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[i][b]More Bad Judgement on ISS[/b]
[URL=http://cgi.ebay.com/Soyuz-TMA-5-ISS-10-Flown-American-Confederate-Flag_W0QQitemZ7753861622QQcategoryZ40129QQcmdZViewItem]Soyuz TMA-5/ISS-10 Flown American Confederate Flag[/URL], eBay
"4 x 6 inches American Confederate Flag flown on board Soyuz TMA-5 and International Space Station 192 days during Expedition-10. Cancelled on orbit with three handstamps (main handstamp BOARD OF ISS and two round onboard handstamps Soyuz TMA-5 and ISS-10). Signed by ISS-10 crew Leroy Chiao (ISS-10 commander) and Salizhan Sharipov (Soyuz TMA-5 commander, ISS-10 engineer)."[/i]
[b]Editor's note:[/b] Looks like this pile of flags was flown for one purpose: profit. This seems to be something initiated by Russia - not the U.S. None the less, you'd think that someone on the U.S. side of the ISS program would have expressed some concern about flying a symbol on the ISS that many Americans associate with slavery. I wonder what the Russians would think if the U.S. flew [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Flag_of_Chechen_Republic_of_Ichkeria.svg]this flag[/URL]? Let's see what NASA PAO says on Monday morning.
[b]Use of Position[/b]
ISS crewmembers shall refrain from any use of the position of ISS crewmember that is motivated, or has the appearance of being motivated, by private gain, including financial gain, for himself or herself or other persons or entities. Performance of ISS duties shall not be considered to be motivated by private gain. Furthermore, no ISS crewmember shall use the position of ISS crewmember in any way to coerce, or give the appearance of coercing, another person to provide any financial benefit to himself or herself or other persons or entities.
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