Marvel and Marvel Custom Solutions have created a new mission patch for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), one featuring Rocket Raccoon and Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy.
The new patch represents all payloads intended for the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory in calendar year 2016. During 2016, over 100 science investigations are intended to launch and be conducted on the ISS National Lab representing life and physical sciences, material sciences, technology development, Earth observation and student inquiries. The announcement was made at Comic Con in San Diego.
Additionally, later in 2016 CASIS will announce an education flight contest focused on Rocket and Groot intended to inspire, excite and mobilize the next generation of scientists and engineers.
There’s even a behind-the-scenes video about the creation of and the special meaning behind this mission patch: