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space4u
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posted 01-31-2007 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need help for the identification of a patch that has a blue background and a red outline and says "NASA 73" and "You've come a long way baby!" There's also a R and N inside of flight wings and the number 12 in the center of the patch.

Thanks so much for any help, Marcy

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posted 02-01-2007 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's an NASA Nurse patch. I believe Gene Dorr's website or spacepatches.nl can provide you with the details.

Tim

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posted 02-01-2007 02:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacy   Click Here to Email spacy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does it look like this?

space4u
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posted 02-01-2007 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes that is exactly the patch in question. Was it ever used for anything specific?
Thanks for your help, Marcy

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posted 02-02-2007 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spacy   Click Here to Email spacy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's the info I found:

"This patch was designed and ordered by 12 nurses who went through NASA astronaut training in 1973. The 12 passed with "flying colors" but were never given the option of joining the program."

space4u
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posted 02-03-2007 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information everyone!

--Marcy

perineau
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posted 11-18-2008 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for perineau   Click Here to Email perineau     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have the names of these 12 nurses?

I've contacted different "women in space" websites and NASA with no success. Any help would be most appreciated! (It's for a space history project.)

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