These NASA 60th Anniversary Pins & Patches will be launched into space on the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-14 Flight which is destined for the International Space Station. The flight is is scheduled to launch in November/December this year.
Once launched into space, the SpaceX Dragon Capsule carrying these pins & patches will take 2-3 days to rendezvous with the Space Station. Once docked they will be transferred to the MISSE-Flight Facility using the ISS robotic arm, where they will remain for a 6 month flight in orbit around the Earth. After travelling over 75 million miles during its flight aboard the ISS (4.8 miles per second x 6 months) the pins and patches will return to Earth via SpaceX Dragon Capsule, where they will then be delivered to you as a unique collectable and a piece of space history.
While in space the pins and patches will be subject to:
Temperatures of -100 °C (-148 °F) up to 120 °C (248 °F)
After travelling over 75 million milesduring its flight aboard the ISS (4.8 miles per second x 6 months) the pins and patches will return to Earth via SpaceX Dragon Capsule, where it will then be delivered to you as a unique collectable and a piece of space history. Each Pin & Patch will come with Photographs and Certification Documentation.
Where are the Pins & Patches right now?
Currently the Sample Carrier containing the (soon to be) SpaceX Flown Pins & Patches is undergoing vibration, thermal and vacuum testing for flight verification. When this process is complete, the MSC will ship out to Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be loaded into the trunk of a SpaceX Dragon Capsule.
What will the Pins & Patches launch on?
A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket!
Where can I order one of these Pins & Patches?
Our SpaceX & ISS Flown Pins and Patches are available to order direct from our website.