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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-30-2014 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today (Jan. 30) at the National Air and Space Museum, 2013 NASA astronaut candidate Anne McClain briefly described her group's newly-designed class patch. McClain was prompted by a question posed by Cian O'Regan (cS: COR482932) of the Irish Space Blog:
We just designed our class patch. We have a symbol of a star just taking off from the Earth and going somewhere out into space because the missions that NASA is looking at are so diverse right now, some of us are going to end up on the International Space Station, some of us might go to an asteroid, some of us might go to Mars...
(The "8 Balls" were not wearing their class patch on their blue flight jackets, so it is still be seen.)

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 01-30-2014 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did notice that they were all wearing their standard issue nameplates. Anne McClain has one with an 8-ball, her name, and her call sign, as seen on her Twitter feed.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-14-2014 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new "behind the scenes" photo posted to the 2013 Astronaut Class' Facebook page shows them wearing what may be the simplified version of their new class patch:

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posted 02-14-2014 03:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for COR482932   Click Here to Email COR482932     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
McClain was prompted by a question posed by Cian O'Regan (cS: COR482932) of the Irish Space Blog
Thanks for posting that first message Robert. As a matter of fact I did not even know that my question was asked! I only watched it again when I saw this post.

The question I submitted on Twitter was:

What aspect of astronaut training have you enjoyed the most, and are you all setting your sights on a flight to the ISS?
Earlier on in the event the first part of my dual question was answered by Mike Hopkins on the ISS. I soon stopped watching the video after my question was asked, so I was unaware that I got an ASCAN to answer my question.

I still have a smile on my face from getting an answer from the space station.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-25-2014 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 2013 NASA Astronaut Class insignia:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-16-2014 11:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Victor Glover's Twitter profile banner, it looks like the "8 Balls" patch has reached the space station:

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 06-20-2014 08:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ya know, it took me awhile before I realized the significance of the name: Not only the four men are in the class, but the 8-ball is the last to be played. (Hopefully none of them get "scratched"...)

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