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posted 05-23-2009 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voyager1975   Click Here to Email Voyager1975     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it possible to get a hold of the Japanese flag patch that some of the Japanese NASA astronauts such as Wakata wore through AB Emblem? Or how about the Israeli flag patch that Ian Ramon wore?

I also noticed that the Canadian flag patch worn by Julie Payette is different from the one that is on the The Space Store's website or AB Emblem's site. Her flag patch and other Canadian astronauts have the white border around the patch.

And lastly, the upcoming STS-128 mission has astronaut Christer Fluglesang wearing the Swedish flag patch on the left sleeve of the orange pressure suit in the STS-128 crew photo.

Are any of these international flag patch available or have they ever been?


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posted 05-24-2009 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe the patches of first Japanese in space (Toyohiro Akiyama to the Mir space station in December 1990) were auctioned by Sotheby's in 1996...

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