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Philip
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posted 08-05-2011 12:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Comparable to the manned missions topic, I would like to start a topic on unmanned pins and buttons in order to learn what's out there. Here are my NASA Voyager buttons:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-08-2011 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend who helped lead two recent planetary missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent me his collection of pins that he amassed in his desk while there (he has since left JPL).

Among the mission insignia pins (e.g. Dawn, Genesis, 2001 Mars Odyssey, Deep Impact) and anniversary pins (e.g. TOPEX/Poseidon 10th anniversary, 40th anniversary Deep Space Network, 30 Years Voyager, Ulysses 1990-2008) were also a number of milestone pins I hadn't seen before.

For example: Grace 3 Years, Mars Odyssey 10,000 Orbits, Voyager 1 100 AU, and two for Cassini — 2 Years and 4 Years at Saturn.

Jim Behling
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posted 08-31-2011 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The top is pins of missions, payload and experiments that I have supported.

The bottom is the remainder of my collection.

to-the-stars
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posted 09-03-2011 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for to-the-stars   Click Here to Email to-the-stars     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jim, as a space pins collector I looked over your collection with great interest. Some of your pins I never met before.

Unfortunately the resolution of your images doesn't allow to see details and read inscriptions on some of the pins. Is it possible to get better images of the following pins or at least to quote the inscriptions?

Jim Behling
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posted 09-04-2011 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Third from the left says "Juno 2011 Lockheed Martin". First on the third row "Genesis".

The rest are on this page.

to-the-stars
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posted 09-05-2011 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for to-the-stars   Click Here to Email to-the-stars     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks a lot! Explanations and images of patches helped.

If you have or can get some space pin doubles I'll be happy to trade or buy. I have really many good traders. If you are interested, please email me.

Philip
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posted 09-14-2011 02:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just an overview of the Voyager encounters buttons (no anniversaries). Is this complete? I'm still searching the Voyager-Bendix button!

Philip
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posted 09-21-2011 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Since launch:
Pioneer 10 (March 1972) Pioneer 11 (April 1973)

Since passing asteroid belt:
Pioneer 10 (February 1973) Pioneer 11 (September 1974)

Since flyby of Jupiter:
Pioneer 10 (December 1973) Pioneer 11 (December 1974)

Since flyby of Saturn:
Pioneer 11 (September 1979)

Passing the outer planets:
Pioneer 10 sinds June 1983...

Philip
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posted 07-12-2014 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
55 years ago both Luna 2 and Luna 3 missions were in preparation, resulting in respectively the first lunar impact and the first images of the far side of the Moon...
On the right some Venera mission pins (1975).

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