ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT Headed For International Space Station

Rocket Raccoon and Groot
Credit: Marvel Comics
Credit: Marvel / CASIS

Rocket Racoon and Groot are representing the United States to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of a unique partnership between Marvel and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). The publisher designed this mission patch, which will be used to represent all CASIS payloads intended for ISS this year.

“A major mission for us here at CASIS is to find unique and innovative ways to bring notoriety to the ISS National Laboratory and the research that is being conducted on our orbiting laboratory,” said CASIS Director of Operations and Educational Opportunities Ken Shields. “There are very few brands in the world who have as large an impact as Marvel, and we are thrilled to partner with them on this project and look forward to Rocket and Groot inspiring a new generation of researchers interested in the space station.”

This patch will be on over 100 science investigations intended to be sent to, and conducted at, the ISS National Lab.

Here is a video about the patch's development:

No details on if the patch will be made available to the public.

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