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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-21-2011 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2009 Astronaut Class "The Chumps" patch

The insignia for NASA's 20th group of astronaut trainees, otherwise known as "The Chumps," including:
  • Serena M. Aunon (NASA)
  • Jeanette J. Epps (NASA)
  • Jack D. Fischer (NASA)
  • Jeremy Hansen (CSA)
  • Michael S. Hopkins (NASA)
  • Norishige Kanai (JAXA)
  • Kjell N. Lindgren (NASA)
  • Takuya Onishi (JAXA)
  • Kathleen (Kate) Rubins (NASA)
  • David Saint-Jacques (CSA)
  • Scott D. Tingle (NASA)
  • Mark T. Vande Hei (NASA)
  • Gregory R. (Reid) Wiseman (NASA)
  • Kimiya Yui (JAXA)
Editor's note: Look closely at the Earth in the patch and you may see a cloud that is decidedly a banana-shape. From our Oct. 2009 article and interview with Chump Mark Vande Hei:
...Vande Hei said that the Chumps posed for a similar fun [crew photo].

"We posed with bananas," he described.

But if they are the Chumps and not the chimps, how does that reflect the 2009 class?

"Our mascot is Chump the Chimp," explained Vande Hei.

KSCartist
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posted 01-22-2011 05:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful patch! Nice composition. I wish Jorge and I had done it.

Fezman92
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posted 01-22-2011 10:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like how there is an Orion capsule going down towards Earth from Mars.

issman1
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posted 01-22-2011 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for issman1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It could be an Orion, but then again a Dragon or CST-100.

dogcrew5369
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posted 01-24-2011 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be happy if the capsule translates into anything man rated in the not too distant future.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-20-2011 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Group 20 astronaut Jack Fischer flew the T-38 jet that brought Steve Bowen to Kennedy Space Center today for Discovery's launch later this week.

Fischer wore his class patch on his flight suit. (Photo was taken from a distance.)

Greggy_D
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posted 02-20-2011 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patch looks too busy to me.

BMckay
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posted 08-22-2011 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is not to bad up close. They are better then the knockoff coming from Malaysia.

BMckay
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posted 06-07-2012 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone seen any?

p51
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posted 06-08-2012 12:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
DANG! A guy I served with was at Ellington JRB a month ago and offered to swap me for one of these but he had no idea what it was. Probably was a real one and neither of us had a clue...

Gonzo
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posted 06-08-2012 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of curiosity, how hard is it to get the Astronaut Class patches? (To add to collections, of course.)

BMckay
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posted 07-11-2013 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't know they made decals for this class as well. I have one. Plus a "fun tab" Does anyone know of any other "Fun Tabs"?

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