RARE STS-43 PATCH STICKER
THE STS-43 PATCH PORTRAYS THE EVOLUTION AND CONTINUITY OF OUR SPACE PROGRAM BY HIGHLIGHTING 30 YEARS OF AMERICAN MANNED SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE -- FROM MERCURY TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE.
THE EMERGENCE OF THE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS FROM THE OUTLINED CONFIGURATION OF THE MERCURY SPACE CAPSULE COMMEMORATES THIS SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP. THE ENERGY OND MOMENTUM OF LAUNCH ARE CONVEYED BY THE GRADATIONS OF BLUE WHICH MARK THE SHUTTLE'S ASCENT FROM EARTH TO SPACE.
ONCE IN EARTH-ORBIT, ATLANTIS CARGO BAY OPENS TO REVEAL THE TRACKING AND DATA RELAY SATELLITE WHICH APPEARS IN GOLD EMPHASIS AGAINST THE WHITE WINGS OF ATLANTIS AND THE STARK BLACKNESS OF SPACE. A PRIMARY MISSION OBJECTIVE, THE TRACKING AND DATA RELAY SATELLITE SYSTEM WILL ENABLE ALMOST CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATION FROM EARTH TO SPACE FOR FUTURE SPACE SHUTTLE MISSIONS.
THE STARS ON THE PATCH ARE ARRANGED TO SUGGEST THIS MISSION'S STST NUMBER, FOUR STARS TO THE LEFT OF THE SHUTTLE AND THREE STARS TO THE RIGHT.
STS-43 PATCH STICKER
Smoky Mountain Relic Room offers a 30 return policy with proof of purchase.
-Limited Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee-
The Smoky Mountain Relic Room stands behind the items we sell with a limited lifetime guarantee. We will exchange any item for store credit if the item sold is found by a certified authenticator not to be the authentic artifact, fossil, meteorite or mineral that we advertised it as being. A letter, specific to the artifact, fossil, meteorite or mineral in question, from a certified authenticator (in the business under the occupation specific to the item in question) must be brought in with the item for the return to be acceptable. This guarantee is for the lifetime of the initial purchaser only. See the Relic Room Manager, downstairs inside Smoky Mountain Knife Works, for more information. Original receipt required for exchanges.