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Paul J. Brennan
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posted 06-06-2019 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was watching the PBS documentary last night, titled "Beyond A Year In Space," and it featured NASA’s Astronaut Group 21.

Noticed some were wearing a patch resembling the meatball logo on their shirts, except an 8-ball from pool/billiards took up the space where the word NASA would normally be in the logo. Don’t have a picture to share, but I thought it looked pretty cool.

I understand that the logo is a nod to the group’s nickname, the "Eight Balls," and thought other training groups might have similar designs based on their group (nick)name.

thisismills
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posted 06-07-2019 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've seen the 8-balls design in challenge coin form and also really like the artwork. Did the patch have the astronaut names on it?

Paul J. Brennan
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posted 06-07-2019 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don’t believe so, the footage moved along fairly quickly. Looked like just the image without names. If I remember correctly, they showed it two to three times in quick glimpses.

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