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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-11-2005 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
London Free Press: Canadian astronauts in the cards
Astronaut Chris Hadfield collected NASA memorabilia, National Geographic charts and postage stamps when he was a kid, but never trading cards. And, certainly, he never imagined himself depicted on one. He didn't start out as much of a reader, either. But now the 45-year-old mechanical engineer, jet pilot, poet and musician finds himself pictured on the front of a trading card promoting reading.

"I never looked at a trading card and thought 'Someday I'm going to have my picture on one of these,'" Hadfield said. "Absolutely not. That is a stature and a status I never thought I'd obtain."

But he and Canada's other five astronauts have achieved just that as part of a children's summer reading program in libraries across the country.

pokey
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posted 04-11-2005 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pokey   Click Here to Email pokey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone knows how I can get my hands on a few sets...

poolman18
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posted 04-11-2005 07:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for poolman18   Click Here to Email poolman18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am working on it as we speak.

Mike Isbell
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posted 04-12-2005 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By my count eight astronauts from Canada have flown on the shuttle. Which two astronauts are not going to be on the trading cards?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-12-2005 10:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My understanding is that they are only being issued for the active members of the CSA corps: Chris Hadfield, Dave Williams, Bjarni Tryggvason, Bob Thirsk, Julie Payette and Steve MacLean

KSCartist
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posted 04-12-2005 08:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If anyone can obtain a complete set of the Canadian cards for me I will trade my duplicates of the old Man on the Moon cards from the 60's and 70's. I also have some dupes of the Space Shots.

TrueNorth
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posted 04-13-2005 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TrueNorth   Click Here to Email TrueNorth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll see what I can do, but first you're going to have to read 50 books this summer.

KSCartist
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posted 04-15-2005 08:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If they're all as short as the "Dick & Jane" books of my childhood-no problem.

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