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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-04-2015 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet via Facebook:
For space collectors: here's the rarest of all space patches: the League of Unflown Astronauts (LUFA, established 2014), only awarded to its (yet unfortunate) members. We cross off all the names one by one, when one of us flies to space. It's a (brilliant) idea from the latest NASA class, the aptly-named 8 Balls.

p51
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posted 08-04-2015 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...annnnnnnnnnnnddd...

THEY'RE OFF!

Let the race begin to see who can find (astronaut) marked and unmarked versions of this patch!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-16-2016 08:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interestingly, there is a second version of this patch, with slightly different artwork.
Expedition 47 crew members Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) left, and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos cross their names off the ceremonial "League of Unflown Astronauts" patch. Both are on their first spaceflight and were the 221st and 222nd individuals to visit the International Space Station, respectively.

MarylandSpace
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posted 04-16-2016 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The astronauts are using two different versions of Sharpies, too. Too much idle time for me this afternoon I guess.

MSS
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posted 09-05-2016 03:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS   Click Here to Email MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A cake:

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 09-05-2016 09:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps my favorite cake of all time...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-13-2016 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on Twitter:
Happy to cross my name and resign my membership from the League of Unflown Astronauts!

MSS
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posted 07-11-2018 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS   Click Here to Email MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From NASA Johnson:
Expedition 56-57 crewmates Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos pose for a portrait aboard the International Space Station.

Philip
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posted 07-12-2018 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting project...

Russian
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posted 07-14-2018 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russian     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I managed to get the Russian version of the patch same as is seen over Serena and Serguei. But it is harder to get the initial smaller version without Russians.

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