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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-01-2012 10:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX now has its own online shop.

butch wilks
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posted 12-06-2012 11:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just got in my first orders from the SpaceX shop. I have to say I've got to the moon before them, as I am over the moon with the quality of the items.

The t-shirts have got very good prints on them, the baseball hat is a flex fit type so no messing a round with the hat band to get it to fit and I just love the water bottle its just a great design with a built in hook, you just press to open the spout and you can fill it with 24oz of liquid. I'll be putting in more order to them with this quality.

I just have to wait for the patches to go on the web page now.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2012 04:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX will be introducing a limited edition set of their nine Dragon and Falcon patches as early as later today (Dec. 7). Only 200 sets will be offered.
The limited-edition mission patch collection includes a full set of all SpaceX mission patches, a total of 9. From the first launch of the Falcon 1 rocket to the most recent Falcon 9 mission to the International Space Station, you can review and relive SpaceX’s historic launches.

GACspaceguy
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posted 12-07-2012 04:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope to grab one of those sets, sounds great. Now if they would just offer a good looking large scale model(s).

GoesTo11
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posted 12-07-2012 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just searched "patch" on the homepage linked above, and it came up... Mission Patch Collection. Only US $30 for all nine!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2012 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX sent a set of the patches to collectSPACE for review; they arrived today.

The patches are accompanied by an information card with basic details about each of the nine flights and an embossed metallic/holographic Dragon logo.

The set is titled, "SpaceX Mission Patch Collection | 2012" — perhaps implying that SpaceX may release each year's flight patches as a set.

As for the patches themselves, all appear to be a new production run as compared to the few examples I have of patches that were produced at the time of the missions.* The current set uses more metallic threads and a tighter stitching for a much cleaner look.

Interestingly, the one patch without metallic thread is the CRS-1 emblem, which has a sheen but is much more subdued than the prior eight embroidered designs.

(* Judging presently from photographs, as I am on extended travel and do not have access to the physical patches at the moment.)

justin13
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posted 12-07-2012 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for justin13   Click Here to Email justin13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With a little help from a friend in California, my girlfriend recently started a collection with the first 8 SpaceX patches. It looks like they had been available to employees as a set before CRS-1 flew. I guess there's no easy way to get our hands on just the CRS-1 patch?

Ronpur
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posted 12-07-2012 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought for sure that a set of 9 patches would be outrageous in price....but $30! Wow, what a great deal! So glad I found this place to stay updated on all the new things happening!

spaceman
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posted 12-08-2012 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've just gone on to order a set and they are listed as "sold out." I think they were a little too limited in number. Maybe they'll do a rerun if demand is high enough.

J Blackburn
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posted 12-08-2012 08:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hopefully they will begin selling individual patches for each mission as they approach in the future. I would like to think that these 200 limited patch sets were an experiment to see if their patches would sell. I think if this is the case then SpaceX now knows that there is a market with a high demand for their patches.

GoesTo11
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posted 12-08-2012 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that was quick.

Emailed SpaceX to reiterate that the market is there for more, and for future mission patches.

Apollo 8
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posted 12-09-2012 05:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was very interested in these patches too! I was on a business trip for three days and read about the patches today. Wanted to order them immediately, but I had to realize, they are all sold out...

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posted 12-10-2012 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be real great, if SpaceX would produce more of these sets, that are sold out at the moment, because I think there are more people like me, who missed the chance to buy the set!

Gonzo
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posted 12-11-2012 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And for those interested, they have removed the sets entirely from their site! Searches return no results.

Cascader
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posted 12-12-2012 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My patches arrived this morning in England UK. Really nice patches and info card with hologram Dragon logo and the small bonus of SpaceX bag. Great service, thank you SpaceX and all involved in the project. All success for your future flights to ISS etc.

hoorenz
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posted 12-12-2012 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also received them today and there is absolutely no difference with the earlier patches sold by SpaceX employees.

mama04
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posted 12-12-2012 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mama04   Click Here to Email mama04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My sets arrived today as well. Very happy with them and as far as I can see, no difference to earlier received SpaceX patches I have.

Space Emblem Art
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posted 12-14-2012 10:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my patches today. I like them — very nice. I hope they'll continue with the patch sales. Can hardly wait for their patch for the first crewed Dragon mission.

Ronpur
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posted 12-15-2012 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my set today and I love them! I also like the SpaceX plastic tote bag that was in the package! I do hope they release some of the patches individually.

ilbasso
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posted 12-18-2012 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Got my set yesterday, but without the tote bag (perhaps because I didn't order one).

J Blackburn
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posted 12-18-2012 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received mine today along with a couple of hats and the Falcon 9 Rocket Kit for display. All items are very fine quality. The patches came with an 8 1/2 X 11 full color cardboard poster showing each mission patch, launch date, and launch site.

