Astronaut Helmet Moustache Patch – Limited Edition
Limited Edition – Astronaut Helmet Moustache Patch
This limited edition patch (100 only) is the first in a series of space themed collectables that assist good causes too. Recent space station commander Chris Hadfield, sporting a fine moustache, raised the profile of space exploration around the world with his musical abilities and a series of ‘life in space’ videos broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS).
Fifty pence from the sale of each patch will be donated to the Movember charity. Find out more about Movember here!
Highly detailed, rich colours embroidered mission patch for Shenzhou 9. A must for any discerning collector.
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.
This full colour patch measures approx 10cm x 7.5 cm (4″ x 3″)
A limited edition of only 100 patches – a ‘Spaceboosters’ exclusive.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST), a collaboration between ESA and NASA, is a 2.4 m-diameter space telescope optimised to observe from the ultraviolet to the infrared. Launched in 1990 and designed to be refurbished in space by astronauts, Hubble is one of the greatest scientific projects of all time. Since launch, it has opened our eyes to the wonders of our ‘planetary’ backyard and beyond. In so many ways, Hubble has revolutionised modern astronomy, not only by being an efficient tool for making new discoveries, but also by changing the way astronomical research is done.
At the heart of HST is a 2.4 m-diameter primary mirror. This supplies light to a collection of five science instruments that work across the entire optical spectrum: from infrared, through the visible, to ultraviolet light.
It has three cameras, two spectrographs and a set of Fine Guidance Sensors that allow Hubble to accurately point to targets on the sky. HST was placed in a low orbit and was designed to be serviced in space by astronauts on the Space Shuttle, thus allowing instruments to be replaced as technology improved, and observatory subsystems to be repaired and modernised.
Power for the computers and scientific instruments is provided by two solar wings. The solar wings also charge six nickel-hydrogen batteries that power the spacecraft for about 25 minutes per orbit while it flies through Earth’s shadow.
The telescope uses an elaborate system of attitude controls to improve its stability during observations. Reaction wheels manoeuvre the telescope into place, and gyroscopes monitor its position in space. Fine Guidance Sensor units are used to lock onto guide stars to ensure the extremely high pointing accuracy needed to make precise observations.
A new embroidered patch celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the U.S Space Shuttle Program is due for release from the official NASA supplier.
These will be available through the store and can be pre-ordered. 1981-2011 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Patch Pre-order.
An anniversary lapel pin will also be available shortly and can also be pre-ordered. 1981-2011 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Pin Pre-order.
Mercury-Redstone 3 was a U.S. Mercury program manned space mission launched on May 5, 1961 using a Redstone rocket. The Mercury spacecraft was named Freedom 7 which performed a suborbital flight piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard, who became the first American in space. The flight lasted less than 16 minutes and attained an altitude of just over 187 kilometres (116 mi).
The commemorative embroidered patch will be available before the anniversary date of May 5th and can be preordered from the Spaceboosters Online Store. Mercury 3 Commemorative Embroidered Patch.
Early on the morning of April 12, 1981, two astronauts sat strapped into their seats on the flight deck of Columbia, a radically new spacecraft known as the space shuttle.
John Young, the commander, had already flown in space four times, including a walk on the moon in 1972. Bob Crippen, the pilot, was a Navy test pilot who would go on to command three future shuttle missions. But nothing either man had done or would do was quite like this.
The Buran spacecraft (meaning Snowstorm or Blizzard), a Russian version of the space shuttle completed only one mission. This was an unmanned flight in 1988 completely remotely controlled (an achievement in its own right).
The Buran program was cancelled in 1993. The flown Buran was destroyed in 2002 when the hangar that housed it collapsed.
Embroidered Buran Patch
The patch measures approx 4″ x 2″ Limited edition of only 100 patches.
Yuri Gagarin and Vostok 1
In only a few short months the world will see the 50th Anniversary of the first human spaceflight. April 12th 1961-2011.
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft.
The Soviet Union was quite rightly proud of this fantastic achievement again beating the United States to the post, as they often did in the early days of the space race. It was not to last however. History shows that the initial slow start of the Americans quickly led to that giant leap for mankind in July of 1969.
- China Spaceflight – Shenzhou 10 Embroidered Mission Patch
- Space Helmet Moustache Patch
- Shenzhou 9 Embroidered Mission Patch
- International Space Station Insignia
- Space Shuttle Orbiter Flag Patches including Enterprise,Columbia,Challenger,Endeavour,Discovery & Atlantis
- Looking back – ISS Crew Patches
- Official André Kuipers ‘Spaceship Earth’ Embroidered Patch
- NASA Commercial Crew Pin (CCP)
- ESA ATV-4 Automated Transfer Vehicle Official Embroidered Patch
- ESA ATV-3 Automated Transfer Vehicle Official Embroidered Patch
- ESA National Flags Patch
- Space Station Expedition 3 Insignia