Pioneer F Spacecraft Pictorial Plaque Nasa T Shirt

Sale price$27.00

Gender: Mens
Size: Small
size information

We use a variety of different brands for shirt printing. Generally they are Gildan Heavy and Fruit Of The Loom Heavy but this can change, depending on the colour and availability of individual colours. If you have a particular aversion to any brand let us know and we should be able to substitute it.

The sizes given below can vary a little so please get in touch if you would like to know the dimensions of a particular shirt!:

Standard adult shirts:

Find the perfect fit with our comprehensive size chart. Measure your size according to these guidelines:

  • Width: Measure across the garment 1 cm down from the armholes.
  • Length: Measure from the highest point of the shoulder to the bottom edge of the shirt.
Size Width (cm) Length (cm)
S 48.5 69.5
M 53.5 72
L 56 74.5
XL 61 77
XXL 66 78.5
3XL 71 80

Please note: The measurements provided are to help you choose the correct size and may vary slightly by style.


Ladies fit (round neck) shirts - (all sizes except natural):
small 44cm wide & 62cm long
medium - 46.4cm wide & 64cm long
large - 49cm wide & 65cm long
XL - 51.5cm wide & 66cm long
Ladies fit (round neck) shirts - natural colour only
small 41cm wide & 64cm long
medium - 43cm wide & 67cm long
large - 47cm wide & 69cm long
XL - 50cm wide & 71cm long
Kids T shirts:
3-4 - 38cm wide & 45cm long
5-6 - 40.5cm wide & 50cm long
7-8 - 43cm wide & 55cm long
9-11 - 46cm wide & 60cm long
Colour: Black

This is a great space T shirt featuring as it does the plaque attached to the Pioneer F spacecraft, destined to be the first man made object to escape from the solar system into interstellar space, carries this pictorial plaque. It is designed to show scientifically educated inhabitants of some other star system, who might intercept it millions of years from now, when Pioneer was launched, from where, and by what kind of beings. (With the hope that they would not invade Earth.) The design is etched into a 6 inch by 9 inch gold-anodized aluminum plate, attached to the spacecraft's attenna support struts in a position to help shield it from erosion by interstellar dust. The radiating lines at left represents the positions of 14 pulsars, a cosmic source of radio energy, arranged to indicate our sun as the home star of our civilization. The "1-" symbols at the ends of the lines are binary numbers that represent the frequencies of these pulsars at the time of launch of Pioneer F relative of that to the hydrogen atom shown at the upper left with a "1" unity symbol. The hydrogen atom is thus used as a "universal clock," and the regular decrease in the frequencies of the pulsars will enable another civilization to determine the time that has elapsed since Pioneer F was launched. The hydrogen is also used as a "universal yardstick" for sizing the human figures and outline of the spacecraft shown on the right. The hydrogen wavelength, about 8 inches, multiplied by the binary number representing "8" shown next to the woman gives her height, 64 inches. The figures represent the type of creature that created Pioneer. The man's hand is raised in a gesture of good will. Across the bottom are the planets, ranging outward from the Sun, with the spacecraft trajectory arching away from Earth, passing Mars, and swinging by Jupiter.. One of a great range of space and NASA patch T shirts available - see our other listings for more!