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Hart Sastrowardoyo

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posted 03-12-2010 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's an interesting website in Indonesian, unfortunately, that has a few interesting items. One of which is that Taufik Akbar, Pratiwi Sudarmono's alternate, had a payload patch which is not visible on either of their blue flightsuit photos. Another is that there exists a photo of the two of them. The third, and perhaps the most interesting of all, is that Akbar's blue flightsuit (or at least one of them) was one that belonged originally to Hank Hartsfield, a few months before 41D was originally scheduled to launch.

Now, even as a alternate, I would be thrilled to get an official blue flightsuit, even if it was something used. The question is, has any other examples come to light of other astronauts receiving uh, excessed outerwear?

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