In November of 1965, Elliot See, Jr. and Charles Bassett II were selected as the prime crew of Gemini IX. Bassett and See were killed on February 28, 1966, when their T-38 trainer jet crashed. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of their selection as the prime crew. The patch celebrates their selection and remembers their contribution to the US space program.
The patch depicts one of the astronauts on an EVA with their capsule in the foreground and Earth below. The astronaut is reaching toward the moon, the ultimate goal of the space program at the time.
All Retrorocket Emblem patches will be released in one-time, limited quantity batches to foster their originality and collectibility.
Risks and challenges
It takes several weeks to push a design and go through the iterative cycles of stitching, review and feedback with the embroidery company to narrow down the final product to a final product that I am willing to ship to collectors. While it may take as little as 4 weeks to accomplish, it can take longer depending on the workload of the embroidery company. Please note that delays on my end will be due to my strict quality control cycles to produce, in the end, a product I am willing to deliver to my customers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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