Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-10, SpaceX CRS-19 Dragon & ISS Space Flown Pin
This NASA pin was launched into space aboard the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft, the "S.S. John Young", where it berthed with the International Space Station on 15th November 2018. It then orbited Earth for 13 months and 22 days before returning to Earth aboard the SpaceX CRS-19 Dragon capsule.
This NASA pin was launched into space aboard the Northrop Grumman NG-10 Cygnus spacecraft, the S.S. John Young, on 15th November 2018, where the spacecraft then berthed with the International Space Station a few days later.
The astronaut crew of the Space Station unloaded the payload containing this pin from the Cygnus spacecraft, guided it into the airlock, and sealed it shut. The astronauts then used the Space Station's robotic arm to maneuver the payload and attach it to the exterior of the Space Station, where it orbited, exposed to deep space, for 13 months and 22 days.
The robotic arm was utilised by the astronauts once more to recover the payload and bring it back into the airlock. The astronauts then loaded the payload onto the SpaceX CRS-19 Dragon capsule, which undocked from the Space Station and safely returned to Earth on 7th January 2020.
Throughout the entire journey, this pin travelled 170,926,000 miles and orbited Earth 6479 times.
- x1 Space flown NASA pin
- Flight documentation & photographs
- 8" x 10" sealed protective toploader
- Certificate of authenticity
While in space this pin was exposed to:
- Temperatures of deep space
- Electromagnetic radiation (UV-A, UV-B, UV-C, Visible Light, IR)
- Micro-gravity (weightlessness)
- Vacuum of space
This pin flew aboard the following spacecraft:
- Northrop Grumman Antares Rocket
- Northrop Grumman Cygnus Spacecraft
- International Space Station
- SpaceX Dragon Capsule
About the pin design:
The pins and patches were made to celebrate NASA's 60th anniversary, an incredible milestone in spaceflight and an even more incredible history. The design shows the NASA logo and the below graphic being held in place by a ''6'', thus representing the 60th anniversary. The graphic shows an Apollo Command Module having been launched into space from Cape Canaveral in Florida, the historic launch site. Above Earth sits a half-moon, the other half being made up of 12 stars that represent the 12 men who walked on its surface. Finally, besides the Cape are three stars, a tribute to the Apollo 1 crew. The design is finished with ''60 Years in Space'' written along the bottom. The design encapsulates the struggles, achievements, and memory of all that NASA has achieved in its 60 remarkable years.
This space-flown pin comes from our private collection. We arranged for a payload of pins and patches to be sent up to the International Space Station aboard the Grumman Cygnus NG-10 spacecraft on 15th November 2018. The payload was attached to the exterior of the ISS and orbited for over 13 months and 170,926,000 miles before returning to Earth via a SpaceX Dragon capsule on 7th January 2020. This pin was contained within this payload.
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