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Paul J. Brennan

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From: Linden, CA
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posted 01-26-2021 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul J. Brennan   Click Here to Email Paul J. Brennan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A new era for patch collecting?

I know there have been personal parches for private crew members over the years, but the Axiom Space Ax-1 crew is a different type of endeavor. Would you collect patches or other merchandise?


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From: London UK
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posted 01-27-2021 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally, no I wouldn't want to extend my collecting to include this area. Having concentrated on NASA manned spaceflight missions I have more than enough to keep me occupied.

I do see this as an opportunity for new collectors though. A whole new era and to be there at the start. What a great situation.

That of course is assuming there will be patches and memorabilia to collect.

Jim Behling

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posted 01-27-2021 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do you collect Expedition crew patches launched by Soyuz that have non NASA crew on them? Or NASA crew launch on non NASA rockets? This is a US crew on a US rocket going the US portion of the ISS. The US space program is more than NASA.

I collect US launch vehicle and patches patches. If it happens to be manned, no big deal. I don't collect Soyuz patches with US crews or Ariane patches with US payloads.

David C

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From: Lausanne
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posted 01-28-2021 03:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Paul J. Brennan:
A new era for patch collecting?

Not for me, but I’m not a dedicated patch collector. I tend to restrict myself to what I see (by my criteria) as being exceptional and exploration driven patches. So, for example, I have all the Apollo patches, clearly an exploration program. I don’t have most of the ISS ones. I certainly don’t have many examples of all the specials/ commemoratives etc. So this first one, possibly, it’s a first. Others past that, no.

But that’s just me. Like I say, not a dedicated patch collector.

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