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capoetc
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posted 06-12-2010 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have any information about these pins?

Were they awards for NASA employees? Available for purchase at the KSC gift shop?

I recently acquired one and was wondering about the background on them. Thanks.

Go4Launch
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posted 06-13-2010 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently read they were issued by Rockwell, (not NASA as I had guessed). They turn up fairly regularly on eBay and don't go very high.

capoetc
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posted 06-13-2010 07:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Go4Launch:
I recently read they were issued by Rockwell, (not NASA as I had guessed). They turn up fairly regularly on eBay and don't go very high.

Thanks -- I'm not very concerned about the value, I'm more interested in what they were used for. My guess is that they were given to program participants, but I don't know that for sure.

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AJ
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posted 06-13-2010 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I actually have one that is a charm, rather than a pin (though I have one of those, as well, thanks to a cool guy I know!). it's really neat. Farthest Reaches has one for sale, but my guess is that the price there has more to do with the fact that it is from Al Worden's personal collection. as for the provenance, I have no idea. sorry!

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