GoesTo11
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posted 12-19-2012 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my SpaceX patches on Monday and they look terrific.

Gonzo
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posted 12-20-2012 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ilbasso:
Got my set yesterday, but without the tote bag (perhaps because I didn't order one).
Got my set Tuesday. I didn't order the bag either but there was one in the envelope. And the bag is a nice, heavy drawstring plastic bag. Very similar to Apple's, if you know those.

James913
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posted 12-04-2013 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James913   Click Here to Email James913     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just a heads-up: the SpaceX website store is once again offering complete patch sets (up to CRS-2) for $20 plus tax and shipping.

(Looking more closely, it appears that the flight 4 patch may not be included. Still, good deal.)

Cascader
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posted 12-04-2013 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cascader   Click Here to Email Cascader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just to let you all know that the set is in fact 11 patches. The pictures are to be updated.

J Blackburn
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posted 12-04-2013 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine last night and was told the set included 11 patches. They are also offering a really nice poster set for $25. If the patches are anything like last year they will be limited.

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordered two more sets this morning to get the new patches. From what I can tell from the store that only shows nine patches (there are 11 being shipped), this set looks to include all the original nine from last year and two new patches. So for those of you that didn't get a set last year, here's a second chance to get them all in one shot.

Personally, I don't like that they chose to do it this way because the "limited to 200 sets" last year now is pretty meaningless. On one hand I'm glad they are offing them again so those that didn't get them last year now have a shot of adding them to their collections.

On the other hand, I ordered (and still have) two sets from last year that I thought were going to be "limited." Seems I'll now have four sets of the nine from last year and two sets for the two US flights this year.

(To be clear, I believe there were four flights this year, but only two were for the US. The other two were for Europe and Thailand. We'll have to see which flights the "new" patches were for once they start arriving in our hands, unless someone knows already!)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2013 08:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To date, there have been three Falcon flights in 2013:
  • For NASA, Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) to the International Space Station (March)
  • For MDA (Canada), Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) satellite (September)
  • For SES (Europe), SES-8 telecommunications satellite (December)
The launch of Thaicom 6 (Thailand) is targeted for later this month, though whether it takes place this year is still be seen.

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 09:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I sent SpaceX an email... From their reply (SpaceX Marketing/Communications):
...actually includes all 12 missions up into the SES mission only 9 are pictured but there's actually 12 included in the set.
So, there you go! This set appears to include the patch for EVERY mission that has launched thus far. (Which means these include more of the first 9 that were a "limited edition of 200 sets" last year.)

Gonzo
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posted 12-05-2013 12:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And the latest word from SpaceX is that calling them a "limited edition" last year was a misnomer. There are currently approximately 1000 in stock and those will be sold until stock runs out or the first of the year, whichever comes first.

From their email:

They are not limited edition, there is a limited run at a limited qty. They will only be available until they run out, or until the first of the year. There is just another 1,000 left in stock.

butch wilks
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posted 12-05-2013 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for butch wilks   Click Here to Email butch wilks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The poster and the patches sets have been taken off the site. I'd emailed them to see if they are still for sale as they have only been on the site for a few hours.

And as I get paid at 12.00 p.m. GMT, it looks as if I may have missed out on them one more time.

Update: Just had a email back from SpaceX —  The patches and posters will be available again, there was an issue due to an overwhelming response of orders. They said to please check back periodically.

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posted 12-05-2013 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too few people buying too many sets. I missed out the first time and again today. They are going to be relisted with a control on purchases to make it fair for all.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2013 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX says the patches and posters will be available for order again on Friday (Dec. 6).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2013 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX is still working to restore the patches and posters. The posters were briefly added back to the site on Friday, but removed again.

lucspace
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posted 12-08-2013 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucspace   Click Here to Email lucspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Weird thing is that I visited the online shop on Dec. 3; at that time, the patches were listed and available separately, at $7 each.

With SpaceX only offering them as a set now, how are earlier buyers supposed to keep their collection complete if each new patch is only available as part of a new and expanded 'full set'?

fredtrav
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posted 12-08-2013 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well if they hold their current pricing, it is cheaper to buy the set at $20. then three individual ones at $7 each.

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posted 12-09-2013 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Besixdouze   Click Here to Email Besixdouze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got lucky and ordered as soon as I saw the post, 4th December, and they arrived today in the UK. Fantastic service. Nine of the patches are identical to the first set, no variants. Hope everybody who wants a set gets the opportunity to buy one this time.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-10-2013 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The set of 12 SpaceX patches are back as of 21:00pm GMT Tuesday 10th Dec. (It still says it is a set of 9 patches).

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 12-11-2013 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The set of 12 SpaceX patches are back on sale as of 18:00pm GMT Wednesday 11th December.

Ronpur
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posted 12-12-2013 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered a set and I grabbed another hat as my current SpaceX hat is getting worn out.


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