Set of 5 Space Shuttle Program Astronaut Patches

  • Product Code: PATCHES-ASTRONAUTS
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Set of 5 Space Shuttle Program Astronaut Patches (Does include Payload Specialist Patch that is not in photo)

Astronauts hold a variety of ranks and positions, and each of these roles carries responsibilities that are essential to the operation of a spacecraft. A spacecraft's cockpit, filled with sophisticated equipment, requires skills differing from those used to manage the scientific equipment on board, and so on.

    Commander:

    Overall mission success, safety of crew and Shuttle, maneuvers Shuttle with assistance from Pilot.

    Pilot:

    Assist the Commander in maneuvering the Shuttle. May be responsible for release and recovery of satellites.

    Payload Commander (PLC)

    A Mission Specialist with additional responsibility for the management of the science or other major payload elements of the mission.

    Mission Specialist (MS)

    A NASA astronaut assigned to a Shuttle crew with mission-specific duties.

    Payload Specialist

    Technical experts who accompany specific payloads such as a commercial or scientific satellites.

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