a gymnasium and a 360-degree bay window.

Additional launches will continue to augment these facts and figures, so check back here for the latest.

International Space Station Size & Mass

  • Module Length: 167.3 feet (51 meters)
  • Truss Length: 357.5 feet (109 meters)
  • Solar Array Length: 239.4 feet (73 meters)
  • Mass: 924,739 pounds (419,455 kilograms)
  • Habitable Volume: 13,696 cubic feet (388 cubic meters)
  • Pressurized Volume: 32,333 cubic feet (916 cubic meters)
  • Power Generation: 8 solar arrays = 84 kilowatts
  • Lines of Computer Code: approximately 2.3 million

October 29, 2012 Posted by | international space station, Space Patches | , , | 1 Comment

Space Shuttle Orbiter Flag Patches including Enterprise,Columbia,Challenger,Endeavour,Discovery & Atlantis

Just released our own celebratory Space Shuttle Flag patches. Only placed on the Spaceboosters website last night and already proving popular.

 

Embroidered Flag Patch for NASA Space Shuttle Challenger, with stars and stripes, red, white and blue motif.

NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Flag Patch

 

Embroidered Flag Patch for NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis 

NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis Embroidered Flag Patch

Embroidered Flag Patch for NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise, with stars and stripes, red, white and blue motif.

NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise Embroidered Flag Patch

NASA Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) Embroidered Flag Patch

 

NASA Space Shuttle Columbia Embroidered Flag Patch

Embroidered Flag Patch for NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour, with stars and stripes, red, white and blue motif.

NASA Space Shuttle Endeavour Embroidered Flag Patch

Embroidered Flag Patch for NASA Space Shuttle Discovery, with stars and stripes, red, white and blue motif.

NASA Space Shuttle Discovery Embroidered Flag Patch

 

October 3, 2012 Posted by | Commemorative Space Patch, NASA, Space Patches, Space Shuttle | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment