SpaceX CRS-14 Falcon 9, CRS-17 Dragon & ISS Space Flown Pin
This incredible NASA 60th Anniversary Pin was launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-14 mission to the International Space Station on 2nd April 2018, where they orbited for 14 months before returning to Earth in May 2019.
This NASA pin was launched into space aboard the SpaceX CRS-14 spacecraft on 2nd April 2018 at 20:30:38 UTC, 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 Dragon 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 14 months and 1 day.
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-17 Dragon capsule, which undocked from the Space Station and safely returned to Earth on 3rd June 2019.
Throughout the entire journey, this pin travelled 176,292,853 miles and orbited Earth 6704 times in its 14 month, 1 day, 1 hour, 18 minute, 0 second flight aboard the ISS (4.8 miles per second x 14 months).
- 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 patch flew aboard the following spacecraft:
- SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
- International Space Station
- SpaceX Dragon Capsule
About the patch 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 SpaceX CRS-14 spacecraft on 2nd April 2018. The payload was attached to the exterior of the ISS and orbited for over 14 months and 176,292,853 miles before returning to Earth via a SpaceX Dragon capsule on 3rd June 2019. This pin was contained within this payload.
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