Rocket Lab is raising money for the New Zealand Department of Conservation’s (DOC) protection efforts of the critically endangered tūturuatu (shore plover) bird located on Waikawa (Portland Island) near Rocket Lab's Launch Complex 1 in Mahia.The Race to Space mission patch design was submitted by conservation scientist Dr Stephanie Galla from Boise, Idaho, as part of a global competition to design a unique Rocket Lab mission patch. As a former researcher at the University of Canterbury who worked with DOC to manage threatened birds, Dr Stephanie Galla and Rocket Lab have partnered to release this design as a limited-edition Race To Space mission patch, with 100% of proceeds going towards the bird's protection programme at DOC.
Special Edition patch - Race To Space (tūturuatu)
Embroidered onto a heat pressed application backing.
115mm high x 98mm wide