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Robert Pearlman
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By Chris Kridler
FLORIDA TODAY


http://www.floridatoday.com/news/space/stories/2003b/080903stamp.htm

Astronaut and propulsion expert Franklin Chang-Diaz has received an honor with six legs.

Scientists studying beetles in his native Costa Rica have named a new species after him, dubbing it Phanaeus changdiazi. Costa Rica also put Chang-Diaz and the beetle on twin postage stamps.

KenDavis
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I am sure Franklin is proud to have a beetle named after him but the link between spaceflight and entomology escapes me at the moment!

Will other collectors be including the right hand stamp in their collections?

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posted 08-09-2003 06:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collshubby   Click Here to Email collshubby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is one freaky looking bug!

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