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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-10-2009 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA's official portraits of its 2009 astronaut candidate class (including JAXA and CSA candidates) have now been released.

The following 14 ascans, nicknamed the "Chumps", have their official portraits.

   
   
   
 

Click on thumbnails or photo number for high resolution:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-21-2010 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Class photo via source, not yet available in higher resolution.

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posted 01-21-2010 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Playalinda   Click Here to Email Playalinda     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Incredible portraits. I viewed those on my 42" HDTV via VGA cable and they are indeed poster size. I can see the pics partial and move around to see, for instance, the name tags. You can see any skin imperfections. Amazing!

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posted 01-21-2010 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's interesting to see that they are all facing the same direction in their individual portraits, with the exception of Kate Rubins.

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posted 01-21-2010 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mjanovec:
It's interesting to see that they are all facing the same direction in their individual portraits, with the exception of Kate Rubins.

Probably why it took so long to get approved.

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posted 01-21-2010 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope they crop out the cover over the front bench. Looks extremely messy on the ground.

space4u
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posted 01-21-2010 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rats! NASA still doesn't have new ascan official photo in biographies for Kate Rubins and two others! Argghh...

Leon Ford
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posted 01-21-2010 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Such a great looking group. Do you think any of them will ever get a chance to fly?

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posted 01-21-2010 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They may make it to the ISS on a Soyuz -- but that's it for now it seems...

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posted 01-22-2010 07:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carmelo   Click Here to Email carmelo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same fate of Group 6 (The Excess Eleven) I have fear.

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posted 01-22-2010 09:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most of these people could easily be around for the next 25 years. That's 2035; a lot can and will happen between now and then, I'm sure.

A NASA official, (Duane Ross?), said this group will likely revert to the pre-Shuttle status of having flown one or two missions by the time they call it a career, like the average Mercury/Gemini/Apollo era astronaut. I doubt any of them will beat the record of Franklin Chang-Diaz and Jerry Ross, nor would I believe any of them expects to.

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posted 01-28-2010 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is the class photo as pictured above (JSC2009E215201) in high resolution.

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posted 01-29-2010 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yea Kate Rubins official bio now has her new photo!

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posted 02-24-2010 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Will there be a group patch?

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posted 02-24-2010 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the patch is designed and going through the approval process through NASA. According to one of the class members, it will make its debut when they graduate from basic training.

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posted 04-21-2010 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder how many of them will actually fly.

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posted 04-22-2010 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robonaut   Click Here to Email Robonaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
US astronauts have about 4 to 5 slots a year available on ISS. According to the latest plan ISS will continue until 2020 but I do not think anyone thinks that will be the end of it. As long as the members of the latest group have patience they will get to fly.

I doubt if there will be anything else available for US astronauts in the next 10 years or so.

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posted 04-22-2010 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I wonder how many of them will actually fly.
They will just get to run around in the cool blue suits and call themselves "astronauts".

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posted 04-22-2010 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delta7   Click Here to Email Delta7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There will be plenty of opportunities for them to fly on an ISS expedition. The question is more "How many of them will fly more than once?"

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posted 04-22-2010 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by tegwilym:
They will just get to run around in the cool blue suits and call themselves "astronauts".

No different from the Peacocks class. I asked Marshburn about that back when he finished training and became part of the astronaut pool and he said NASA made no promises that any of the 2004 class were likely to get a flight at all and certainly not on shuttle. He said even with the uncertainty, they all jumped at the chance. As it stands now though, all the Peacocks have gotten to fly or are scheduled and they are flying shuttle and ISS missions. The reason is a lot of the older members of the astronaut pool have retired and moved on to other things.

I see it no different with the Chumps. Shuttle won't be around, but they have pretty much all signed on to be ISS astronauts. Given the shuttle's retirement and the uncertainty of NASA after shuttle, I sense that a few other members of the astronaut corps will be moving on unless they are already in training cycles for missions right now. As such, some or all of the Chumps will likely fly sooner then anyone thinks.

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posted 06-27-2011 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone seen the official NASA's ascan 2009 litho as from this link? Thanks for assistance.

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