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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-01-2017 11:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the International Women's Air & Space Museum (IWASM):
We have been chosen to be the exclusive seller of a commemorative patch in honor of Astronaut Peggy Whitson. It was designed by artist Tim Gagnon and is available for pre-sale.
The patch description from the museum's online store:
Whitson recently returned to Earth after an almost ten month assignment in space. During her mission, she broke numerous records including: most experienced female astronaut, the longest single spaceflight by a woman at 288 days, the greatest number of spacewalks by a woman at 10 and the most spacewalking hours at 60 hours and 21 minutes. She now ranks third overall for her spacewalking time for all men and women astronauts and cosmonauts and stands at 665 days, 22 hours and 22 minutes of cumulative time in space which is more than any U.S. astronaut male or female. Whitson also ranks as the world's eighth most experienced astronaut/cosmonaut.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 11-01-2017 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The pose is reminiscent of the famous Rosie the Riveter image.

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 11-02-2017 01:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do not wait for long to order, there are only 37 left for pre-order.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-02-2017 08:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Tim Gagnon, a description of the patch:
The description of the patch:
  1. She's rolling up the sleeve of her flight suit. This is inspired by the iconic Rosie the Riveter "We Can Do This" posters from WWII.

  2. The stars in the flag are for her nine patches (Shuttle, Soyuz and ISS). Also for her extended stay of 9+ months.

  3. The ten stars along the bottom are for the astronauts she flew with during 50, 51 and 52.

  4. I created a special Astronaut Pin version of the "Wonder Woman" wings.

  5. All her ISS increments are represented from Expedition 5 through 52.

  6. The stars in the sky are for her 1996 classmates. Three of whom perished aboard Columbia.

  7. The Shuttle and Soyuz represent her spacecraft flown to and from orbit.

  8. The background is from the Expedition 22 patch that Jorge and I designed. The first mission that occurred after she became Chief Astronaut was Expedition 22.

ddrwilli
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posted 11-02-2017 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ddrwilli   Click Here to Email ddrwilli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ordered mine - only 10 left now.

Kevin T. Randall
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posted 11-03-2017 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin T. Randall   Click Here to Email Kevin T. Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first batch of these patches sold out yesterday, but today they have re-stocked with another batch of 50 patches.

KSCartist
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posted 11-08-2017 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you for the overwhelming response to this offer. I’ve arranged to increase the first batch of these to 250. Everyone should have these in hand before Christmas.

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