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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.


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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


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.


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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.

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