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p51
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posted 05-07-2014 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The patches look right to me, and I have seen research crews at Dryden wearing a lot of OD green stuff at the flight line in years past.

How common is it for astronauts to be wearing OD green, though?

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posted 05-07-2014 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't recall seeing any astronauts wearing this type/color of nomex jacket, especially astronauts from the shuttle era. It appears the jacket was manufactured in 1995.

Plus, there is nothing tying this particular jacket to any astronaut.

p51
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posted 05-07-2014 06:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never said or suggested it WAS worn by an astronaut, nor has the eBay seller.

I was just curious how common OD green got used by them anyway. If I had to bet, I'd think this is probably something from NASA, but something worn by someone in flight test work at one of the military bases you often see them at...

Greggy_D
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posted 05-07-2014 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lee, actually the eBay seller did suggest it was in their listing:
It most likely was owned by a USAF Pilot / Astronaut.

Spaceguy5
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posted 05-07-2014 11:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know about astronauts (as the seller claims), but I have seen plenty of these worn by various people at Ellington Field. Though usually those also have JSC's aircraft operations directorate patch and sometimes other patches as well (STA, super guppy, T-38, etc.).

p51
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posted 05-09-2014 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good point on the Ellington ops. I've seen a B-57 crew wearing all OD stuff with NASA patches and large US flags.

I've also seen astronauts getting in and out of the 38s, usually with OD green helmet bags. That always confused me as many companies make them in varying blue colors (I don't think I've seen a commerical helmet bag in royal blue, though).

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