Launched aboard the orbiter Discovery on Mission STS-31 April 24th 1990. Initial tests indicated a spherical aberration in the primary mirror. Hubble was thought by many to be a colossal failure. In 1993 and during 4 subsequent serving missions shuttle astronauts upgraded the HST and in fact, improved the hardware significantly. These upgrades enabled to rewrite astronomy textbooks for generations to come. This design showcases Hubble orbiting earth and perring into deep space. The inner border is reminiscent of the primary mirror and is bordered by the 6 HST mission numbers. The gold astronaut pin pays tribut to those 'Hubble Huggers' who performed the EVA's.
This design was created by Tim Gagnon of Titusville, Florida and Jorge Cartes, of Madrid, Spain. It is a fully embroidered, 12" patch.
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All International shipments may have customs, duties or taxes added, to your order. The recipient of the package is responsible for these costs. Please contact your local customs or Postal Authorities, to know what these fees may be.
Some of our products are shipped directly from the supplier to our customers. Depending on the location of the particular supplier, the shipment may take up to ten days.
For 'oversized packages' and custom models, ACTUAL SHIPPING charges will apply and NOT what the shopping cart shows for shipping. The cart cannot compute over-sized packages. You will be notified what the shipping options and pricing will be.
CUSTOMS / DUTIES / TAXES
International orders likely will have customs, duties and / or taxes imposed on your shipment, before receiving your package. All of these costs are the customers responsibility. We are required to fill out the forms when we ship your package. We ALWAYS lower the price, near or cost, as to help reduce what may be imposed and charged to our customers.
Returns are accepted and given full refunds, if the item is returned in the original condition received. Refunds are then authorized and made to the method of payment that was made.
Special Orders, such as the Replica Apollo Suit cannot be cancelled, once ordered. Art Prints, Astronaut Suits and Models once shipped, cannot be cancelled. If returned, there is a 15% restocking fee. All orders older than 30 days that are returned for any reason, are also charged a 10% restocking fee.