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music_space
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posted 09-02-2010 05:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone out there with a "complete" Canadian Space Agency (CSA) patch collection?

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-02-2010 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not patches, but a while back when I wrote to the CSA I received a complete selection of their personal patches in sticker form, up to at least STS-74, possibly STS-100.

music_space
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posted 09-03-2010 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hart, whom did you contact exactly?

You'll see in this other forum topic my two cents about the CSA's memorabilia department.

Given this, am I right in presuming that Canadian patches (and memorabilia) make for challenging collection and completion?

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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-03-2010 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Honestly, I don't remember who as it's been so long ago.

I do remember that a response I got from Julie Payette - whether it was individually or the CSA office in general - she included her STS-96 personal patch.

I have seen the CSA name tab patch and the CSA logo patches for sale. But the individual astronaut patches, no. (And sorry, I don't have the Payette patch anymore.)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 09-03-2010 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Through a friend who used to work for CSA and through meeting CSA representatives at shuttle launches, I've been able to pick up the recent patches for MacLean (STS-115), Williams (STS-118), and Payette (STS-127), in addition to Thirsk's patch for his long-duration stay during Expeditions 20 and 21.

But they are difficult to come by; I would have expected a wider distribution given Canada's demonstrated enthusiasm for their astronauts.

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posted 09-15-2010 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for space canuck   Click Here to Email space canuck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a complete collection of CSA patches and am a former employee of CSA.

Unfortunately the CSA Communications department has missed the boat on publicity for our astronauts. I have had to rely on my personal/professional relationship with our astronauts individually and on former co-workers.

For a short period in the mid-1990's, the CSA allowed the Canadian ISU graduates group the rights to sell the CSA personal patches as a fundraiser, but that had very little publicity and everything was brought "in-house."

We also had 5 education/resource centers across the country that had tons of education materials, posters, stickers, videos and limited number of patches, but they were also closed down after 5 years of operations.

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